Drawn from the secret notebooks of the marvelous Mr. Mysterio, the brilliant conjurer whose celebrated shows rivaled those of the greatest magicians of the golden age of magic, here is Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring. This giant compendium of magic tricks, techniques, and showmanship reveals the secrets that made Mysterio one of the world's foremost illusionists. Featuring step-by-step instructions accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams, this collection of hundreds of magic how-tos includes: o sleight-of-hand techniques o card tricks o rope effects o mind-reading illusions o coin tricks o stagecraft and so much more--everything that the aspiring magician needs to know to astonish and amaze an audience. Compiled from Mysterio's never-shared journals by magic writer Gabe Fajuri, this unrivaled collection is an indispensable reference for magicians of all ages. Gabe Fajuri is associate editor of MAGIC Magazine, and the author of numerous books on magic and magicians. He lives in Chicago.
Ben Tausig writes freelance puzzles for syndicated alternative weeklies and daily newspapers across the country, including the Chicago Reader, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Onion. He splits his time between New York City, Philadelphia, and Bangkok, Thailand. Visit him online at www.inkwellxwords.com!.
Erik Craddock grew up in Babylon, NY, and graduated from New York's School of Visual Arts. He is an illustrator, animator, and storyboard artist; this is his first book.
Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami and Bugagami, and Kirigami, a kit.
Dr. Philippa Gordon is a long-time Brooklyn pediatrician with three children of her own.