FRANCIS MARSHALL, The Happy Birthday Business, -- Magic Inc, publisher. 1978 FIRST EDITION
Look at the table of contents and page layout photos for an idea of just how much info about kidshow work and magic you will find in this book. Francis Marshall really put Kidshow magic on the magic map, as a branch of our art deserving thoughtful study and documentation. She laid the groundwork for many great kidshow authors who followed.
In this book, she covers aspects of working birthday shows, and although some of the info (particularly the marketing tips) is now dated, the ideas about managing kids, selecting tricks, ideas for extra add-on games and fin, etc etc etc -- all that stuff is still very useful info for anyone wanting to tap this market.
CONDITION NOTES: previously owned, but book is in very good condition, not tears or loose pages. Book does have some yellow highlights on some pages. Photo shows the page with the most highlights -- pages are generally clean and unmarked, or have one or two highlights. All completely read-able.