Defying Death in the Desert

The desert is one of the harshest and deadliest environments for humans, but we’re still inevitably drawn to this vast, parched landscape. This vibrantly illustrated book presents fascinating true stories survival that are unforgettable.

Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectacular. Truly great magic makes us believe in things know can’t be real. In the hands of greatest magicians, even simple card trick can become truly wondrous. Now, this nonfiction narrative through ages, HP Newquist explains how world’s most famous tricks were created. From oracles ancient Egypt and wizards medieval Europe on exploits Houdini modern practitioners like Criss Angel, book unlocks secrets behind centuries illusion. Fully illustrated including step-by-step instructions for eight classic tricks, will have middle-grade readers spellbound.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts — biographical to literary historical in which literature can be viewed. Identifies significant devices global themes that define a writer’s style place author larger tradition as chronicled evaluated by critics over time.