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

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Lumina Press, 2001 - Fiction - 223 pages
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The ultimate fan's guide to the underlying mythology contained in the multi-million-selling novels and record-breaking film. Have witches always flown on broomsticks? Where does magic come from? Why do wizards use wands? J.K. Rowling fills Harry Potter's world with real history and famous legends from as far away as India and Japan, as long ago as ancient Egypt. This book tells all about them. Discover the astonishing origins of supernatural beasts, clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and magic spells. From alchemists to unicorns, basilisks to veela, this fascinating compendium brings another dimension to Harry's adventures.

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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

Introduction
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Is Avada Kedavra a Real Curse?
31
Are Basilisks ust Big Snakes?
37
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

David Colbert's most recent book is the "New York Times" bestseller "Michelle Obama: An American Story". In addition to the "10 Days "series, he authored the acclaimed "Eyewitness" series of first-person history and the "Magical Worlds "series for children. More than two million copies of his books are in print in almost thirty languages.

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