Recently I started reading about the legendary magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini, and I think he’s fascinating. The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick is about a boy who wants to be just like Houdini. Victor attempts to perform tricks like escaping from a locked trunk and walking through a wall. Then by a VERY lucky coincidence, Victor actually gets to meet Houdini! What happens next might show Victor just what he’s been looking for his whole life– the keys to performing Houdini’s magic. If you’re a fan of Hugo Cabret, definitely check this one out!
Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator