Bill Severn's Magic In Your Pockets
Bill Severn
David McKay Company, Inc., NY (1974)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Paperback 0679202978
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Magic In Your Pockets
©1964, David McKay Company, Inc., NY
©1974, David McKay Company, Inc., NY
Paper, perfect-bound, 147 pages
ISBN-13: 9780679202974
ISBN-10: 0679202978

Contents (numbers are not page numbers):

1 What's In Your Pockets?
2 The Haunted Handkerchief
3 The Floating Pencil
4 The Magic Pencil Sharpener
5 The Open Door
6 Clickety Clips

7 Money Magic:
8 Eyes In The Back Of Your Head
9 How Much Is A Nickel Worth?
10 Bank By Magic
11 Let's Pretend We're Millionaires

11 Strings And Such:
12 Grandma's Magic
13 The Not Cut Trick
14 The Chinese Prisoner
15 The Chameleon Shoelace

16 Postal Puzzlers:
17 Magic stamp Collector
18 Stamp Swap
19 Sorting The Mail
20 Deliver Yesterday

21 Candy conjuring:
22 Which hand?
23 Half & Half
24 Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Tootsie Roll trick)
25 Into The Candy Jar
26 Right Through The Middle

27 Nuts and Bolts:
28 Nutty Nuts
29 Reducing By Magic
30 Prize Loser
31 The Tax Collector
32 The Lie Detector

33 Dime Store Magic:
34 The Sheriff Of Hocus Pocus
35 Oriental Fan-See
36 The Balloon That Won't Pop
37 The Belwildering Bandage

38 Miniature Magic:
39 Prize Winner
40 Houdini's Elephant
41 Shoe Fly
42 The Magic Milkman

43 Make-Believe Mind Reading:
44 Magic Guess
45 I Predict
46 Mental Speller
47 Faces In The News

48 Making The Most Of Your Magic

Product Details
No. of Pages 147
Original Publication Year 1967
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]


Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]


Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper


The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71