THE SORCERERS COMPANION A GUIDE TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

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The Sorcerer S Companion

Author : Allan Zola Kronzek
ISBN : 9780307885142
Genre : Social Science
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The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.
Category: Social Science

The Magical Worlds Of Harry Potter Revised Edition

Author : David Colbert
ISBN : 9781440637599
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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This is the indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels?revised and updated with information relating to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The World Of Harry Potter

Author : Tere Stouffer
ISBN : 9781440636615
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide
Category: Literary Criticism

A Muggle S Guide To The Wizarding World

Author : Fionna Boyle
ISBN : 155022655X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a comprehensive guide to the characters, locations, creatures, symbolism, and mythology contained in the Harry Potter series, which includes all five books.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Harry Potter Collector S Handbook

Author : William Silvester
ISBN : 1440216266
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 26.48 MB
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Action Figures, Books, Ornaments, Costumes, Calendars, Art, Coins, Dolls, Jewelry, Lunch Boxes, Toys, Movies Harry Potter Casts His Spell on Collectors Welcome, Muggles, to the magic, mystery, and merchandise of the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter! Harry Potter Collector's Handbook will bewitch you with colorful images and current values of licensed products based on the famous boy wizard and his charming chums and nefarious foes. Just for you, we've conjured: 1,000+ spellbinding listings, pictures, and secondary market values. Information arranged—magically!—in alphabetical order to make it easy to find what you're looking for. A diverse array of collectibles from rare first editions of books worth thousands of dollars to items worth slightly fewer galleons. If you're mesmerized by "Pottermania," you'll never want to depart the enchanting world of witchcraft and wizardry presented in Harry Potter Collector's Handbook.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Fact Fiction And Folklore In Harry Potter S World

Author : George W. Beahm
ISBN : 1571744401
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Fact, fiction, and folklore in Harry Potter's world : covering the first five Harry Potter novels, this book presents more than one hundred entries that thoroughly examine the myths, legends, literature, and historical references of J. K. Rowling's fictional universe"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Unofficial Guide To Crafting The World Of Harry Potter

Author : Jamie Harrington
ISBN : 9781440595059
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Charming crafts even Muggles can make! You won't need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you'll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn. You'll be as busy as Mrs. Weasley knitting her Christmas sweaters as you dive into dozens of Potterific projects. Relive the excitement of Harry's adventures with these genius crafts. Drop some homemade Pgymy Puff Bath Fizzies into the tub and pretend you're Moaning Myrtle. Keep memories of the Quidditch pitch close with your very own Golden Snitch Necklace. Or show off the Sorting Hat's selection with a House Colors Tie-Dye Shirt. Accio, crafting supplies--it's time for some wonderful wizardly fun!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Science Of Harry Potter

Author : Roger Highfield
ISBN : 0142003557
Genre : Science
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A look at the scientific principles underpinning the magic of Harry Potter reveals some of the true magic behind science.
Category: Science

Harry Potter S Bookshelf

Author : John Granger
ISBN : 9781101133132
Genre : Social Science
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Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.
Category: Social Science

Magic Rhetoric And Literacy

Author : William A. Covino
ISBN : 0791420841
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents a selective, introductory reading of key texts in the history of magic from antiquity forward, in order to construct a suggestive conceptual framework for disrupting our conventional notions about rhetoric and literacy. Offering an overarching, pointed synthesis of the interpenetration of magic, rhetoric, and literacy, William A. Covino draws from theorists ranging from Plato and Cornelius Agrippa to Paulo Freire and Mary Daly, and analyzes the different magics that operate in Renaissance occult philosophy and Romantic literature, as well as in popular indicators of mass literacy such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and The National Enquirer. Magic, Rhetoric, and Literacy distinguishes two kinds of magic-rhetoric that continue to affect our psychological and cultural life today. Generative magic-rhetoric creates novel possibilities for action, within a broad sympathetic universe of signs and symbols. Arresting magic-rhetoric attempts to induce automatistic behavior, by inculcating rules and maxims that function like magic ritual formulas: JUST SAY NO. In this connection, the literate individual is one who can interrogate arresting language, and generate “counter-spells.”
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines