A thrilling reimagining of Houdini’s childhood years and the life that made him master of escape, from the award-winning author of The Ostrich Boys.
The year is 1885 and Erik Weisz, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him very few friends and a bad reputation. But this is just the beginning of his story and Erik is destined for a far more magical future. Watch as he transforms before your very eyes into the greatest showman the world has ever seen… An unexpected and timely story of rags to riches.
Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Kathleen Fidler Award. His award-winning novel The Ostrich Boys was recently adapted for theatre. He lives in Austria.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
8 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational