Mac King's Campfire Magic: 50 Amazing, Easy-To-Learn Tricks and Mind-Blowing Stunts

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Black Dog & Leventhal, Mar 19, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Renowned magician/comedian Mac King presents more than 50 amazing tricks and astounding (and often hilarious) feats of illusion for kids ages 9 to 12—perfect for the campsite or the great indoors!

In a book as lively and appealing as the magician himself, Mac King's Campfire Magic features dozens of easy-to-learn magic tricks and stunts, with a focus on feats that can be performed with rope, hats, bandannas, knives, coins, twigs, and anything else found around the campfire (or in the kitchen junk drawer).

Mac's humorous, easy-to-follow instructions (as well as the antics of his sidekick, Lewis the Monkey) are brought to life by well-known illustrator Bill King, who also draws the widely syndicated comic strip "Mac King's Magic in a Minute."

Readers will learn how to bake a cake in a cap; tie a knot with one hand; read their friends' minds; grow a plant—instantly; transform a dead twig into a leafy one; and much more! And as a bonus, two full-length magic acts (complete with patter) are included. With its durable binding and compact size, Mac King's Campfire Magic is the perfect field guide to entertaining friends and family, whether on the trail or in the living room.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Magic Rules
Rope Tricks
The Great Outdoors
Card Tricks
Magic of the Mind
Body Parts
Coin Tricks
The Buddy System
Its Not Really Magic But
Routine Magic
The Next Steps
Whos Who at Mac Kings Magic in a Minute
Acknowledgements

Gear Up

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About the author (2010)

Mac King used to perform 220 days a year, bringing his unique mixture of comedy and magic to audiences around the United States.† Today, he has a steady gig at Harrah's Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he performs to sell-out crowds four days a week.† In addition, he writes the syndicated "Magic in a Minute" comic strip, illustrated by his cousin, Bill King, and designs unique tricks and props for the toy company Fundex.† King is also the author of the best-selling Magic in aMinute Super-Duper Suitcase O' Magic and Magic in a Minute Big Ol' Book O' Magic.† King lives with his family in Las Vegas.

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