PAPER MAGIC by Ormond McGill


Creating Fantasies and Performing Tricks With Paper
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Age Range: 10 - 12
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 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. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 1-56294-136-4
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1992