Houdini Carini

Houdini Carini


Author / Illustrator Anne Zadek

Meet Houdini Carini, girl magician! Houdini just wants to be a “magnificent magician” but everything seems to keep going wrong. Houdini’s faulty tricks upset the entire town until she finally learns the secret to great magic. A humorous picture book for ages 3 – 5. Bonus content includes illustrated instructions for a real trick beginning magicians can do.


"Houdini Carini is a charming picture book with a matter-of-fact, lucid reminder that mastery takes time" -  Foreward Clarion Reviews

"A clever, vividly illustrated book about learning from mistakes" - Kirkus Review

"Houdini Carini imparts lessons crucial to success in any venture, and does it in a way that young readers will find natural and fun." -Blue Ink Review

"Readers will find this delightful read striking and fun." - The Us Review of Books

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Publisher:  L. O. Annie Press
Type: Picture Book
Age range: 3 yrs – 5 yrs
Subjects: picture books, juvenile, magic
Size: 8-1/2” x 11”; 43 pages; 700 words

ISBNs and Suggested Retail Prices (U.S.):
hardbound ISBN 978-1-7323269-9-6 - $22.95
paperback  ISBN 978-1-7327747-0-4 - $11.95
eBook                  978-1-7327747-1-1 - 1.99

How to Buy for Individual Customers:  Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For Retail and Wholesale Accounts:  Houdini Carini is distributed on a returnable basis at wholesale discount in the United States by Ingram. Additional, special wholesale terms are available directly from L O Annie Press for non-profit institutions supporting children’s literacy. Contact info@LOAnniePress.com for details.

Publisher Website: www.LOAnniePress.com

Media contact:
ph: 510-305-8400

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The first magic act author/Illustrator Anne Zadek ever saw was on a grammar school stage at the age of 5. When that magician pulled a rabbit out of a seemingly –empty hat she was instantly hooked. She has been a fan of magic acts ever since.

Houdini Carini is Anne’s second children’s picture book. Her first, the award-winning Monsieur Pierre, was authored under her former name, Anne Dana. She lives in California and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.