Grandpa Magic - 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids
Kronzek, Allan Zola
Workman Publishing Company (2018)
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Kronzek, Allan Zola: Grandpa Magic
116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids
©2018 Workman Publishing Company
Paperback, 195 pages
ISBN-13: 9781523501052
ISBN-10: 1523501057

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

Part 1
PRESTO! IT'S MAGIC!

GETTING STARTED: EASY TRICKS
FOR THE YOUNGER SET………............………....2

A Big Surprise!................................................3
Doris the Dancing Dot………………………….....6
The Adventures of Ronnie the Rubber Band.8
Part 1: Ronnie Leaps………………………..…..8
Part 2: Ronnie Jumps a Fence……………....11
Part 3: Ronnie Climbs a Mountain……..…12
Part 4: Ronnie Takes a Nap……………….....15
Bonnie the Bunny…………………………...………17
E-Z Thought Stealer…………….……………...…..19
May the Force Be with You………………......…20
Grandpa Feels the Vibes…………………….......22

FUN WITH DRINKING STRAWS……...…...........25
The Telekinetic Straw……………………….......….26
The Magnetic Straw…………………………......….28
Creepy Crawly…………………………….…........…..30
The Great Straw Escape…………………….....……31
That's Disgusting'………………………….....…...…33

FUN WITH COINS……………………....…...............35
The Human ATM……………………………….…........36
More Ways to Make Money Disappear…....….41
The Pinch Vanish ......................................... 41
The Snap Vanish …………………………...……….43
The Shoe Vanish …………………………...……… 44
The Midas Touch ……………………………......……..47
The Melting Pennies ……………………………….... 50

FUN WITH CARDS ……………………......................53
The Man with the Magic Fingers ………..……... 54
Just Say No ………………………...……………........… 57
The 21-Card Trick …………………………….…......... 60
The Laws of Magic ……………………………......….. 64
The Aces Know ……………………………….......….….68

THE GREAT ZUCCHINI AND OTHER
MENTAL MYSTERIES …………………...................….72
The Great Zucchini ……………………………….........73
Act 1: Zucchini Divines an Object ………….....73
Act 2: Zucchini Divines a Famous Person …..75
Act 3: Zucchini Does a Card Trick ………..…… 77
The Ten-Card Mystery ………………………........……80
The Psychic Kid ………………………………...........……83

Part 2
STRANGE AMUSEMENTS

MORE FUN WITH MONEY………...…................…...88
How to Make a President Happy or Sad……....…89
How to Turn Washington's Head
into a Mushroom ………………………………….......…91
How to Make a President Stand on His Head …93
How to Balance a Quarter on the Edge of a Dollar..95
How to Make George and Abe Change Places .97
How to Link Two Paper Clips Together ………..100
The Dollar Drop Challenge ………….…….………..102

DINING TABLE DIVERSIONS …………...............…103
How to Bounce a Dinner Roll off the Floor .. 104
How to Make a Dinner Roll Float................... 106
How to Change a Fork into a Knife ………...... 108
How to Destroy and Restore a Spoon ……..... 111
How to Swallow a Knife ………………………..…...114
How to Balance Two Forks on the Rim of a Glass..117
How to Make a Spoon Cry ............................. 119
How to Balance a Soda Can on Its Edge …… 121
How to Float a Styrofoam Cup …………….….…122

NAPERY NONSENSE ........................................ 124
How to Stretch a Napkin …………………………..125
How to Hypnotize a Napkin ………………….… 126
How to Turn a Napkin into a Chicken ……... 127
How to Make Napkin Cat Ears ………………..…130
How to Take a Napkin Curtain Call ……………132

LOOK, MA—ALL HANDS' ……………..............….133
How to Remove Your Thumb ……………………..133
How to Shrink Your Pinkie …………...….………..134
How to Stretch Your Arm ………………………..…136
How to Hypnotize Someone's Fingers .…......138
How to Turn Over Someone's Hand
Without Touching It …………………………..…… 142
Two-Finger Karate ………………………...…....……144
The Contrary Circles Challenge ………………….146
The Floating Finger Illusion ………………………147
The Cloned Finger Illusion …………….……..148
The Hole in the Hand Illusion ……………….149

Part3
BRAINTEASERS, PERPLEXING PUZZLES,
AND OTHER CRANIAL CHALLENGES

BRAINTEASERS: VERBAL PUZZLES
WITH SURPRISING SOLUTIONS ……............152
LEVEL 1: EASY PEASY ………………...............…153
The Dog and the River ……………………..……153
The Elevator Enigma …………………...…………153
The Hospital Visit …………………………...…..…153
Jumping Jane ……………………………….....…….153
Escape from Prison ……………………..…...…….154
Robert's Mom ……………………………….......….154
A Boy on a Ladder ……………………….....……..154
The Cowboy ……………………………..….....…….145
Coal, Carrot, and Scarf …………………….....….154
Marathon Man ……………………..……….....……154
The One-Way Street …………………………....….154
A Ball Toss ……………………………….........……….154
The Forbidden Photo ……………....………………154

LEVEL 2: WATCH YOUR STEP ………..................154
The Ice Cream Parlor ………………………......…...154
A Lost Brother …………………………………..........154
Two Trees, a Lake, and an Island ……….………155
The Duck, the Fox, and the Grain ………………155
Apples and Oranges ………………………...……...155
Two Ropes ………………………………………..........155
Uptown and Downtown Trains ……………...…155
Hens and Eggs …………………………………......…156
Cats and Mice ………………………………….......….156
The Intersection ………………………….......……….156
Three Bulbs and Three Switches ………………..156
The Locked Box and the Crooked Bellhops ..156

LEVEL 3: TOUGH PROBLEMS
WITH EASY SOLUTIONS ……..……..................…157
The Mountain Climber Problem ………………...157
The Castle and the Moat ……………...…………..157
Name That Tune ………………………….......……...157
The Tennis Match Problem ……………....……….158
A Tricky Train Problem …………………........……..158
Riddles for the Small Set ………………....…….….159
COIN CONUNDRUMS ………..………..................160
Kinetic Coins …………………………….…….........….161
Six-Penny Stumper …………………………….......…162
The Triangle Inversion Test ………………….....….163
Jarrow's Penny/Dime Dilemma ………………......164
The Five-Coin Twister …………………….......……..166
The Eight-Penny Jumper ………………......……….168
Nine Coins, Ten Rows …………………………........169
Martin Gardner's Heads or Tails Divination …170

TOOTHPICK TANTALIZERS ………….....................171
Move Two to Make Two ………….....……………..172
Add Three to Make Five …………….....…………..173
Move Two to Make Four …………....…………….174
Move Three to Make Five ……………....…………175
Move Three to Make Four …………....…….…...176
Five Square ………………………………...……....…177

THREE CLASSIC PUZZLERS
AND OTHER CRANIAL CHALLENGES .............179
East/West Swimming Fish ….……………….…..180
The Giraffe ……………………………………….....…181
The Goalposts ………………………………..………182
The Stack of Pennies ……………………………….183
The Pencil Palm Inversion …………………….....184
The Mighty Toothpick ……………………………..185
The Three-Cup Challenge ………….……………186
The Impossible Knot ……………………………….188
The Ten-Cent Problem …………………………….190

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ……….…............………191

BIBLIOGRAPHY …………………..............…….…193



From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe, and wonderful memories.

“Grandpa Magic is the perfect way to awaken that childlike sense of wonder in all of us... including grandparents. It’s just the right cocktail of magic, mischief, and puzzles to confound children and delight the reader.” —Joshua Jay

About the Author
Allan Zola Kronzek is a magician, educator, and the co-author (with his daughter Elizabeth) of the New York Times bestseller The Sorcerer’s Companion—A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (over 1 million copies sold worldwide in 14 languages). He is also the author of The Secrets of Alkazar, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker, and the forthcoming The Book of Powers.
Product Details
No. of Pages 195
First Edition Yes
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Location Magic Library (Home)
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Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor