“Movies are Magic: A Kid’s History of the Moving Image From the Dawn of Time to About 1939” is a book that tells the history of movie making.
Written by Jennifer Churchill and illustrated by Howell Edwards, the book features a young boy named Weston (he is Churchill’s son) and his dog Oscar. The two of them venture through the history of movies from silent films to talking motion pictures.
The book is targeted for child readers, but adults will enjoy it, too. I suggest this book to anyone who has an interest in being a director. It provides a great amount of information about how movies are made and gives great examples of the history of films. It is a great book for good readers, although I do not recommend this book for brand new readers. My favorite part is the amazing illustrations. They are simple and detailed at the same time.
I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves movies and wants to learn more of the history of film.