The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson

The Greatest Magician in the World

Written by Matt Edmondson
Illustrated by Garry Parsons

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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

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The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson


The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson

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!

Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson it is illustrated by the bestselling Garry Parsons and is an interactive novelty gift book featuring a quest story, a cast of magicians and everything you need to perform magic tricks.


The perfect book for all budding magicians! There are even real magic tricks to perform - and they work! * LoveReading4Kids * An incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story... Unusual and totally engrossing. * Parents in Touch * A witty and exciting adventure story with a cast of magnificent magicians, and seven jaw-dropping, easy-to-perform magic tricks?... A Christmas showstopper that all the family can enjoy.? * Lancashire Evening Post * This is a perfect book for a child showing an interest in magic. -- Toppsta Reviewer * Toppsta * The interactive part of this books is the show stopper! My 5-year-old cannot put it down and is constantly doing magic tricks which despite being easy are extremely good. This would make a great present and really is one of the best books we have had in a while. Highly recommended. -- Toppsta Reviewer * Toppsta * This is a really great book, also it's big and great quality. We love magic so this was an instant hit. The story is really good and the illustrations are too. -- Toppsta Reviewer * Toppsta * This is a really great book. The storyline and illustrations are lots of fun. But best of all is the interactive nature of the book which includes magic tricks for readers to try themselves at home. My daughters absolutely loved doing the tricks and were very excited to put on a magic show for daddy! -- Toppsta Reviewer * Toppsta * This large format hardback accompanies the sweet story about believing in yourself with a series of fantastic magic tricks. Readers can learn card tricks, counting tricks and other puzzles with everything that's needed included in various ingenious slots, boxes and envelopes, engineered to provide an exciting book full of brilliant activities, as well as a story. * BookTrust * Extra special * The Week Junior * The perfect family entertainment for Christmas Day * Sunday Express *

About the Author

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.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 11 years


Matt Edmondson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

26th September 2017




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