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Dean Gunnarson
Dean Gunnarson

Dean Gunnarson

The Making of an Escape Artist


208 Pages, 6.0 x 8.0

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781927855355

Rights: WOR X CA

Great Plains Publications (May 2016)


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Dean Gunnarson, world-renowned escapologist, has made a career of avoiding death. But his first escape was his greatest -- surviving juvenile leukemia. In the wake of his illness, a magic-obsessed young Dean mirrors the training of his hero Houdini in his hometown of Winnipeg. Another boy on the cancer ward, named Phil, also wants to walk in Houdini's footsteps. Together, Phil and Dean go on a quest for real, true magic that will save Philip's life. They ultimately learn magic can even surprise the magician.

Author Biography

Carolyn Gray is a Winnipeg theatre artist, puppeteer, playwright, creative writing instructor, and winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising New Writer and the Manitoba Day Award. Her work has been produced by Mantioba Theatre for Young People, zone41 Theatre, the Winnipeg International Children's Festival, and many independent theatre companies. She is particularly interested in magic and mystery, currently working on a new play based on a true Canadian cold case, which of course has magic in it too. This is her first non-fiction book.