Abracadabra: The Story of Magic Through the Ages by H. P. Newquist
  

Synopsis

Abracadabra: The Story of Magic Through the Ages by H. P. Newquist

Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectacular. Truly great magic makes us believe in things we know can't be real. In the hands of the greatest magicians, even a simple card trick can become truly wondrous. Now, in this nonfiction narrative of magic through the ages, HP Newquist explains how the world's most famous tricks were created. From the oracles of ancient Egypt and the wizards of medieval Europe on to the exploits of Houdini and modern practitioners like Criss Angel, this book unlocks the secrets behind centuries of magic and illusion. Fully illustrated and including step-by-step instructions for eight classic magic tricks, this book will have middle-grade readers spellbound.

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Fledgling magicians will be spellbound. --Booklist on Abracadabra

This offering stands out from similar books because of the amount of material it provides about various conjurers, illusionists, and mind readers. Newquist does not hesitate to give away trade secrets . . .



About the Author

HP Newquist is the author of more than a dozen books for both children and adults, including For Boys Only and This Will Kill You. He has written hundreds of magazine articles and several documentaries, covering topics from medicine to music. He spends his time exploring the world and researching books with his wife and two daughters.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Author

H. P. Newquist
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Publisher

Henry Holt & Company Inc

Publication date

19th November 2015

ISBN

9780312593216


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