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Publisher Comments:

The ultimate fan's guide to the underlying mythology contained in the multi-million-selling novels and record-breaking film.

Have witches always flown on broomsticks?
Where does magic come from?
Why do wizards use wands?

J.K. Rowling?s young heroic wizard, Harry Potter, lives in a world populated by dragons, centaurs, trolls, giants — and a three-headed dog named Fluffy — among other creatures from ancient myths and legends. Discover the astonishing origins of supernatural beasts, clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and magic spells. From Alchemists to Unicorns, Basilisks to Veela, this fascinating compendium brings another dimension to Harry?s adventures.

This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with the Harry Potter books or movie.

Review:

"Have you ever wondered where J.K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You can learn about them in The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"A feast for future game-show contestants...You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!" The Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Digs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowling?s characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero." The Baltimore Sun

Review:

"A guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her four Harry Potter books. Grown-ups might like [it] too, because it painlessly exposes youngsters to Shakespeare, Chaucer, Ovid, Flaubert and more." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"This irresistibly dippable book gently draws children into the joys of works of reference." The Times (London)

Review:

"[An] enthusiast?s treasury of facts." The Times Educational Supplement

Review:

"Harry Potter, the young hero of J.K. Rowling?s successful book series, lives in a world enriched by references to myths, legends, literature and history. By probing this subtext — and revealing, for example, the hidden meanings in some characters? names — David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowling?s books." New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Synopsis:

The ultimate fan's guide to the underlying mythology contained in the multi-million-selling novels and record-breaking film.

"Potter fanatics...can revel in details and hidden mysteries of the series." (Columbus Dispatch)

About the Author

David Colbert has spent many years in the publishing business, as a book editor and as publisher of HarperCollins West. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425187012
Author:
Colbert, David
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Magic in literature.
Subject:
Wizards in literature.
Subject:
Potter, Harry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-1
Publication Date:
20020528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.42x5.44x.61 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 224 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425187012 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Have you ever wondered where J.K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You can learn about them in The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter."
"Review" by , "A feast for future game-show contestants...You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!"
"Review" by , "Digs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowling?s characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero."
"Review" by , "A guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her four Harry Potter books. Grown-ups might like [it] too, because it painlessly exposes youngsters to Shakespeare, Chaucer, Ovid, Flaubert and more."
"Review" by , "This irresistibly dippable book gently draws children into the joys of works of reference."
"Review" by , "[An] enthusiast?s treasury of facts."
"Review" by , "Harry Potter, the young hero of J.K. Rowling?s successful book series, lives in a world enriched by references to myths, legends, literature and history. By probing this subtext — and revealing, for example, the hidden meanings in some characters? names — David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowling?s books."
"Synopsis" by , The ultimate fan's guide to the underlying mythology contained in the multi-million-selling novels and record-breaking film.

"Potter fanatics...can revel in details and hidden mysteries of the series." (Columbus Dispatch)

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