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Matt Edmondson is a broadcaster, writer, producer, board-game inventor and former professional magician who regularly performed at parties, weddings and corporate functions. He started his career as a presenter on CBBC over a decade ago and since then he has presented Channel 4's flagship youth strand T4, and hosted Fake Reaction, TV OD and The Xtra Factor for ITV2. He has written and presented online series for both The Apprentice and The X Factor and he also took part in the BBC's Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. Matt is currently the host of a weekend show on BBC Radio 1 and the ITV2 show Release the Hounds. Although no longer a performer of magic, Matt still has a huge interest in the field. He is a member of The Magic Circle, and regularly annoys his wife by trying to show her card tricks. Garry Parsons studied Fine Art at Canterbury and has an MA in Sequential Design from the University of Brighton. Illustrator of the smash-hit Dinosaur that Pooped series of books written by McFly's Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, Garry's artwork also regularly appears in magazines and newspapers in Britain and the USA including Vanity Fair, The Times, Men's Health and Marie Claire. Garry also produces illustrations for advertising and has worked for Proctor and Gamble, Affinity Foods and Harrods. He was listed in The Bookseller as one of 2015's Top Ten bestselling children's illustrators in the UK. Garry lives in London.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 The perfect book for all budding magicians! There are even real magic tricks to perform - and they work! Elliot is mad about magic. He talks about it and dreams about it and loves to practise it. And one day, he wants to be the Greatest Magician in the World - just like his great-great grandfather who was known far and wide as The Amazing Dextrini. Elliot tries to learn some magic from a book in the library but what he really needs is to get some tips from a real magician. Elliot sets off on a quest to achieve his dreams of performing magic and he is lucky enough to get some amazing help along the way. Young readers will love following in his footsteps and sharing his delightful story. ~ Julia Eccleshare Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for October 2017 A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen Egyptomania by Emma Giuliani and Carole Saturno Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson
A showstopping quirky gift book for budding magicians, filled with mind-blowing removable magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed! Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It's all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it's not surprising, because magic is in Elliot's blood. His great grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps. But it's tricky when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you. But all that's about to change when Elliot discovers a long lost letter from his great grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever! Be bamboozled by the Mind-Reading Pants Trick, or wowed with the Disappearing Object Trick! Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, and illustrated by the bestselling Garry Parsons, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story, a cast of personality-packed magicians and everything you need to perform seven jaw-dropping magic tricks. Abracadabra!