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his work reveals scores of magic tricks in a picture-strip, which explains in simple steps how each trick is set up and performed.

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Author(s) Malcolm Bird (Author), Alan Dart (Author)
LanguageEnglish
Publisher Pavilion Books
Date of PublicationSeptember 24, 1992
ISBN 101851455973
ISBN 13978-1851455973
FormatHardcover
No of Pages 96
Dimensions10.1 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
ConditionGood
TypePre-owned, Imported / UK Edition
List Price in GBP9.99

This work reveals scores of magic tricks in a picture-strip, which explains in simple steps how each trick is set up and performed. Only the simplest props are used, which can be found around the house or in high-street shops. There are also tips for throwing a magic party.

Grade 3-6-- An attractive collection of over 50 tricks. Clear, easy directions make this an excellent choice for beginning magicians. The instructions are well marked, with each step corresponding to a numbered illustration. This makes each action simple to follow and understand. The cartoon pictures are fun and attractive, but more importantly they accurately show the procedures required. Chapters are divided by type of activity, including "playing cards," "magic numbers," and "paper puzzlers." The selections themselves are not elaborate, but most are suitably impressive and can be mastered fairly easily. Most materials required are readily available; some preparation of props is necessary. Closing chapters offer suggestions for costumes and party ideas. With the emphasis on the physical logistics of each trick, little attention is paid to sleight-of-hand techniques. Misdirection and patter are mentioned briefly in the introductory chapter, but rarely within the descriptions of the tricks. Despite these minor flaws, this book will be a popular addition to the magic shelves, with fun tricks that kids can learn and perform successfully on their own. --Steven Engelfried, Alameda County Library, CA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.