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

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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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This irresistibly dippable book gently draws children into the joys of works of reference and is also a glorious tribute to Rowling's work. -- The Times, November 21, 2001

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David Colbert was head writer of television's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (US) and editorial director of HarperCollins. A former student of anthropology and mythology, he is the author of six collections of history and literature.

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