Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How To Learn to be a magician. 50 Nifty Super Magic Tricks

While in the public library today I found the book 50 Nifty Super Magic Tricks by Elizabeth Wood and Shawn McMaster. I was happy to find this book because I know Shawn McMaster and I know his as a great magician and friend.

The book 50 Nifty Super Magic Tricks is 80 pages with illustrations and the tricks are rated with a difficulty indicator. 

It starts out with the rules of a magician that every magician should abide by and then dives right into trick number one. There is no specific order to the tricks and illusions but each one is well represented by images on the same page.

There are tricks in the book that a lot of working magician use in their acts. The Big Squeeze is a trick that I have from Abbott's Magic Shop that I keep in my bar set. 

There is a section on the Cups and Balls but I would not recommend learning this particular trick from this book since it doesn't have a complete routine. There are better resources for the Cups and Balls.

Some great things in this book are;

Four Aces a trick where the aces vanish from the deck to the table.  

Colorized an effect where a card changes from dropping a deck down on a table. 
Breakthrough where a performer is tied with two ropes and can magically escape. 

50 Nifty Super Magic Tricks is a very easy book to read and will give any young aspiring magician some ideas for a show.

I do not know if you will find this book in your own library. I found mine in the section 793.8

If you cannot find it, there is a way to get it from below.