February 13, 2017

Magic tricks

Children's Book of Magic

Kids are fascinated by magic, as evidenced by the continuing popularity of Harry Potter. But magic is more than magic wands and incantations. It involves illusion, distraction, and showmanship. The Children’s Book of Magic not only explains these skills, but reveals the secrets behind some common tricks. It then offers a wealth of magical effects for kids to master, like vanishing, transformation, levitation, and prediction. They’ll also get a peek into the history of magic and the lives of five famous magicians, of which Houdini is the most recognizable. 

The history and bios are pretty cursory, but the instructions for each trick are very clearly presented, with large, step-by-step pictures and easily-obtained materials.

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