Sensational facts about eight master magicians practically levitate off the page in this enchanting collection. Experience the thrill of sword-eating, the mystery of the disappearing duck, and one incredible illusionist who can snatch bullets out of midair! No magician will ever reveal her secrets, but you may just learn how a few pulled off their most famous tricks…
Young magicians-in-training will appreciate features on 'A Magician’s Toolbox' and 'The Eight Effects of Magic', and breathtaking watercolour illustrations from author-illustrator Lydia Corry bring magic to life in this astonishing book.
BRONZE award winner, Books for Children 5-8 years old category, Made for Mums Awards 2021
BRONZE award winner, Junior Design Awards, 'Best Designed / Illustrated Book For Children' category
'A survey of the great conjurors from the golden age of stage magic, Corry’s book details their lives and their most celebrated tricks - without, of course, giving away any trade secrets - and would make a terrific primer for any youngster thinking about becoming an illusionist' Financial Times
'Looks incredible' @ReadItDaddy
'Who doesn’t love a bit of magic?' @thelittlebookshopleedskids
'A stunning cover and pages to pore over' Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior
The Art of Illusion • It's Show Time! • Automatons • The Chess Player • Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin • Richard Potter • Harry Kellar • Long Tack Sam • A Magician's Toolbox • Adelaide Hermann • Harry Houdini • Howard Thurston • More Marvellous Magicians • Dante • The Art of the Magician's Assistant • Guarding Magical Secrets • Magic Today • Becoming a Magician • The Eight Effects of Magic
About the Author
Lydia Corry is a British illustrator based in Brighton who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Her dynamic and rich illustrations are all painted by hand in a mixture of watercolour, ink and gouache. She is the illustrator of Eight Princesses and the Magic Mirror (Zephyr) by Natasha Farrant.