The Magic & Mystery of Johnny Copper

The Magic & Mystery of Johnny Copper

by Clyde L. Cronkhite


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The Magic & Mystery of Johnny Copper by Clyde L. Cronkhite

A book for those who are teenagers, are about to be teenagers, were teenagers, are parents of teenagers, grew up performing magic, and just enjoy magic and mystery.

In this adventure story, readers are introduced to innovative methods of overcoming challenges faced by young people today.

The story of Jonathon Koppervich (his friends call him Johnny Copper for short) involves a teenager who transfers to a new school. The transfer is the result of his dad's promotion from police officer to detective--which causes the family to move to a new area of the city.
Johnny finds ways to win friends as well as startle adversaries by performing magic and applying some investigative techniques learned from his relatives.

Part 1 places readers right in the middle of today's school environment. They experience the challenges faced by today's teenagers----from being bullied to just fitting into today's youthful culture. The methods used by Johnny Copper to deal with these challenges are adventuresome, yet practical. The book is both fictional and nonfictional. Although Johnny is a fictional character, he is a composite of many young people today. The challenges he faces are real as well as his magic and detective approaches.

Part 2 provides detailed instructions on how Johnny accomplishes his magic in Part 1, from close-up sleight-of-hand to stage illusions---magic which teaches diligence, dexterity, the importance of practice and how to relate to people--all necessary in most of life's endeavors. Readers can go to a website and have access to YouTube videos of Copper's magic being performed. Throughout the book references are made to real locations, publications, and websites where readers can go for additional information and assistance. Readers can also suggest challenges they would like Copper to confront and magic to perform in his adventure by going to a website and leaving Johnny a message.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494937232
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

The author draws from his experience as a former LAPD detective and criminal justice professor and author. Additionally he has performed as a magician. Details about his background and other publications can be found at his website (

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