The magical worlds of Harry Potter: a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts

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Lumina Press LLC, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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

User Review  - Nusrat Moumee - Goodreads

definitely a fascinating read for all the potter heads. once more I'm impressed by JKR for her enormous research behind writing the whole HP series!!! Read full review

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

User Review  - Amber Herondale (; - Goodreads

A very good, informative book. Great read for Harry Potter fans, even for people who haven't read the books (although some people won't understand the references). I found this book at a stall at my ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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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