The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter (revised edition)

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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.


  

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Review: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts

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It's no secret that I am a Harry Potter fan. So much that I also love reading books about the Harry Potter books. I love learning more about Harry's magical world, all the creatures and characters ... Read full review

Review: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts

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This book is pretty interesting. It explores the mythology behind many of the magical creatures mentioned in the Harry Potter series, as well as things like the hidden meanings in names of characters and places in the books. Read full review

Contents

THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE
DUELING ANIMAGI
ROWLINGS RULES
A BUGS LIFE
HOW TO FIGHT A BASILISK
RED CAP
HIPPOCAMPUS
ERKLING
WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
WISDOM OF OUR ELDERS
A TWIST IN THE TALE
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
MONUMENTAL PROBLEMS
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
PLEASE DONT EAT THE DAISIES
HARRY THE HERO

CHIMAERA
KELPIE
THE DOG STAR
PADFOOT
RIVER OF LIFE
LOST IN THE STARS
ROWLINGS EXPLANATION
PERFECT VISION
ALL IN THE FAMILY
UGLINESS IS ONLY SKIN DEEP
BRITISH DRAGONS
THE GOOD SIDE OF DRAGONS
A CLASSIC WIZARD
WHY NOT SEARCH FOR VOLDEMORT?
STORM AND STRESS
EAST VERSUS WEST?
EGYPTIAN RELIGION AND MAGIC
EGYPTIAN SPELLS
SCARABS
FAWKESS NAME
CERBERUS AND HERCULES
CERBERUS AND MUSIC
EARLY GIANTS
BRITISH GIANTS
A SECRET EVERYONE KNOWS
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
THE MEANING OF GRIFFINS
A ROSE BY ANOTHER NAME
HUSH LITTLE BABY
LATIN FOR WIZARDS
LATIN FOR EVERYONE
THE LABYRINTH OF CRETE
ANCIENT CATS
MAGIC PORTALS
THE MIRROR OF ERISED
GEOGRAPHY
LITERATURE
HISTORY
RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY
SAINTS
FLOWERS AND PLANTS
MISCELLANEOUS
HOW HARRY SEES HIMSELF
ACTING THE HERO
EGYPTIAN ORIGINS
THE SPHINX OF THEBES
ARAGOGS NAME
MANEATERS
ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
THE BURNING TIMES
MODERN WITCH HUNTS
IS ALL FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?
ANCIENT UNICORNS
HORN OF PLENTY
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
THE DARK SIDE OF VEELA
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
ANCIENT WANDS
AGRIPPA
DRUIDESS CLIODNA
MORGANA
HENGIST OF WOODCROFT
CIRCE
ALBERIC GRUNNION
SEVENTH HEAVEN
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY
POWERFULLY MAGIC
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
ANIMAL VEGETABLE OR MINERAL?
THE LITTLE PRINCE
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
ACCIDENTAL HERO
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
STAG KNIGHT
REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY
MOTHER KNOWS BEST
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
THE FAULT LIES NOT IN OUR STARS
DADDY DEAREST
HOLY AGGRESSION
ON THE ROAD
THE LAST ENEMY
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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.

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