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Dave's Suggested Magic Books for Beginners

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Magic for Dummies®

If you are an adult or teenager interested in a good general introduction to magic, you will like this offering from the "Dummies" series. I am not overly fond of the title (I believe the effective performance of magic takes thought and patience), but I understand that it is a book in a series. In fact, I have bought several other "Dummies" books.

This book contains some fantastic tricks by some of the biggest names in magic. Highly recommended as an introductory book for adults and teens.


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Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia of Magic

This book, a good introduction for anybody about 9 years old or older, carries the byline of my first magical hero. If you were born in the 1950s, you might remember a Saturday morning television show in the early 1960s called The Magic Land of Allakazam. Mark Wilson and his wife Nani produced a magic show for kids on the CBS network. He had a new show each and every week, and thus used up a lot of magical material!

This book is a paperback version of a larger book of Wilson's magic, ghost-written by the great magic writer Walter Gibson. It teaches basic tricks in all areas of magic, from close-up to stage illusions. This book is widely used by magic teachers as a basic beginning text.




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