Anything but Ordinary Addie

Anything but Ordinary Addie

The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Traces the story of dancer-turned-magician's assistant Adelaide Herrmann, placing her achievements against a backdrop of period conventions about women in the arts and her determination to continue her work after the death of her husband.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763668419
Branch Call Number: 793.8092 HERRM-R
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruno, Iacopo - Illustrator


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Feb 22, 2019

This picture biography dazzles with daring escapades and colorful cutout illustrations reminiscent of paper dolls and circus posters. The facts about Adelaide Herrmann are absolutely astonishing. She most certainly put the show in show woman. In sixty five years of magic, she wowed the likes of P.T. Barnum and Buffalo Bill. What a shame her legacy died out for so long. Kudos to Margaret Steele who tenaciously searched for Addie's story until the manuscript was recovered and shared with the world.

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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