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I'm Tricky Nick. The world's greatest magician. This is my absolutely not-made-up story of magical greatness. Magic changed my life and it could change yours too. I learnt my first trick when I was ten and now I'll teach it to you (plus a whole bunch more). You'll also meet Trixie, a magical mystery girl, and the strange B.U.M (Brotherhood of United Magicians), and find out other Top Secret Stuff I can't reveal just yet. This tale is so incredible, so unbelievable, you'll swear I'm making it up. But you can trust me, I'm a magician ... SHORTLISTED FOR AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S FICTION 2020
By:   Nicholas J. Johnson
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   188g
ISBN:   9781760787363
ISBN 10:   1760787361
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   25 August 2020
Recommended Age:   From 7 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nicholas J. Johnson (aka Tricky Nick) loves doing the impossible. Nicholas grew up in the circus, he really did become a professional magician by the time he was ten. (We told you it was a true story.) Today, Nicholas has gone on to become one of Australia's leading entertainers. Known as 'The Honest Con Man' Nicholas exposes the tricks behind the tricks; the crafty reasons why we're scammed, tricked and bamboozled. He's revealed the secrets of deception on The Project, A Current Affair, Sunrise and TODAY as well as at countless schools, libraries and organisations. He is the host of the monthly magic show Sleight Night, as well as a regular performer at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe. Nicholas is the author of two books for adults, Chasing the Ace (which was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction) and Fast and Loose. Tricky Nick is his first book for children.

  • Short-listed for Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction 2021

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