Great Houdini (Step into Reading 4)
Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more dangerous stunts. His intense ambition paid off, and soon Harry Houdini became known worldwide!
This kid-appealing Step 3 traces Houdini's life from his poor beginnings to his eventual success as the most famous mystical magician and escape artist of all time.
- Short paragraphs
- More challenging vocabulary
- 48 pages each
The "Step Into Reading" series provides readers of all levels with engaging books appropriate for their reading skill. Step 1 books are geared towards children who know the alphabet and want to begin reading. Step 2 readers hold short, simple sentences and focus on beginning phonics skills as young children read and sound out words with help. In Step 3, stories are a little longer with fun characters and easy plots to satisfy children reading by themselves. Short paragraphs and increasingly difficult vocabulary are introduced in Step 4 as students are building their reading confidence. Step 5 storybooks provide skilled readers with chapter books. Each level features a captivating assortment of fiction and nonfiction topics, all colorfully illustrated and appealing to young readers.