Be astonished and dazzled by the
true story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic!
Some girls are perfectly happy never doing anything
of the ordinary. But not Addie—she longed for thrills and excitement!
In an era when the stage was no place for proper young ladies, Addie
dared to be a ballerina—and then gave it up for even more daring
When she married world-famous magician Herrmann
the Great, she knew she just had to be part of his show. Addie wanted
to SHOCK and DAZZLE! She would do anything to draw crowds, even letting
herself be shot out of a cannon. When Herrmann the Great died, Adelaide
Herrmann felt she couldn't disappoint her loyal fans—the show must go
on. But what could she do? She would perform the show all by herself!
From the creators of Mesmerized
this rollicking romp tells the true story of one fearless magician's
rise to glory, featuring the exquisitely lavish illustrations of Iacopo
"An out-of-the-ordinary biography." —Kirkus
a memorable and, yes, I’ll say it, magical picture-book biography that
will captivate audiences, young and old." —Horn Book
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