The Amazing Alexander by Justin S. Meitz
The Amazing Alexander by Justin S. Meitz
Learn The Million Dollar Bill Switch with The Amazing Alexander!
Alex loves magic. Since he was a little tyke, his grandfather amazed him with card tricks, magic coloring books, floating fireballs, disappearing bottle-caps, and magic crystal balls - and now its time for Alex to go to his first magic show. He is excited! Maybe he will even be chosen to come up on stage. When he arrives, however, a pair of mysterious eyes seem to be watching him from back stage and he nervously changes his mind; but fate steps in and takes him on a magical adventure with twists and turns and white tigers and gleaming, razor sharp blades designed to cut the victim in half - not quite what Alex had in mind!
This is no ordinary picture book series. This is an extraordinary adventure that teaches the art and ethics of magic. Each book includes a wonderful magic trick that the reader can do! The new trick Alex learns in each book, the reader will also learn. There are instructions in a secret section of this book, where Alex learns - and so does the reader - how to magically transform two one-dollar bills into a million-dollar bill.
Adults as well as youth will love this wonderful book series, illustrated with original art, which combines an exciting childhood adventure with the joy of learning and performing truly mystifying magic.
"The Amazing Alexander is AMAZING! The story reaffirms the values of family, ethics, art, science and MAGIC!"
- Gay Blackstone, Mrs. Harry Blackstone Jr., President The Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle and Executive Producer World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic
"This is an amazing story and a great object lesson!"
- Lance Burton, Master Magician
"This wonderful book will inspire a whole new generation of kids to become magicians (and readers)!"
- Mac King, Star of The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas (and Children's Literacy Advocate)
"Every child should experience the genius of The Amazing Alexander. This 'speaks' to kids, and adults alike. It's funny, clever, and truly imaginative. Children will continue to grow into this book and hopefully read the stories themselves when they get older. It's a must have for any child's library."
- Lee Asher, International CardStar
"What an awesome story for children to read! And those illustrations are remarkable!"
- Jay Noblezada, Professional Magic Instructor
"I think it is a fun book, and one that will fire the imaginations of many young people. It is brimming with the love of magic."
- Whit Haydn, "Six Times Named by the Magic Castle Performing Magician of the Year"
"The Amazing Alexander reawakens our passion for the art of magic and that precious sense of wonder we magicians strive to rekindle in our audiences. I will mail this lovely book to all the youngsters in my life!"
- Kevin James, Comedy Illusionist
Who Is Justin Anyway:
He performed his first illusion at the age of 3 and was buried alive at the age of 6 (fortunately for his parents the sand box was only 3 feet deep). The Mysterious Magical Meitz was born in a small town of 500 people. It used to be bigger, but people kept disappearing! Justin Meitz was reading books before he could stand and writing books before he could walk. They were colorful stories that drew pictures that never quite stayed in the lines.
On an ordinary day, you might find Justin reading the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes to his students, and teaching them magic, to open their minds to all kinds of possibilities - or you might find him locked in a box by his young apprentices and quite unable to get out.
Whether locked up or not Justin is right now working on his next great trick that The Amazing Alexander will learn. Are you ready to learn it too?
Pages 32 - Full Color, Hardcover
For five bucks, this book is hard to pass up, especially given the many promotional positives stated about it. The artwork is fairly well done, and it's obvious a lot of effort has gone into producing this book. It even explains a folding bill transposition effect. The story itself was mediocre - I can see that magicians might be impressed by it, but I'm not sure how excited kids would get about it. Still, for the price it's a good deal, and it certainly is a high quality book, with glossy pages and impressive presentation.