Barnhart, Norm: Amazing Magic Tricks Apprentice Level
2009 Capstone Press Edge Books
Hardcover, 32 Pages
ISBN 13: 978-1-4296-1943-1
Amazing Magic
              Tricks Apprentice Level

Comments: Children's book of magic. This is book Two of a series, the others being Beginner Level, Expert Level, and Master Level. This series is typical of most children's books of magic in that the amount of text that explains how to present the effects is very limited. Thus, the books end up being mosltly a series of tricks rather than a good introduction on performing magic. Also, these books are relatively short in comparison with similar books on the subject (each contains about 10-11 tricks). I wonder if these are intended primarily for Library use? Photos are in color and very clear.


4 Opening
4 Mysterious Magic!: Introduction

6 Tricks
6 The Magic Robot: a robot placed in the pocket appears in a box
8 The Amazing Sports Prediction: Magician predicts order in which three balls are taken from a paper bag
10 The Phoenix Balloon: popped and restored balloon
12 The Amazing Brain-E-O: Magician determines which of many objects was pointed at.
14 The Puzzling Puzzle: a jigsaw puzzle magically assembles itself
18 It's Party Time!: confetti appears with a party message
20 The Freaky Mind Weld: magic mind powers!
22 Message From a Ghost: message appears on a previously blank paper
24 Where's Rover?: Magician determines which cup hides the toy dog
26 Ricky, the Wonder Rabbit: stuffed rabbit finds a card selection

30 Closing
30 Glossary
31 Read More
31 Internet Sites
32 Index
32 About the Author