In 1976 I published a definitive textbook on entertaining children with magic. Maybe I
should have titled it that! At that time I had been doing magic for 18 years, fi ve of them
full-time, and I had learned a lot from performing over 2000 live kidshows. Over a 23
year period, the book sold 7000 copies!
Professional Magic for Children went on to influence magicians and clowns around the
world, I have since learned. Why? I think because the book was based not on theory, but
on my own performing experience doing about 400 shows yearly at schools, libraries,
churches, and other family venues.
In the 244 pages I discussed my philosophy of doing
magic for children, show mechanics, and my methods of dealing with kidshow audiences.
Furthermore, in the book I shared over a dozen successful routines I had used to make
my living, which included Instant Art, Mis-Made Flag (taught in lectures 19992001),
Clatterbox, the Snake Can (currently in my lectures), Arrowhead, Stocks of Zanzibar,
Ching Soo Firecracker, Disecto (Im still using it!), the Boy to Rabbit Illusion, and Dukes
Dye-Version (personally taught to me by Duke Stern and which I performed at Blackpool
plus many other conventions).
A special bonus of PMC is my chapter on working childrens birthday parties, complete
with a description of my two birthday party shows I performed years ago. Add to that
dozens of drawings and photos illustrating the magic and you have a fi rst rate down-to-
earth working TEXTBOOK ON KIDSHOW MAGIC.
Out of print for five years in hardback, now Professional Magic for Children is back
in paperback with a FULL COLOR COVERto share the fun side of entertaining
children with a whole new generation of magicians and clowns. If youve never read this
book (because you couldnt get it), NOW is the time! If you have a copy on your shelf...
PLEASE recommend PMC to someone else!
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