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Author Colbert, David.

Title The magical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts / David Colbert
Edition First edition
Published Wrightsville Beach, N.C. : Lumina Press, [2001]


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Description 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Did alchemists really search for a magic stone -- Who was the most amazing animagus -- Is avada kedavra a real curse -- Are basilisks just big snakes -- Which fantastic beasts come from legend -- Why would sirius black become a black dog -- Which creature doesn't know -- When to say good-bye -- Have witches always from on broomsticks -- Why do centaurs avoid humans -- What is the favorite trick of cornish pixies -- Why would voldemort put the dark mark on death eaters -- Why would chocolate help after escaping a dementor -- Is sibyll trelawney ever right -- Which creature is fit for a king -- Who were the first bristish wizards -- If dumbledore is so powerful shouldn't he right voldemort -- Why would durmstrang students travel by ship -- Where does magic come from -- Which character can't die -- Was the real flamel a successful alchemist -- Why would fluffy come from a creek chappie -- Why would the forest near hogwarts be forbidden -- Are all giants all bad -- Which real life creature still eludes scientists -- Why are Harry and cedric like knights of the round table -- Why are goblins such good bankers -- Which of draco's sidekicks -- Is also named for a dragon -- Which creature is master of both earth and sky -- Why do parents worry about grindylows -- Which is the least likely magical creature -- Why would anyone go to school with a slytherin -- Which creature may not bow its head -- What is the most important language for wizards -- Why is each malfoy aptly named -- Why won't wizards go near a manticore -- Why is the third task set in a maze -- Why might prof. Mcgonagall appear as a cat -- Why might a human fear merpeople -- Why are mirrors magical -- Which of voldemort's cohorts comes from India -- Where do those names come from -- Besides mai, what does the arrival of an owl mean -- What makes harry a universal hero -- What are the runes on the pensieve -- Why does the sphinx ask harry a question -- How do you scare a spider -- Why do trolls stink -- How do you catch a unicorn -- Who really wrote the book on divination -- What makes veela angry -- What kind of nightmares created voldemort -- Why do wizards use wands -- Are any of the famous witches and wizards real
Summary Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Monsters
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Animals, Mythical
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Harry Potter
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature and folklore.
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism.
Monsters in literature.
Animals, Mythical, in literature.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Wizards in literature.
Magic in literature.
Fantasy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Wizards -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Magic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 2001089759
ISBN 0970844204 paperback