Step-by-step directions for creating 12 paper projects and magic tricks. The projects include a shaggy tree, Jacob's ladder, a popper, a snowflake, and a whirligig; the directions given in the text and in the soft blue and black illustrations are fairly clear. For the magic tricks, McGill explains what materials are needed, ""what you appear to do,"" and ""what you really do,"" providing magician's patter as well as practice tips. The tricks include sleight of hand and tricky paper-cutting; some, like the ""number mindreader"" and the ""Chinese compass,"" may require much practice. Approachable format with a slick permabound cover, glossy interior pages, and excessively wide margins. An adequate choice for budding magicians. The ""further reading"" is too limited to be useful. Index.