Children's LiteraturePsychics, magicians, and mystics have been around for centuries. Nostradamus is perhaps the first renowned psychic. He lived during the 1500's and gained great notoriety for his predictions. Since that time many other people have claimed to have a special extrasensory perception for seeing the future. Others claim to possess the ability for moving objects with their mind. And some still maintain that they have envisioned Jupiter by simply performing a remote-viewing exercise. For every person alleging to have a unique extrasensory ability there are many more who attempt to prove their claims as false. This book contains short stories of several well-known psychics and then provides the evidence that disputes them. It is a quick and fascinating book to read. It will certainly appeal to reluctant readers, especially those with an interest in the extraordinary. It is part of "The Unexplained" series. 2005, Lerner Publications, Ages 10 up.