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Spooky Tricks

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  16 reviews

Learn the secrets of these dazzling tricks and put on a Halloween show that's sure to bewitch your friends. You will be able to make cards rise, a girl disappear, and a boy float!

Author Biography: Rose Wyler and Gerald Ames also wrote the I Can Read Book MAGIC SECRETS. They were inspired to create this book by their young friends in their building in New York City.

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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published 1968 by Harper & Row
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Authors tend to be long-lived and since I too aspire to long life and authoring; my career choice is encouraging indeed! I advocate that physically printed books are enormously valuable. Even those out-of-print can be discovered anew at garage sales and other unexpected places; costing almost nothing. They too live long, to garner fans each time they are passed around: such as “Spooky Tricks”. It was written in 1968 by a husband and wife team, Rose Wyler & Gerald Ames.

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Denise Spicer
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids, artists, parents, teachers, magicians
This “I Can Read Book” from 1968 explains simple magic tricks kids can do. The first chapter explains how to be a spook with an extra finger, a pincushion thumb, and x-ray eyes and how to stop your pulse. In another chapter Willie The Ghost writes a lemon juice message, sleeps in a matchbox, and ties a knot. The Haunted House chapter teaches the way to make a mummy finger in a box, electric cat and disappearing girl. The groovy purple and green drawings are by Talivaldis Stubis.
Alan Stucky
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a kid, I devoured this book and read it cover to cover repeatedly. As an adult looking back on it, they are definitely low level tricks. But man were they great when I was 10.
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for kids about 8 or so who want to learn magic trick.
There are a few tricks from this that I can still remember a few tricks I learnt through this book.

The tricks are quite good beginners magic tricks for people of any age, with simple, clear writing.

The pictures are simple and spooky and sweet.
Jacob Wiegmann
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked the creativity of the tricks. and people float
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books as a kid! Some great magic tricks and wonderfully appealing illustrations. Willie the Ghost is a friend for life.
Little Seesaw
Oct 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween
This book isn't only for young readers it teached you lots of spooky magic tricks. ...more
A book filled with slight of hand, and other illusions with explanations on how to perform them. An early "how to do it" tutorial for the budding magician. ...more
Guia Tagle
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
I remember this was the most borrowed book in my childhood library. All the kids were taking turns! This book will always take me back to those days. I hope I can still find a copy.
Zipporah Tulett
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a book that I grew up reading, one of the first few I ever read. I still have this book. I never realised it before, but I've got the original 1968 copy!!! Yes! Admittedly it has seen a lot of wear and tear and stains and a few missing pages, but this book will always be special to me. ...more
Tarren Hunt
Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Nostalgia rating from memory. Had me writing letters in lemon juice.
Michael Fitzgerald
Not a fan of the new illustrations at all. Schindler needs to learn that the bolts go on the monster's neck, not its head. ...more
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