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A showstopping quirky gift book for budding magicians, filled with mind-blowing removable magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed! Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It's all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it's not surprising, because magic is in Elliot's blood. His great grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps. But it's tricky when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you. But all that's about to change when Elliot discovers a long lost letter from his great grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever! Be bamboozled by the Mind-Reading Pants Trick, or wowed with the Disappearing Object Trick! Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, and illustrated by the bestselling Garry Parsons, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story, a cast of personality-packed magicians and everything you need to perform seven jaw-dropping magic tricks. Abracadabra!

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24th October '17
I read it to BethW aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is a really great book. The storyline and illustrations are lots of fun. But best of all is the interactive nature of the book which includes 'how to' sections and definitely inspired our own little magician!

In the story, Elliot is mad about magic (his great grandfather was the Greatest Magician in the World) and wants to find out everything about it. Elliot goes off to explore and discover who has inherited his great grandfather's crown as The Greatest Magician In The World. On his travels, he meets lots of amazing magicians and learns some astounding magic tricks - these are then shared with the reader! 

Secretly, I've loved this book just as much as my daughter (who's 5) - a great interactive read for all the family!
15th October '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Elliot is crazy about magic and wants to know everything about it.  His great grandfather was The Greatest Magician In The World! Elliot goes on an adventure to find who has inherited his great grandfather's crown as The Greatest Magician In The World. On his travels, he meets lots of amazing magicians and learns some astounding magic tricks!

This is a really great book. The storyline and illustrations are lots of fun. But best of all is the interactive nature of the book which includes magic tricks for readers to try themselves at home. My daughters absolutely loved doing the tricks and were very excited to put on a magic show for daddy!

This book would make a really wonderful Christmas present. 
15th October '17
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is a really great book, also it’s big and great quality. We love magic so this was an instant hit. The story is really good and the illustrations are too. As you go through the story Elliot has some tricks to learn which you can do yourself. Because everything you need is tucked inside little envelopes with easy to follow instructions. My little boy has learnt the tricks already and loves showing them to whoever he can. Overall an excellent book which we love.
16th October '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This books is simply fantastic!!!! 

Elliot's grandfather was the Greatest Magician in the world and Elliot wants to find out who has inherited his grandfather's crown, the result is an amazing adventure meeting lots of great magicians and learning some fabulous magic tricks.

The interactive part of this books is the show stopper!  My 5 year old cannot put it down and is constantly doing magic tricks which despite being easy are extremely good.

This would make a great present and really is one of the best books we have had in a while.  Highly recommended.
24th January '18
Berrylookalike read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This book is outstanding! Beautifully illustrated, immersive storytelling and wonderfully interactive, We loved it!
As you read the story and follow Elliot on his quest there are magic tricks tucked in envelopes and fold outs. Each trick is linked to the story and has everything you need to learn the trip and wow the audience. My daughter really enjoyed the story and the novelty of the magic tricks. The magic pants trick was a huge hit! 
This book makes a beautiful gift - it's a beautifully designed hardback and so much fun. I've bought several as Christmas presents.
I cant recommend it enough - just fab!
20th October '17
Neriah read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This is a great book, loads of extras in the book like letters in envelopes and other open me extras.  Elliot the main character wants to find the best magician with the help of a letter he found which is included in the book great fun and read the whole way through
20th October '17
Neriah read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Also magic tricks for you to learn would definitely recommend 
7th November '17
I read it to LexiLou aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We LOVE this book!! It's so different to anything else I've read with my 5 year old, but the illustrations are brilliant and it's so interactive. It's our new favourite book at bed time! 
8th November '17
MicahW read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I've not had a book like this before. It was really fun, and I really liked that we could learn tricks too. I was excited to get to the next page and see what would be in the envelope for me to do. I liked the size of the book, and the colourful pages and illustrations. I really liked the crazy card trick, and I tried out all the tricks I learnt on my family. It got me interested in magic. Really enjoyable, great book for girls and boys. It doesn't matter whether you are into magic or not, as I wasn't but I really enjoyed it.
15th October '17
I read it to dani aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
My daughter is starting to show an interest in magic tricks, so I figured this would be a nice book for her. It's an enjoyable story about Elliot's search for the greatest magician in the world. Along the way, he meets many talented magicians and learns a trick from each of them. They give him encouragement until he discovers that he is the greatest magician in the world, so long as he keeps his passion and work ethic. I thought it was a nice lesson to learn.
The book is a bit long for my daughter, who has just turned 5, to read in one sitting. But it will be a nice book for her to grow into. The nice part of the book is that it contains the magic tricks Elliot learns on the page referenced. Again, they are a bit tricky for her. But I think she'll pick them up with help. And I think they will help her grow in confidence as she practices them. The only issue I have is that the envelopes containing the tricks can be difficult to open. I tore some a bit while carefully trying to open them. They don't seem durable enough for the use they will face. However, the props included for the tricks are much more robust, which is better to me. In all, this is a perfect book for a child showing an interest in magic.
16th October '17
I read it to Mr Bommy aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
This is a great story about a young boy who tries to find the greatest magician in the world and meets several during his adventures 

I read it with Samuel (5) who was really excited by the fact that on some of the pages there are envelopes containing simple tricks. 
He could barely wait for me to finish reading a page before discovering the secrets contained within! 

Samuel said- 
'I liked all of the book because of the envelopes and I even liked the pages that didn't have envelopes because of the bright colours! '

He enjoyed all the detail in the illustrations spread out over the page and finding 'clues' and how the illustrations related to the storyline.

He loved doing the magic tricks and practising them with me before performing them for his family 

This was a fun and interactive story  that I can heartily recommend as can Samuel! 
19th October '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
This book is the first win for us from Topsta and has created a huge buzz in our classroom. It was just what we needed to inspire our readers. The hidden letters and tasks keep the reader engaged throughout the book as they dive in to find out more. It also works well as a shared read either with friends or an adult at home. 
Every page I turned filled me with excitement, I was a little disappointed to reach the end of the book.
This is a beautiful book, with fabulous illustrations and resources. 
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Garry Parsons is a popular British illustrator who has illustrated many well-loved children's books as well as provided illustrations for magazines, newspapers and adverts. 

Garry studied Fine Art at Canterbury University before going on to stud...

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