The Little Giant Book of Magic Tricks

The Little Giant Book of Magic Tricks

by Bob Longe
     
 
Hundreds of fabulous, leave-'em-flabbergasted tricks include all the secrets that a magician can pull out of a hat. Coins, cards, mind reading, and more: they're here, all within your grasp, and copiously illustrated, with patter included. Triple the fun with a three-dice stunt where you boggle the crowd by guessing the number a volunteer rolls.while you're turned

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Hundreds of fabulous, leave-'em-flabbergasted tricks include all the secrets that a magician can pull out of a hat. Coins, cards, mind reading, and more: they're here, all within your grasp, and copiously illustrated, with patter included. Triple the fun with a three-dice stunt where you boggle the crowd by guessing the number a volunteer rolls.while you're turned away. Thimbles aren't just for sewing: when you make them disappear with some crafty hand moves, no one will figure out how. The "odds" are definitely in your favor with a card trick that depends upon arranging the deck in odds and evens. Put together a mini-routine that relies only on a simple "thumb stretch"--no other paraphernalia but your hand is required! Plus lots of other dazzlers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
If you would like to learn some fairly sophisticated magic tricks and are willing to practice moves and patter, you could get started with Longe's book. While this is a beginner's book, it is appropriate for teenagers and older folks. In a brief introduction, readers are informed that they will not only learn amazing tricks, but will be given clues for improving craftsmanship with patter and technique, and will learn how to handle obnoxious spectators (ignore them, remain composed and friendly). Coin tricks are the first magic tricks to be covered. They are divided into sleight of hand and tricks that involve subtlety and misdirection. Most of the book is organized by props like dice, handkerchiefs, and playing cards, to name a few. The book also includes mental magic, "hypnotism," tricks with numbers, and prestidigitation, or tricks using only your fingers. At the end of the book, the tricks are charted according to level of difficulty from easy to advanced. One disadvantage of the book is that it is chunky, smaller than the average hand, and thick, so it is not possible to open it flat and use both hands to practice the trick. 2002, Sterling Publishing,
— Barbara Kennedy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806980997
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/01/1902
Series:
Little Giant Books
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 5.86(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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