The Amazing Harry Kellar
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For Ages 8 - 18

Presenting the amazing Harry Kellar! The first magician to receive international fame! The most well-known illusionist at the turn of the twentieth century! The model for the Wizard of Oz! Author Gail Jarrow follows Kellar from a magician’s assistant traveling and performing across the United States during the Civil War to an international superstar with a show of his own, entertaining emperors, kings, and presidents. Jarrow uses Kellar’s own words and images his amazing four-color promotional posters to tell his riveting story in this first Kellar biography for young readers. And she reveals the science behind Kellar’s illusions and explores nineteenth-century entertainment and transportation as well as the history of magic, spiritualism, and séances.

  • Price: $9.99
  • Interest Level: 8 - 18
  • Lexile: 910L
  • Pages: 96
  • ISBN-10: 1629791709
  • ISBN-13: 9781629791708

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