This book is one of the first on its subject ever to be prepared specially for younger readers. It is an introduction to magic, but it is also intended to be much more than this, and to give the reader a knowledge of many of the secrets that are used by professional magicians. Some of the tricks described are elementary; but most of them by far are “real magic.” They are tricks that, when performed by professional wizards of the stage, have mystified thousands of people all over the world.