This guide for kids who want to astound friends and family offers information on how to perform more than 100 tricks in step-by-step photographic sequences. The book is organized by theme, and as well as the more traditional sleight-of-hand tricks, includes "mind magic" (mathematical tricks, etc.) a form of magic that has the appeal of requiring less practice and no manual dexterity! Lots of hints and tips are included with sections on performance, stage tricks, costume and props. There are also anecdotes about famous magicians, and snippets of magic history.
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 219 x 250mm | 295g
- 16 Jun 2003
- Pan MacMillan
- Kingfisher Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- colour photographs and illustrations
About Fay Presto
Fay Presto has performed at venues from the Magic Castle in Hollywood to yachts in Cannes Harbour. She has been invited to display her extraordinary magical talents by Elton John, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Caine, Jane Asher, the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty the Queen. She has invented and staged illusions for product launches of every type, including the worldwide launch of Windows '95, where she arranged for Miss Hong Kong to hurtle through a plate glass window!
Table of contents
The first magicians; basic equipment; costumes; practice and performance; illusion; close-up magic; card magic; rope magic; mind magic; putting on a show; comedy props and tips.