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Author Newquist, H. P. (Harvey P.), author.

Title Abracadabra : the story of magic through the ages / HP Newquist ; with illustrations by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  J 793.8 NEWQUIST    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 793.8 NEWQUIST    Storage
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J 793.8 NEWQUIST    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Children's Department  J 793.8 NEW    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectaular. 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Magic tricks -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Magic -- History -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Magic.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Other.
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Magic tricks. (OCoLC)fst01005507
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Magic tricks -- History.
Magic -- History.
Added Author Ivanov, A. (Aleksey), illustrator.
Ivanov, O. (Olga), illustrator.
ISBN 9780312593216 (hardback)
031259321X (hardback)
9781627795258 (e-book)
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