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"
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763668419
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruno, Iacopo - Illustrator


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If you’ve ever marveled at a magic show, then you’ve got to take a look at the stunningly illustrated picture book biography of Adelaide Herrmann, a real life Queen of Magic. Adelaide Herrmann’s life was anything but ordinary, the same can be said for this book. (Early)

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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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