Tricky Nick Gets Booked

Nicholas J. Johnson

Tricky Tricky Tricky

"This magic novel is out of this world...with magic tricks to learn and plenty of humour, it's an amazing read"
Herald Sun

"This book is really magical, pun not intended. The twists never end and that's a good thing"
Hendrix (10)

About The Show
Nicholas J. Johnson is a professional magician and best-selling author of three novels, including his new middle grade book, Tricky Nick.

In this fifty minute magic show Nicholas combines magic, comedy, and story-telling to shpw students how books becomes reality. From early inspirations and first drafts to editing and printing, Nicholas will uncover the secrets of publishing.

More than a mere author talk Tricky Nick's Book of Tricks is an interactive, educational magic show designed to excite students about making their own books.

Australian Curriculum Links
Critical and Creative Thinking
Literature and context
Examining literature
Creating literature

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About The Book
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 ...

About The Author

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.

More Reviews

"Tricky Nick is a simply awesome children's entertainer. This is top quality entertainment that packs a huge laugh!"
City News

“Despite fooling us over and over again, you just can’t help but like him.”
Squirrel Comedy

"Once again you provided a fantastic show for us. To keep over a hundred boys on the edge of their seats for an hour is an amazing achievement.”
Scotch College

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Magic, English, Writing Your Own Story




50 minutes


$600+GST for first 100 students. $6+GST for each additional student

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4



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