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Abracadabra! : Fun Magic Tricks for Kids
by Kristen Kelly and Ken Kelly and Colette Kelly and Julian Mather


Overview - Summon your inner Houdini and learn simple magic tricks that will wow your family and friends

How did he do that? Have you ever racked your brains trying to figure out how that birthday party magician pulled a dove out of his sleeve?  Read more...


 
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More About Abracadabra! by Kristen Kelly; Ken Kelly; Colette Kelly; Julian Mather
 
 
 
Overview
Summon your inner Houdini and learn simple magic tricks that will wow your family and friends

How did he do that? Have you ever racked your brains trying to figure out how that birthday party magician pulled a dove out of his sleeve? Or spent sleepless nights wondering just how he made that coin disappear? Well, what if there were a book that shared a magician's secrets with you and showed you how to do magic, too?

Eleven-year-old magician Kristen and her magician dad, Ken, reveal secret magic techniques with step-by-step photographs and demonstrate how you can perform tricks that look impossible but are, in fact, very simple to master You'll also learn one of the most important secrets about becoming a magician--how to use your confidence, personality, and presentation skills to enchant and amaze your friends and family. Choose from thirty of Kristen and Ken's coolest tricks and learn how to:

- Make a pencil float in mid-air
- Bend a key using your mind
- Make a pile of items disappear
- Eat a knife
- And much more

With Abracadabra , you'll see that you don't have to be an adult to perform magic

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781510702967
  • ISBN-10: 1510702962
  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Games & Activities - Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

British magician Ken Kelly and his 11-year-old daughter, Kristen, introduce 30 magic tricks described via step-by-step instructions; photographs taken by Ken’s wife, Colette; and online videos that readers can access via QR codes. Several tricks make use of everyday items like coins, drinking glasses, toothpicks, and vases; others require paper props readers can cut out of the book, such as a paper lady that can be used to replicate the classic cutting-someone-in-half trick. Kelly explains terms like “misdirection,” “gimmick,” and “sleight of hand” and discusses how audiences will perceive successfully performed tricks. The text is sometimes repetitive (“Think of all the candies you can eat during practice! You’ll have the best excuse ever to eat tons of candies”), and the book’s design is bare bones, but this is still a solid guide for magicians-in-training. Ages 7–up. (June)

 
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