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Alakazam!: Tricks for Veteran Magicians

(4) K-3 Dabble Lab: Amazing Magic Tricks 4D series. Barnhart, a professional comic magician, presents guides for kid-magicians at a range of skill levels. Most amateur tricks (Hocus) have six steps or less; veteran tricks (Alakazam) are more complex and require increased dexterity; all use cheaply acquired items. Illustrated with photos, the step-by-step instructions occasionally lack clarity, but videos on the (free) Capstone 4D app help young readers grasp the elements of distraction, storytelling, etc. Reading list. Glos., ind. Review covers these Dabble Lab: Amazing Magic Tricks 4D titles: Alakazam!: Tricks for Veteran Magicians and Hocus Pocus!: Tricks for Amateur Magicians.

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