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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User Review  - ecwills -

I enjoyed this book.I like to learn about mythology in Harry Potter.I was disappointed in one thing.There are no references to HP and the Half Blood Prince HPHBPThe movie had just come out when I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeeth Suresh - Goodreads

An excellent guide into the world, and history of Harry Potter. However, it seemed a bit unrealistic that JK Rowling is so in tune with these histories...I think that this is speculation on a massive scale, and aims only to try to phantom the world of Potter... Oh well. Read full review


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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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