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Marvelous magicians

Author: Lydia Corry
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A great magician never reveals their secrets, but Marvelous Magicians reveals the names of eight groundbreaking illusionists, both famous and lesser-known, who shaped modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography, history, and illustration, this book spotlights an array of magicians, including one of the first female magicians, Adelaide Herrmann; African American illusionist Richard Potter, "The Handcuff King"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Corry
ISBN: 9780500652213 050065221X
OCLC Number: 1180242508
Description: 43 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: The art of illusion --
It's show time! --
Automatons --
The chess player --
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin --
Richard Potter --
Harry Kellar --
A magician's toolbox --
Adelaide Herrmann --
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.
Responsibility: Lydia Corry.

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A magical blend of biography, history and illustration brings the stories of eight amazing magicians into the spotlight.  Read more...

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