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Professional Magic for Children - David Ginn
In 1976 David Ginn published a definitive textbook on entertaining children with magic.
Over a 23 year period, the book sold 7000 copies!
Professional Magic for Children went on to influence magicians and clowns around the world.
The book was based not on theory, but on David's own performing experience doing 400 shows yearly at schools, libraries, churches, and other family venues.
In the 244 pages you'll read down-to-earth philosophy of doing magic for children, show mechanics, and methods of dealing with kid show audiences.
Furthermore, in the book David shares over a dozen successful routines he used to make a living, which included:
Instant Art, Mis-Made Flag, Clatterbox, the Snake Can, Arrowhead, Stocks of Zanzibar, Ching Soo Firecracker, Disecto, the Boy to Rabbit Illusion, and Duke's Dye-Version.
Plus a special bonus chapter on working children's birthday parties comes complete with a description of two birthday party shows.
PMC is complete with photos & drawings, now in trade paperback, to share the fun side of entertaining children with a whole new generation of magicians and clowns.
If you've never read this book NOW is the time!
Comments: Illustrated by Bill Blackard, Photos by Wendell Tudor, Published by Scarlet Green
Contents (From book ToC; updated Feb 2017)
9 Words Before
15 I. Entertaining Children With Magic
17 Chapter 1 - Children and Magic
21 Chapter 2 - Mechanics of the Show
33 Chapter 3 - Dealing with a Children's Audience
41 II. Get 'Em Laughing Early In The Show
43 Chapter 4 - Sucker Tricks
61 Chapter 5 - Running Gags
75 III. Audience Participation Filled With Laughter
77 Chapter 6 - My Version of Dukes' Dye-Version
87 Chapter 7 - Painting By Magic
99 Chapter 8 - Betsy Ross Outdone
111 Chapter 9 - The Clatter Box
127 Chapter 10 - The Snake Can
149 IV. That Element Of Danger
151 Chapter 11 - Arrowhead!
161 Chapter 12 - Houdini's 1919 Stock Escape
179 Chapter 13 - Celebrating the Fourth of July Early
195 Chapter 14 - Disecto!
205 Chapter 15 - Boy to Rabbit
213 V. Magic For That Special Occasion
215 Chapter 16 - Working Birthday Parties
237 Words After
244 The Magic Books of David Ginn