Magicians make the impossible possible; however, their illusions require extensive practice and skill. The magician’s secret is creating illusions that fool the human eye. This type of “magic,” differs from magic found in a fantasy novel, as it is the skill of the magician that brings the magic to life. The art of magicians and illusionists are explored by children’s authors in both fiction and nonfiction works. Here are some selections highlighting this exciting art form.
“Magic’s and art where you use sleight of hand or illusion to create wonder. And I was just intrigued with that idea.”—David Blaine