Synopses & Reviews
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)
"A guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her Harry Potter books... Fun to read."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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
"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."
"A feast for future game-show contestantsYou could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!"
"A glorious tribute to Rowling's work."
"David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowling's books."
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
The Nation (Thailand)
"The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter might just be the trivia to appease Potter fansColbert's work is at its best when delving into the historic basis behind characters, creatures and magical lore."
An indispensable source guide to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels--revised and updated with information relating to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
This indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels has been revised and updated with information relating to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
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
About the Author
Formerly a head writer for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” David Colbert, author of The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter and The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Rings, is best known as an author of the acclaimed Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries.