The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. aka Houdini

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. aka Houdini

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When an author comes to speak to his class in a rundown area of Providence, Houdini decides to make money by writing his own novel. Houdini chronicles his life as he and his friends start a leaf-raking business, befriend Old Man Jackson (a Vietnam War veteran with a seriously intimidating dog), and get even with the neighborhood bully, Angel. But it's hard to find a way to write about his dad losing his job or his brother, Franklin, who is first reported missing in action in Iraq and then still seems to be missing when he comes home.

No matter what, Houdini and his friends rely on one another to figure out how to do the right thing. And Houdini discovers that writing and thinking about his friends and family lets him get to know them in completely new ways.

ISBN: 9780061988912

Published Date: July 29, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 168

Size: 7.65" l x 5.11" w x 0.43" h

Age Classification: Ages 9 to 12