Abracadabra: The Story of Magic Through the Ages

AbracadabraWritten by H.P. Newquist, Illustrated by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov


From ancient Egypt and the wizards of medieval Europe to Houdini and moderns like Criss Angel, this book explains some of the the secrets behind magic and illusion. Photographs of magicians and illustrations showing how tricks work are informative and fascinating. As an entertaining introduction it does a good job of spanning a lot of time in a concise way and piquing interest. Students interested in magic or history will enjoy this book.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Abracadabra: The Story of Magic Through the Ages
Written by H.P. Newquist, Illustrated by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov
Henry Holt and Co.
148 pages
Release Date: November 17, 2015
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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