Simple Sleight-Of-Hand: Card and Coin Tricks for the Beginning Magician

Simple Sleight-Of-Hand: Card and Coin Tricks for the Beginning Magician

by Paul Zenon
     
 

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School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up
Gimmicks describes tricks involving prepared props such as fake fingertips, nail writers (tiny pens or pencils that attach to the user's thumbnail), "a pull" (in which props are pulled away by strings), bending things, and setting up card decks. Magic involves performances that use props to create the pretense of mind-reading. Sleight includes easier routines than those in Gimmicks , outlining procedures for three-cup switch, disappearing coins, and card illusions. In all of the books, detailed descriptions of the tricks are accompanied by suggestions for possible dialogue with the audience and the actual mechanics of the maneuvers. These books are for avid readers who can learn from descriptions, as the color photographs accompanying each trick are not so helpful. Jon Tremaine's Amazing Book of Magic and Card Tricks (Quadrillion, 1998) has a better blend of text and illustration, though some of its content (a section on how to use fortune-telling to predict one's future lover) makes it more appropriate for an older audience.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404217577
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Amazing Magic Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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