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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 escalating series of tricks gone awry involves 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.

Publisher: L O Annie Press

Type: Picture Book

Age Range: 3 yrs – 5 yrs

Subjects: Picture Books, Juvenile, Magic

Size: 8 ½” x 11”; 43 pages; 700 words

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

Book Launch: March 2019
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How to Buy for Individual Customers:  Houdini Carini is available from or by special order at your local bookstore.

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 for details.

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ph: 510-305-8400

About L O Annie Press

L O Annie Press is an independent children’s picture book publisher located in Sausalito, California.  The company namesake was an orphaned, curly haired mutt called “Little Orphan Annie” or “Annie” for short.  Annie was a sweet-tempered, loving, loyal creature.  Although she is gone, her legacy lives on in our mission: to generate love and connection, one book at a time.



Author Anne Dana

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.