9780312593216

Abracadabra The Story of Magic Through the Ages

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312593216

  • ISBN10:

    031259321X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/17/2015
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

H.P. Newquist is the author of more than a dozen books for both children and adults, including The Great Brain Book and For Boys Only. He has also written hundreds of magazine articles and several filmed documentaries, and spends a good amount of time traveling to conduct research for his projects. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

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