Magic Tricks (Games Around the World)

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Learn the history of magic and magic trick basics in this new book from Compass Point Books. Step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations show you how to do magic tricks that will amaze everyone. You'll also find the answers to questions such as: Who was Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin? What is a sleight of hand trick? How can you make a quarter disappear? A glossary, Did You Know? and Want to Know More? resources, and an index are included.

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Overview

Learn the history of magic and magic trick basics in this new book from Compass Point Books. Step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations show you how to do magic tricks that will amaze everyone. You'll also find the answers to questions such as: Who was Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin? What is a sleight of hand trick? How can you make a quarter disappear? A glossary, Did You Know? and Want to Know More? resources, and an index are included.

Presents a history of magic and magic tricks, along with tips and easy step-by-step instructions for performing several tricks using coins and other common objects.

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The "Games around the World" series, of which Magic Tricks is one volume, offers a low-key, multicultural look at some games and tricks designed to give young readers a chance to hone and exhibit their skills to friends and family. Each book starts with a short history of its subject illustrated with historical prints or photos from various cultures. Each ends with a section comprising a short glossary, some little-known facts about the skill, and a "Want to Know More?" section that includes books, web sites, and addresses of associations, museums, and festivals that might be explored with parents or even on school field trips. The pages in between are filled with tips, descriptions, and simple instructions accompanied by photos and drawings. The directions are clear and reader-friendly, giving the 8 to 11 set a chance to try a few basic tricks and decide if they want to dig more deeply into the subject. In Magic Tricks, for example, the beginner discovers that acting is a big part of the magician's art, which was practiced more than 4000 years ago in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Asia. Each volume is written by an educator with advice from a professional in the field. It looks easy, but some children will probably need assistance from an adept adult or older friend. For those truly fascinated by the skill, the historical pages and their illustrations are especially intriguing. 2002, Compass Point, Talcroft
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  • ISBN-13: 9780756501921
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Life Cycles Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is a Magician? 5
The History of Magic 7
Magic Trick Basics 10
Falling Tower 16
Colorful Mind Reader 18
Mind Power! 20
Disappearing Quarter 22
Learning Magic Tricks 26
Glossary 28
Did You Know? 29
Want to Know More? 30
Index 32
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