A sure favorite, and the best of its kind that I have seen. Actually, the author succeeds in denoribing simply and clearly the processes and steps by which anyone interested in mastering some of the elementary steps in ""magic"" can do so. He goes into a description of the necessary equipment, how to make it at home, and what the general set-up and patter should be in putting on a show. Then, taking the simpler tricks first, he tells how they are done, and how to practice to master them. It is a how-to-do book on a subject that fascinates all ages.