Synopses & Reviews
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
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 Rowlings characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero.
A feast for future game-show contestants
You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!
A glorious tribute to Rowlings work.
David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowlings books.
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
The Nation (Thailand)
The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter might just be the trivia to appease Potter fans
Colberts work is at its best when delving into the historic basis behind characters, creatures and magical lore.
This indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels has been revised and updated to include the latest works in the series.
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.