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

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Puffin Books, 2001 - Animals, Mythical - 224 pages
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J.K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. This text presents the stories behind the stories. It includes encounters with wizards like Circe and Merlin, and real-life alchemists of the middle ages. Adding to the experience are writers as varied as William Shakespeare, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Ovid, John Donne, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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This is a great example of a book which does what it says on the tin no more, no less. Colbert, who's a former head writer for Who Wants to be a Millionaire and the author of the Eyewitness history ... Read full review

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David Colbert did a amazing job at this info book! It explained so much about JK Rowling and how she made up the whole Harry Potter world. It even explained how she got the name Draco, why Durmstrang ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?
23
Is Avada Kedavra a Real Curse?
31
Copyright

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