List Price: $17.95
Children's Books, People & Places, Biographies, Performing Arts,
Book Description: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 magicianâ€™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 Kellarâ€™s own words and imagesâ€”his amazing four-color promotional postersâ€”to tell his riveting story in this first Kellar biography for young readers. And she reveals the science behind Kellarâ€™s illusions and explores nineteenth-century entertainment and transportation as well as the history of magic, spiritualism, and sĂ©ances.
Bookbag () |