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One of the best books for the aspiring or neophyte magician I have come across. A great ‘early’ book so well written that even an old-timer could benefit from studying it.


- The Linking Ring International brotherhood of Magician

This is what a magic book for kids should be.  Each chapter takes a classic effect and explains that effect in the context of some aspect of magic or performance theory….  serves as the general review all of us need from time to time.


- Michael Weber, Magic Magazine

How disbelief is sent into hiding is what the book tells, only in elegant detail.  Alkazar’s wisdom about means and ends opens a way to the creative extension of the individual acts set forth.  We do not quite learn who this master magician is, but we read his notebooks and hear his admonitions, genuinely revealing about the nature of inference.  It seems possible to infer with good probability that for all his Levantine name Alkazar is an intimate of the author’s family on Long Island:”


- Philip and Phylis Morrison, Scientific American

Undoubtedly the best so far…this well-written methods manual aims at quality over quantity, challenges the imagination….  A must for all magic collections.


- School Library Journal​

Thoroughly enjoyable and will surely interest, excite, and perhaps inspire many young adult readers…  An excellent, nonfiction book appropriate for all middle and secondary school libraries.


- Journal of Reading


One of the more charming and thoughtful introductory magic texts for young readers that I’ve had the pleasure to come across.


- Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii, The Conjuror’s Magazine


Of real value to young magicians and worthy of adding to your library.


- MUM, Journal of the Society of American Magicians

“This book is a gem that belongs on every magician’s bookshelf.  It’s practical, useful, widely available and very inexpensive. The Secrets of Alkazar is a complete course on magic.” 


- Ariel Frailich

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