Magical String by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Arrow Books 1990 ISBN 9780099644705.
Steve and his Japanese wife Megumi are Origami entertainers who have turned their hands to creating this children’s fun paperback book, with 143 pages containing numerous string figures (cat’s cradles) for 2 and 4 hands; also several string tricks and magical effects that are the basis for real conjuring. Megumi’s hundreds of sketches, suited for boys and girls of any ethnic background, are easy to follow because she draws the hands as if they were your own. Straightforward written instructions go with the drawings. This is a fresh look at an old pastime. Highly recommended for youngsters. Grown-ups will want to borrow it.