Learn the secret of magic and put on your own astounding magic show with these 20 step-by-step magic tricks to try at home The Children's Book of Magic demystifies the mystical by tracing the history of magic from ancient Egypt to the present day exploring the secrets behind some of the greatest magicians from Harry Houdini to Albertus Magnus. From coin tricks to sleight of hand The Children's Book of Magic explains the best magic tricks for kids through engaging step-by-step sequences helping you master the perfect trick. With 8 schools of magic and 20 magic tricks inside, you'll learn how to cut a person in half, make objects levitate or even disappear! You'll be well on your way to becoming the world's best magician and putting on your very own magic show! Dive in and discover amazing magic tricks from the secrets of sleight of hand to captivating card tricks and the mysteries of misdirection for your own magic show.
An introduction to the world's most famous magic tricks and illusionists traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn 20 kid-friendly tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation and prediction.
Muddle and Twink, two naughty brownies, are amazed to find a box full of wishing-feathers. But when Muddle accidentally interferes with Twink's first wish, the two brownies wish for the silliest ways to annoy each other.
Discover the infamous beasts and magical monsters that dwell in mythology The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters reveals a world of mythology and magic. Discover the fantastical tales and amazing worlds that these beasts and monsters inhabit, from Grendel's attack on Beowulf to Aztec legends and the fall of Atlantis. Classic myths and lesser-known legends are retold through eye-catching images, character exploration and family trees, while also exploring their origins, hidden meanings and similarities. With epic tales of brave heroes and evil deeds the Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters unravels the mythical world.
A lovelorn frog and some very mixed-up spells! A hopeful frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing together the torn pages of a spell book. There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments to be had with the mix-and-match pages as Frog struggles through a host of jumbled spell combinations and extraordinary guises (Rabbit! Frabbit? ! Prabbit! ? ! ) In search of his fairy-tale ending. Children and adults will love sharing this wonderfully funny and inventive book.
Magical Stories for 5 Year Olds is a bright and varied selection of marvelously magical stories by some of the very best writers for children. Perfect for reading alone or aloud--and for dipping into time and time again. With stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo, Alf Proysen, Margaret Mahy and many more, this book will provide hours of fun for five-year-olds.
The Magic Faraway Tree is the second story in the Faraway Tree series by the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure – there’ll be adventures waiting whatever happens. Enid Blyton’s funny, magical adventure stories have become true classics, loved by millions and still selling thousands of copies every year. She is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.
This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BRITISH BOOK AWARDS! 'A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ... The first in an enchanting new series from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling THIRTEEN TREASURES trilogy Praise for A PINCH OF MAGIC: 'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse 'This delightful tale fizzes with magic and races along at a fantastic pace. This book completely charmed my socks off!' Alex Bell, author of The Polar Bear Explorers' Club 'Simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly dangers. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayal' Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs 'What a glorious book this is! I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'Take three sisters, add the cruelest of curses and a pinch of magic, and you’ll have a tantalising tale you cannot put down' Tamsyn Murray, author of Completely Cassidy ‘Gutsy and rude, full of warts-and-all family love, Harrison’s latest has the wry enchantment of an E Nesbit classic’Guardian ‘A fabulous magical adventure’ Sunday Express ‘Fantasy and adventure appear on every page of this spellbinding tale’The Daily Mail
When Walker Elementary is threatened by a hurtling space rock, Ms. Frizzle and her students launch a field trip into outer space aboard a transformed Magic School Bus space ship, where they learn about asteroids, comets, and more. Original.