Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

By ROCKLIFF, Mara

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ISBN
9780763668419
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2016  |  Elementary

Gr 2–5—From the team responsible for Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France (Candlewick, 2015) comes another excellent picture book biography, this time about someone less well known but truly intriguing. Adelaide Herrmann (1853–1932) never wanted to be like other girls: she was determined to stand out and dazzle the world. She secretly joined a dancing troupe, scandalizing family and friends. When that got old, t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Rockliff and Bruno (Mesmerized, rev. 1/15) bring the now-all-but-forgotten female magician Adelaide Herrmann back to center stage. Bold and spunky, Addie, in Rockliff's strikingly vivid depiction, was always eager to stand out from the crowd, to "ASTONISH," "SHOCK," and "DAZZLE." These three verbs pop up repeatedly in the eye-catchingly arranged text, where words slant and curve and grab attention thanks to larger type, decorative fonts, or placement (say, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Bold and spunky, Addie was always eager to "ASTONISH," "SHOCK," and "DAZZLE." Addie met magician Alexander Herrmann; they married; she became his assist...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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