Amazing Magic Tricks

Jon Tremaine, Author
Jon Tremaine, Author . Barron's $12.99 (128p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6257-2
Reviewed on: 12/21/2009
Release date: 10/01/2009

Professional magician Tremaine's manual, marked with tabs for easy browsing, contains step-by-step, illustrated instructions for card, matchstick, rope and string tricks, and mind/body magic. Some tricks require easy-to-find props. With practice, readers will learn how to pull off sleight of hand like the “Card Box Bluff” and “Cut and Restored Rope,” while mind-reading favorites like “Black Magic” should amaze. Tips on practicing theatrics and observing human behavior (one trick utilizes “Change Psychology” to pick out the right card) cover additional aspects of successful magic. Ages 10–up. (Dec.)