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Publisher Comments:

This book has not been authorized by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.

New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker, I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses, and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Review:

"The wide range of topics and deep levels of analysis in these essays make this book an indispensable guide for students who wish to explore the Harry Potter series against the backdrop of literary traditions. All of the highly readable essays are written by respected science fiction and fantasy authors." VOYA

Book News Annotation:

Billed as a "highly unauthorized work," this collection of critiques ranges from the suitably serious to the suitably mischievous, a concoction that reflects its subject in all its hundreds of millions of copies. The distinguished contributors offer insight on topics including Rowling's social commentary (or is it her comic relief?), fascism, love and hate, the power of God and also the end of religion, sexism, death and inevitability, proper Muggle behavior, and speculation on whether Harry or Hermoine would be better off dead. Along the way they describe how Rowling either opened up or shut down children's literature, how she serves up opinions on both academic and social conditioning, and how these entertaining books are also adept social and political commentaries. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Billed as a "highly unauthorized work," this collection of critiques ranges from the suitably serious to the suitably mischievous, a concoction that reflects its subject in all its hundreds of millions of copies. The distinguished contributors offer insight on topics including Rowling's social commentary (or is it her comic relief?), fascism, love and hate, the power of God and also the end of religion, sexism, death and inevitability, proper Muggle behavior, and speculation on whether Harry or Hermoine would be better off dead. Along the way they describe how Rowling either opened up or shut down children's literature, how she serves up opinions on both academic and social conditioning, and how these entertaining books are also adept social and political commentaries. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Harry Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts.

Synopsis:

From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerers Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts.

This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is the author of more than 60 books, including the Diana Tregarde, Elvenbane, and Valdemar series. She lives in Claremore, Oklahoma.

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ravenclaw166, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by ravenclaw166)
this is an awsome book that helped me understand the world of harry potter better. AWSOME
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932100594
Subtitle:
An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series
Author:
Lackey, Mercedes
With:
Wilson, Leah
Author:
Wilson, Leah
Publisher:
Smart Pop
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Magic in literature.
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Smart Pop
Publication Date:
20051211
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
195
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11.5 oz

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"Review" by , "The wide range of topics and deep levels of analysis in these essays make this book an indispensable guide for students who wish to explore the Harry Potter series against the backdrop of literary traditions. All of the highly readable essays are written by respected science fiction and fantasy authors."
"Synopsis" by , With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Harry Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerers Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts.

This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

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