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Title:
Magic for kids
Author:
Presto, Fay.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, 1999.
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Text and step-by-step photographic sequences explain how to do a variety of magic tricks, including sleight of hand tricks, rope tricks, illusions, and more.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780753451878

9780753452103
Format :
Book

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Text and step-by-step photographic sequences explain how to do a variety of magic tricks, including sleight of hand tricks, rope tricks, illusions, and more.


Summary

Don't blink an eye!....But if you do, don't worry, because the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions in this colorful and exciting book capture every move as world-class magician Fay Presto unveils the mysteries of over 25 terrific magic tricks. 'Busted Banana,' 'Sensitive Sole,' and 'Water Surprise' are some of the tempting tricks Fay has devised to make it easy for children to put on an amazing magic show. Organized by theme, there are mathematical tricks that require little practice, new tricks, familiar tricks that take on a new twist, and even some illusion tricks (so don't throw away those large empty cartons!). A special section at the end of the book gathers together the essential information kids need to add a personal dash of panache to their performance!


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6, younger with adult help. This well-organized volume offers aspiring magicians step-by-step instructions for 28 tricks. The opening double-spread illustrates a sample magic trick and provides sidebars that discuss each feature. For each trick, Presto includes a list of materials and instructions for setting up and performing the magic. Small color photographs of real kids doing each step accompany the performance section; setup instructions are accompanied by photos or colorful diagram-like illustrations. Another nice feature is the "patter" box, which suggests what magicians can say to the audience throughout the trick. To ensure success, kids will need to pay attention to the juggler symbol, which indicates trick difficulty, as well as to symbols indicating whether the trick is best performed close up, in a floor show, or on a stage. A glossary of magicians' vocabulary and a listing of other sources for information about magic are included. --Lauren Peterson


Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6, younger with adult help. This well-organized volume offers aspiring magicians step-by-step instructions for 28 tricks. The opening double-spread illustrates a sample magic trick and provides sidebars that discuss each feature. For each trick, Presto includes a list of materials and instructions for setting up and performing the magic. Small color photographs of real kids doing each step accompany the performance section; setup instructions are accompanied by photos or colorful diagram-like illustrations. Another nice feature is the "patter" box, which suggests what magicians can say to the audience throughout the trick. To ensure success, kids will need to pay attention to the juggler symbol, which indicates trick difficulty, as well as to symbols indicating whether the trick is best performed close up, in a floor show, or on a stage. A glossary of magicians' vocabulary and a listing of other sources for information about magic are included. --Lauren Peterson