Anything but Ordinary Addie

Anything but Ordinary Addie

The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Book - 2016
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Some girls are perfectly happy never doing anything out of the ordinary. But Addie was anything but ordinary. She longed for thrills and excitement! At a time when a young lady appearing onstage was considered most unusual, Addie defied convention and became a dancer. And when she married the world-famous magician Herrmann the Great, she knew she had to be part of his show. Addie wanted to shock and dazzle! She would do anything to draw the crowds, even agree to be shot out of a cannon. But when Herrmann the Great died, Addie couldn’t disappoint her loyal fans — the show had to go on. What could she do? She would perform the show all by herself!
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763668419
Branch Call Number: JB H4361R 2016
JB H4361R 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruno, Iacopo


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SPPL_BirthToK Jul 16, 2018

A picture book biography about a true mighty girl, the Queen of Magic, Adelaide Herrmann. Stunning illustrations and an engaging story make this great read aloud.

JCLAllisonD Nov 10, 2016

For a serious dose of girl power, check out this picture book biography of early 1900s female magician Adelaide Herrmann. Bold illustrations pair up great with the simple text.

ArapahoeKati Sep 27, 2016

Stylish illustrations make this a magical read about a lady magician--you go, Addie!


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