The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., Aka Houdini

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., Aka Houdini

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Thirteen-year-old John "Houdini" Smith tries to write a book about what is happening in his life, from his parents' worries about money and his brother in Iraq, to his new understandings of people while he and his friends rake lawns in their East Side Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061988905
Characteristics: 168 p. ;,22 cm.


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MissAnnie Jun 11, 2013

Narrative flows easily while the storylines cover a few serious topics such as the war in Iraq, bullies in the neighbourhood, parents facing unemployment and even cruelty to animals. Even so, there is lots of humour as the three young men, Jorge, Lucky and Houdini, try to make sense of their world.

cmueller715 Feb 20, 2013

I agree with super citrus. It had extremely grown up topics and I was shocked to find it in the hands of my 9 and 7yr olds. Was recommend by a librarian for 3rd to 5th graders. I whole heartedly disagree. Definitely teen and up.

kyle64star Jul 23, 2012

i love it! it,s great!

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kyle64star Jul 23, 2012

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kyle64star Jul 23, 2012

my name is john smith,jr,but everyone calls me houdini


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