Professional Magic for Children by Ginn
- If You Perform for Children, This Is A Must Read!
Professional Magic for Children
By David Ginn
If you perform for kids, this extensive book by David Ginn is for you. 244 pages containing all you need to know to produce a successful magic act for children. Mr. Ginn explains what effects are appropriate and how to routine them. Chapters include: Get 'Em Laughing Early in the Show, Audience Participation, That Element of Danger, and a section on working birthday parties. Bits of Business are explained that keep children entertained and mystified
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
II. Get 'Em Laughing Early In The Show
43 Chapter 4 - Sucker Tricks
61 Chapter 5 - Running Gags
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
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
V. Magic For That Special Occasion
215 Chapter 16 - Working Birthday Parties
237 Words After
244 The Magic Books of David Ginn
Words From David Himself---------------------------------
"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, five of them full-time, and I had learned a lot from performing over 2000 live kid shows. 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 kid show audiences. Furthermore, in the book I shared over a dozen successful routines I had used to make my living, which included Supreme's Instant Art, Mis-Made Flag (taught in lectures 1999–2001), Chatterbox, the Snake Can (currently in my lectures), Abbott's Arrowhead, Stocks of Zanzibar, Ching Soo Firecracker, Abbott's Disecto arm chopper (I’m still using it!), the Boy to Rabbit Illusion, and Duke’s Dye-Version (personally taught to me by Duke Stern and which I performed at the Blackpool Magic Gathering (plus many other conventions). A special bonus of PMC is my chapter on working children’s 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 first-rate down-to-earth working TEXTBOOK ON KID SHOW MAGIC. Out of print for five years in hardback, now Professional Magic for Children is back— in paperback with a FULL-COLOR COVER—to share the fun side of entertaining children with a whole new generation of magicians and clowns. If you’ve never read this book (because you couldn’t get it), NOW is the time! If you have a copy on your shelf… PLEASE recommend PMC to someone else!"
Details: Professional Magic for Children
245 pages, soft covers, perfect bound, Size 5 1/2". by 8 1/2"
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