100 Facts Magic and Mystery

100 Facts Magic and Mystery book for kids is bursting with exactly 100 amazing facts, fantastic images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the enchanted world.

• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.

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100 Facts Magic and Mystery book for kids includes key topics about the extraordinary realm of magic and mystery in straightforward numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the information for kids.

Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Magic and Mystery:
• The history of magical practice and the art of creating spells and potions
• Superstitious beliefs in charms, symbols and mysterious events
• Illusionist acts, escapology and other modern magic

Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• In Europe between 1400–1650, elderly women living alone, especially those with pets, were likely to be accused of being witches.
• The symbols on rune stones are the letters of an ancient alphabet. Each letter was thought to possess magical power. Today, some people use rune stones in a form of divination.
• One traditional English love potion was a mixture of powdered periwinkle flowers and earthworms.

Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Make a magical amulet with stiff card, scissors and a felt-tip pen to write 'abracadabra'. In medieval times, this amulet was thought to protect against disease
• Quiz question: Why is the number four unlucky in the Far East?
• Use a piece of paper to sketch an imaginary land and invent creatures with special powers that live there

Information

Series: 100 Facts
Author: Carey Scott
Consultant: Fiona Macdonald
Pages: 48
Age: 7+
Size: 297 x 228 mm
Format: Paperback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781848101708

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