by Rose Wyler and Gerald Ames,
illustrated by Arthur Dorros
Abracadabra! Pull a rabbit from a hat, stand an egg on its end, make
a penny disappear, or become 'magnetic.' Learn fun, simple magic tricks,
even for beginners, in this "I Can Read Book." Watch closely, and the
next magician to perform will be you!
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"Most of the magic tricks presented here are easily understood and
appear to be simple to learn and to execute with ample practice.
Disappearing coins, rope tricks, a genie in a bottle, and many others
provide interesting stunts to amaze and mystify one's friends."–School
Illustrator's note: the story behind the story
When I first received and read the writing that had been done for this
book, I knew I would have to try the tricks in order to visualize how I
wanted to draw them. I was intrigued to find out how to make coins
appear and disappear, how a pencil could look like it was bending, and
then to find that I could actually do these tricks. I was no magician,
though I had once been able to make a cascade of pennies plunk into a
pail at a birthday party, a trick I had seen my father perform when I
was four or five years old. Working on this book gave me a few new
tricks up my sleeve.