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The Magic Show Hardcover – 30 Nov 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing (30 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761115951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761115953
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 2.5 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By A Customer on 29 Dec. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Buy this book, it performs a complete magic show on its own. Wonderfully constructed and illustrated, it will perform an entertaining selection of magic tricks in front of you. Then show it off to your friends and family. Everyone will be intrigued, even if thy can guess the secrets.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fool Yourself More Than Once 2 Dec. 1999
By Puzzler - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book does what no other magic book has done. You can actually fool yourself repeatedly, and of course fool others. With most magic books, as you learn a trick in order to perform it, you discover the secret "something" that makes it work; thus you are never able to fool yourself. With this book, you don't have to learn any secrets in order to see the magic. The book performs for you!
After the show of 12 effects, you need to re-set most of the tricks. If you carefully follow the instructions, there are a few tricks that will still fool you! This is indeed a first.
You'll be tempted to tear the book apart to figure out a couple of tricks. Resist the temptation or buy two books.
Highly recommended for young and old alike!
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great concept, a lot of fun 13 July 2011
By Ethan Gordon - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a great book! Mark and Anne have done a great job with it. The tricks are brilliant, some of them even fooled me (a very experienced magician)! This book is a great conversation starter, and well worth the price.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book as a gift for kids who like tricks 23 Feb. 2013
By L. Leabres - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
All the self-performing tricks works very easily - no learning curve or slight of hand. Had tons of fun with it.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic the will amaze kids as well adults 9 Jan. 2000
By Carl Polaris - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Let me start out by saying I am a professional magician that has been in the business for over twenty years. So I have seen my share of magic books good and bad. The Magic Show book is easily the best book I have seen for kids as well for adult in over 15 years. Actually I have never seen and magic book as well illustrated as this one..kudos to Steve Ellis. What I loved about the book is that each amazingly rendered page hypnotically leads to the next trick, like a magic story. Then after the last trick in the book fools you, you'll rush to show the book to your friends, so you can start from the begining. Also what I love about the book is that its a great book for kids to bring with them on a long trip in the car or waiting at the airport. I only wished I had a book like this when I started out as a magician. The tricks inside even fooled me (but please don't let other magicians know that). Sincerly C. Polaris
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-crafted fun is what... 23 Feb. 2000
By Claire - Published on
Format: Hardcover
... Mark Setteducati and Anne Benkovitz have presented in the simple, yet interactive tricks that create a welcome distraction from the age of high-tech games, computers, and television. The book is presented like a magic show, prompting for audience (or reader) participation. It begins with the cover and does not necessarily end at the very last page, which contains additional props if you want to revisit one of the tricks for a skeptical audience or if you want to add a different spin on one other trick. There is a reset book (to reorganize everything for the next performance) that also consists of presentation suggestions for some of the tricks. "The Magic Show" uses both mathematical and optical illusions to amuse young and old. The tricks can stimulate thinking for the younger audience when they ponder "How did they do that?" If you are a parent or just an adult who is young at heart and appreciates magic, this is an enjoyable book to purchase for yourself or to give as a gift to a budding Houdini.
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