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Conjuring for Children by William W. Larsen Sr. Conjuring for Children
by William W. Larsen, Sr.

Bill Larsen reveals the inside secrets for performing magic to children in this newly revised book.

Aside from the author's sage and practical advice, garnered from hundreds of shows for youngsters, you get twelve entertaining routines using standard equipment you likely already own.

Now you, too, can crack this lucrative field and beat out the local competition.

Included are tricks using toys, animals, rings, coins, handkerchiefs, silks, etc. Most of the described effects include full patter.

Best of all, this edition has been newly revised and updated with performance suggestions and tips that will enable you to be the best children's entertainer in your area!

Partial contents:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Old Seventy-Nine
  • Three's A Crowd
  • In the Center Ring
  • Hopalong Larsen Rides Again
  • Pet Show
  • Dicks Tray--See?
  • An Honest Young Man
  • I Like Recess Best
  • A Lesson in Mathematics
  • The Handkerchief with Seven Corners
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Little Annie Oakley
  • In Closing
  • About the Author

"This is one book on kid entertaining that is thoroughly practical . . . you need not spend several hundred dollars on equipment in order to work these effects."   --Eddie Clever

"My favorite is 'Pet Show' in which assisting children play the parts of pets in a pet show, in an effort to win the Blue Ribbon. If you entertain children, I think you will find this a welcome addition to your library."   --Sid Lorraine

PDF format. 43 pages. Updated and enhanced edition of the 1949 first Thayer printing. Includes three new chapters and several illustrations left out of the original edition. Edited by T. A. Whitney. Every word has been set in crystal clear, digital type. ($8 US)

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