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

User Review  - Molly Zucchet - Goodreads

This book was SO GOOD! It really made me think about how much time and research JK Rowling put into the writing of Harry Potter. If you like Harry Potter, I would definitely recommend this book! Read full review

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

User Review  - Chelsea Powell - Goodreads

Okay so I bought this book last year but I never really got to read it until recently. It really is brilliant, I mean we all want JKR to pit together an encyclopaedia for her Harry Potter series but ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2001)

David Colbert is the author of the acclaimed 10 DAYS biography series and the EYEWITNESS history series. J.K. Rowling praised his bestselling THE MAGICAL WORLDS OF HARRY POTTER, which has been published in almost thirty languages, as her favorite of the many written about her novels.

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