Big Magic for Little Hands: Levitate Your Brother, Vanish Your Homework, Perform a Houdini-Inspired Escape, Scare the Pants Off Your Parents, and 25 More Astounding Tricks for Young Magicians

Big Magic for Little Hands: Levitate Your Brother, Vanish Your Homework, Perform a Houdini-Inspired Escape, Scare the Pants Off Your Parents, and 25 More Astounding Tricks for Young Magicians

by Joshua Jay

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Overview

Kids love magic. They love to see it, and they love to do it. Enter Joshua Jay, who started doing magic when he was 7 and was named champion at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) by the time he was 16. His Big Magic for Little Hands is packed with 25 astonishing illusions for kids ages 7 and up. In other words, it’s sleight of hand for the small of hand.

These are tricks that require little prep time and dexterity yet are guaranteed to deliver a big payoff. The large format, oversized ext, and black-and-white vintage-style illustrations make Big Magic particularly easy to follow and kid-friendly. Here’s how to levitate your sibling several feet off a bed. Escape Houdini-like from tightly bound ropes. There are also impromptu effects that can be performed anytime, anywhere, like Spook-Key, in which an antique key mysteriously rotates in your hand. Each easy-to-perform feat is clearly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and accompanied by insider tips.

Joshua Jay is a master who guides his apprentices through every aspect of the magician’s art, from the first step—taking the Magician’s Oath—to how to minimize nervousness (Rule #1: Rehearse. A lot).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761180098
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 140,054
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 13.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Joshua Jay, “one of America’s finest young magicians” (Genii, The Conjurors’ Magazine), has headlined at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, is a magic consultant for several multinational toy manufacturers, and has served as the monthly columnist for Magic magazine for 12 years. Recently, he consulted and developed a commercial spot for HBO, using sleight of hand to promote Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. He was named the 2012 Magician of the Year by the Society of American Magicians. He lives in New York City.

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Big Magic for Little Hands: Levitate Your Brother, Vanish Your Homework, Perform a Houdini-Inspired Escape, Scare the Pants Off Your Parents, and 25 M 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DOMagic More than 1 year ago
A perfect tome for the budding illusionist. Easy to follow instructions, great illustrations. Includes history and references to advance studies. A GREAT GIFT!