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Title:
Children's book of magic
Author:
Hildyard, Anne, author.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
Physical Description:
125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Summary:
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781465424594
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library GV1548 .H49 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Magic has always captivated and amazed children, but learning the secrets behind this mysterious art has never been easy -- until now. Introducing Children's Book of Magic , an introduction to the world's most amazing illusionists, magic tricks and magicians.

Tracing the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt to the rise of stage performance in the 1900s and up to and including magic of the present day, Magic also includes 20 tricks for kids to put on their own show by learning from the 8 schools of magic: production, vanishing, transformation, restoration, teleportation, escaping, levitation, and prediction. Card tricks, coin tricks, escapology, and more are presented in step-by-step sequences, while biography spreads highlight the great works of history's greatest magicians including Hieronymus Bosch, Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, and modern day performers such as David Blaine and Dynamo.

With Children's Book of Magic kids can dive in and discover the secrets of sleight of hand, the power of performance, and the mysteries of misdirection needed to perfect their skills.


Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO¬ģ books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.


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