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Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World’s Greatest Escape Artist

This is the life story of Ehrich Weiss. If you don’t recognise this man’s name, that is because the world came to know him as the one and only Harry Houdini.
George Bernard Shaw once remarked that Harry Houdini is the third most famous name in history after Jesus Christ and Sherlock Holmes. While that might be a bold and debatable statement, there is no doubt that Houdini is the most famous magician to have ever lived. Almost  a hundred years after his death, his name is still synonymous with death-defying stunts and unimaginable escapes.
His ability to get out of seemingly impossible situations, along with his knack of dealing with the public and the press, made him a legend in his own time. Some of his most notable escapes, which still cannot be explained, were the Mirror Handcuff Challenge, the Milk Can Escape, the Chinese Water Torture Cell and the Suspended Straitjacket Escape.
How did a poor, uneducated boy rise out of poverty and become the greatest illusionist of the 20th century? The story of Houdini’s life is not only entertaining, but also educational. His struggles in life and his determination to succeed are a lesson to all.

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Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
Illustrated by: Lalit Kumar Singh
Published: 2009
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25″ x 6.5″ | 80 pages
ISBN: 978-81-906963-9-5

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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in biography

 

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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest King of the Ring

Muhammad Ali. His ferocious skill inside the ring made him a champion, his gentle spirit outside made him a hero, and his courage in life made him a legend.

Like David taking on Goliath, he fought against the biggest and the strongest and managed to come out on top. Like a modern-day Robin Hood, he gave his wealth to the poor. He had the good looks of a movie star and the words of a poet, and left his fans and critics absolutely spellbound every time.

He soon became the champion of the world, but gave it all up by standing for what he believed in. Refusing to abandon his Muslim faith, and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, cost him the best years of his career, and nearly stripped him of his freedom. But Muhammad Ali survived it all, and fought his way back to the top all over again.

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Illustrated by: Lalit Kumar Sharma
Published: 2011
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 92 Pages
ISBN: 978-93-80741-04-8

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in biography

 

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A Short Biography On Nelson Mandela

In 1948, justice and equality were outlawed in the country of South Africa. The people needed one voice to speak up when the world fell silent. They needed one leader to stand up when the world looked away. One man answered that call; one man who sacrificed his own future for the future of his people and transformed a nation.

The story cuts back to Mandela’s childhood where we see him going through school and then university and finally, to when he gets his first job as an articled clerk.

The narrative focuses on him as being a positive leader and the face of change in South Africa – omitting later criticisms, like his lack of action in trying to stop the sweep of AIDS in South Africa when he was president.

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Illustrated by: Sankha Banerjee
Published: 2010
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 112 Pages
ISBN: 978-93-80028-97-2

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in biography

 

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The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba’s life was far from fantastic. A small house in the poorest part of Mumbai, a loving son, and his own autorickshaw – that was his world…
Till one day, he accidentally stumbles upon the secret stash of a gang of forty thieves. What follows is a storm that changes his life completely. One little dip into the pile, and Ali Baba brings on more trouble than he had bargained for, as he finds that the robbers aren’t ones to take things lightly. They are dangerous, armed, and cunning. And while Ali Baba himself isn’t a greedy man, the secret doesn’t stay with him…
This thrilling graphic novel recreates the classic tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the Arabian Nights in contemporary times.

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Illustrated by: Amit Tayal
Published: 2011
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25″ x 6.5″ | 72 pages
ISBN: 978-93-80028-94-1

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in originals

 

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The Wright Brothers: They Showed the World How to Fly

Orville and Wilbur Wright were just two seemingly average brothers from the American city of Dayton, Ohio, without even a high school diploma. Both were content living as local businessmen, printing newspapers and building bicycles. Like so many others, the two creative and inventive brothers harboured a secret fantasy since childhood, a dream to be able to fly.

In the late 1800s, the world’s leading scientists were trying to construct a machine that could soar above the earth. One by one these brilliant scientists failed, some even falling to their deaths, victims of their own winged contraptions. So, how could Orville and Wilbur even think of succeeding when no one else could?

But succeed they did. This is the story of their life, the risks they took, despite the multiple failures, and their unwillingness to accept defeat. This is the story of how the Wright Brothers find a way to change the world for the better.

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Illustrated by: Sankha Banerjee

Published: 2010

Imprint: Campfire

Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 72 Pages

ISBN: 978-93-80028-16-3

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in biography

 

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Leonardo da Vinci – From Inspiration to Innovation

Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time and the best example of the Renaissance man. This is the story of one of the greatest painters of all time, and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

Leonardo grew up in the hamlet of Anchiano in Tuscany where he received an Informal education. Young Leonardo had an unquenchable curiosity in life and Moved to Florence where he took an interest in painting. At the age of fourteen, Leonardo began an apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio. Here, his talent blossomed and as fate would have it, he was soon employed by the rich and powerful Duke of Milan. Soon, Leonardo moved to the city of Rome, where some of the greatest artists of the time lived. This tale traces the fascinating life of one of the best and most famous artists
That the world has ever seen.

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Illustrated by: Lalit Kumar Sharma

Published: 2010

Imprint: Campfire

Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 72 Pages

ISBN: 978-93-80741-01-7

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in biography

 

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