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Mind-Reading Tricks
     

Mind-Reading Tricks

by Stephanie Turnbull
 

Astound your friends with these amazing mind-reading tricks. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how you can predict hidden numbers, guess which name might be pulled from a hat, work mind-boggling double acts and much, much more.

From memory magic to telepathy techniques, you'll discover all the tricks of the trade. And with tales of some of the world's greatest

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Astound your friends with these amazing mind-reading tricks. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how you can predict hidden numbers, guess which name might be pulled from a hat, work mind-boggling double acts and much, much more.

From memory magic to telepathy techniques, you'll discover all the tricks of the trade. And with tales of some of the world's greatest master magicians, plus top tips for your own performance, this book will help you master the secrets of magic.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Renee Farrah Vess
Tricks using math, like The Magic Number is something easily done in a classroom setting. Everyone chooses a 3-digit number with the first digit higher than the third, and in three simple directions, everyone ends up with the same total of 1089. Other math tricks involve props like dice, cards, or combining math and probability in order to seemingly read the mind of a participant. Magician basics like patter, the prepared talking a magician does as a source of misdirection, forcing the participant's choice, and even how to use a secret helper in the audience are described. Memory plays a big part in these mind-reading tricks since codes are often used to remember the order of objects, as well as in tricks when something moves and it's the magician's job to find it in its new location. Part of the "Secrets of Magic" series, there are drawn illustrations, photographs, and magician biographies on every page that break the text into short easy to read paragraphs. Also included is a glossary of magician terms as well as a list of websites for further reading. Reviewer: Renee Farrah Vess
Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
A young girl sits on her bedroom floor with a telescope and photo book, dreaming about being the first person to photograph Uranus up close. However, Admason asks: "But do you really want to go to Uranus?" To answer this question, he transports readers to a cartoon version of Uranus, learning about the planet, its moons, and its atmosphere. Often using comparisons to life on Earth, Adamson gives the reader important facts in easily understood language, such as: "As you get near the planet, you'll notice something funny. Uranus is sideways. Unlike the other planets, it spins like a wheel facing the sun." Reluctant readers will not be overwhelmed by the text's word count or complexity. Fabbri's vibrant illustrations add drama to the text, but perhaps lack authenticity of the realities of Uranus's surface and atmosphere. The back matter of the book includes a text box titled "How Do We Know About Uranus?," an "Earth vs. Uranus" comparison chart, a glossary, and lists of other books to read and websites to visit for information on Uranus. While this would be a good addition to any library on solar systems, it should not be used as the only resource for information on Uranus, since its factual information is limited. Part of the "Do you Really Want to Visit...?" series. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 1–2—Suggesting at best only quick visits, these lighthearted excursions send a diverse cast of young explorers to various solar-system locales to check out landforms, the uniformly hostile atmospheric conditions, and such other features of note as Jupiter's Galilean moons ("the big kahunas"). Though readers will be left with pockets full of specific facts and also vivid impressions of what each destination is like, they will have to guess at the pronunciation of words like "maria" or "Enceladus," and may find the cartoon illustrations, which often dissolve into jumbles of color, less than informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599204987
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Secrets of Magic Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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