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

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9780141317380: The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts

J.K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" presents the stories behind the stories. The enriching trip includes many other worlds both real and imaginary, from ancient Egypt and Greece to India and Japan. It includes encounters with wizards like Circe and Merlin, and the real-life alchemists of the Middle Ages. Adding to the experience are writers as varied as William Shakespeare, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Ovid, John Donne, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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aA guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her Harry Potter books... Fun to read.a
a"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
aHave you ever wondered where J.K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You can learn about them in "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter,"a
a"Detroit Free Press"
aDigs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowlingas characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero.a
a"Baltimore Sun"
aA feast for future game-show contestantsa] You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!a
a"Orlando Sentinel"
aA glorious tribute to Rowlingas work.a
a"Times" (London)
aDavid Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowlingas books.a
a"New Straits Times" (Malaysia)
aExcellent.a
a"The Nation" (Thailand)
a"The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" might just be the trivia to appease Potter fansa]Colbertas work is at its best when delving into the historic basis behind characters, creatures and magical lore.a
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A guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her Harry Potter books... Fun to read.
"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
Have you ever wondered where J.K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You can learn about them in "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter".
"Detroit Free Press"
Digs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowling s characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero.
"Baltimore Sun"
A feast for future game-show contestants You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!
"Orlando Sentinel"
A glorious tribute to Rowling s work.
"Times" (London)
David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowling s books.
"New Straits Times" (Malaysia)
Excellent.
"The Nation" (Thailand)
"The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" might just be the trivia to appease Potter fans Colbert s work is at

?A guide to the history, literature and mythology Rowling sprinkles throughout her Harry Potter books... Fun to read.?
?"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
?Have you ever wondered where J.K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You can learn about them in "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter."?
?"Detroit Free Press"
?Digs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowling's characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero.?
?"Baltimore Sun"
?A feast for future game-show contestants? You could use it as reference to set up a round of Jeopardy!?
?"Orlando Sentinel"
?A glorious tribute to Rowling's work.?
?"Times" (London)
?David Colbert gives a fresh insight into Rowling's books.?
?"New Straits Times" (Malaysia)
?Excellent.?
?"The Nation" (Thailand)
?"The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter" might just be the trivia to appe

About the Author:

Formerly a head writer for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, David Colbert, author of The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter and The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Rings, is best known as an author of the acclaimed Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries."

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