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GROWING UP LUCKY: A YOUNG MAGICIAN'S TRAVELS IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR is the story of nine-year-old James Michael "J.J." Willard as they leave their home in Brooklyn in 1861 and make their way to New Orleans by the promise of work. Along the way they stop in townships to sell "Willard's Magic Elixir" in order to buy food for their journey. By the end of the war, the Willards are putting on weekly magic shows. James Michael Willard would go on to become the world-recognized magician "Willard the Wizard." This wonderful 225 page hard-back book by well-known San Antonio author Billy M. Copeland is a profound read for any aspiring magic enthusiast. 001CMBGROWINGLUCKY


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