Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

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Author: British Library

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781109508

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans! As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history. Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky. Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

Snape

A Definitive Reading

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Author: Lorrie Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940699134

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3

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The Harry Potter series may be named after the Boy Who Lived, but if you want to know the story, keep your eyes fixed on Severus Snape. This hook-nosed, greasy-haired, grumpy character is one of J.K. Rowling's enduring gifts to English literature. He's the archetypal ill-tempered teacher: acerbic, yet horribly, deliciously funny. When he's in a scene, you can't take your eyes off him. Snape is always the story. - From the Introduction In this examination of J.K. Rowling's most enigmatic character, Lorrie Kim shows us how to sort through the illusions and lies to the man who dared to spy on Voldemort. In his final moments, he asks Harry, and the reader, to "Look at me." This book does just that.

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter (revised edition)

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Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637598

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8650

This is the indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels?revised and updated with information relating to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry, A History - Now Updated with J.K. Rowling Interview, New Chapter & Photos

The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon

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Author: Melissa Anelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416594055

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series. For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read. This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list. These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume. We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand? Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume – one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.

The Hogwarts Library Collection

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Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781109230

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 350

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A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook bundle will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 13% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 87% will be used by Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575. * The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes

Harry Potter - The Ultimate Book of Facts

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Author: Jack Goldstein,Frankie Taylor

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783334150

Category: Reference

Page: 44

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Are you a huge fan of Harry Potter? You have probably read every book and seen every film many times over. But how much do you really know? This excellent book has more than two hundred facts that will surprise and amaze you in equal measure. Sections include: - Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe - Quidditch - Hermione Granger and Emma Watson - The Ministry of Magic - The Triwizard Tournament - Hogwarts - And many more If you love Harry Potter and want to expand your knowledge of the series, this is the perfect way to do it - you can even use these fantastic facts to make the ultimate quiz for your friends!

Pottermore Secrets and Mysteries Revealed

The Unofficial Guide to Pottermore.com

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Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0132977605

Category: Games

Page: 160

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Pottermore.com allows you to experience the adventures of Harry Potter in a whole new and exciting way. During your quest, you’ll re-live important and memorable scenes from the Harry Potter books, and take part in your own, unique and interactive adventure that’s chock full of places to explore, characters to interact with, magical or enchanted items to find, creatures to learn about, and mysterious puzzles to solve. Everything you need to know in order to experience and enjoy Pottermore.com is included within this book, such as: • An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide through Book 1 of your Pottermore.com adventure. • Put on the Sorting Hat and get placed within Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, so you can experience your own, unique adventure and begin earning House Points. • Follow in the footsteps of Harry as you re-live memorable scenes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and unlock never-before-revealed details about the characters, creatures, places, and objects from the Harry Potter books. • Find all of the hidden items, and solve mysteries throughout your quest. • Learn the secrets for becoming an expert at potion brewing. • Master the art of Wizard’s Duels and learn how to successfully cast powerful spells. • Discover how to unlock the exclusive content within Pottermore written by J.K. Rowling. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, you’ll definitely want to experience Pottermore.com. Grab your wand and a copy of this unofficial strategy guide, so you won’t miss out on anything that Pottermore.com has to offer! Your training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry awaits!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook

The Wand Chooses the Wizard

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Author: Duncan Levy

Publisher: THiNKaha

ISBN: 1616991283

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 3149

Author and Harry Potter fan Duncan Levy recognizes that “Wingardium Leviosa” may be the most popular spell incantation from the world of Harry Potter, but he'd be the first to remind fans that it isn't the only one.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is a comprehensive companion for fans looking to delve deeper into the magical world of Harry Potter. Written by fifteen-year-old author Duncan Levy, this extensive collection of spells is not only a fun treat for fans but an extensive look into the magic that fuels the universe of Harry Potter.

The books of Harry Potter were written by British author J.K Rowling. Since the first book's publication back in 1997, the Hogwarts universe has since taken the world by storm, spawning a series of highly successful films, and a whole line of official and unofficial books, toys, games, and clothing lines.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook takes fans one step closer to the world of Harry Potter by providing them with a convenient and fun way of finding out the different magical spells that were used in the books. The book covers everything from hexes, jinxes, and curses, to charms and healing spells. Whether you're looking for a quick-read magic guide or a fun addition to your growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is perfect for you.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotations (tweets/ahas).

Harry Potter Spell Book

The Unofficial Book of Magic Spells

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Author: Sadler Mars

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781549839153

Category:

Page: 75

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More than 200 charms, hexes, jinxes, and other fun spells from the Harry Potter universe. A fantastic gift for someone who loves Harry Potter, and has a sense of humor. (Some jokes in this book may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised.)

The Waiting Room

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Author: Emily Bleeker

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503900882

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From the bestselling author of When I'm Gone and Working Fire comes a gripping novel about a mother, her missing daughter, and the dark secrets that engulf them. Ever since her husband's death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can't sleep, can't work, and can't bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica's ear: You're a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica's despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter's safety--especially when Veronica comes home to a cold, silent nursery and a missing baby. As she turns from victim into primary suspect, Veronica realizes that only she can find her daughter. Authorities aren't helping. They're only watching. Veronica's concerned mother has suddenly vanished from her life. And a new friend seems to be keeping secrets from her too. Now, reality is waiting for Veronica in a dark place--because someone's mind games have only just begun.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

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Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781106282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 71

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‘Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.’ – J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world. These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts

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Author: Jack Goldstein,Frankie Taylor

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1782343555

Category: Reference

Page: 25

View: 7689

Through JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books and the eight films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that I’m sure many of us would like to visit. But what is the story behind what we see and read, and what are some little-known facts about the books, the films, the actors and the characters? This book contains 101 amazing facts which you most likely didn’t know!

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation

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Author: Anthony Gierzynski,Kathryn Eddy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421410338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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Harry Potter and the Millennials tells the fascinating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, explains what conclusions can and cannot be drawn, and reveals the challenges social scientists face in studying political science, sociology, and mass communication. Specifically, the evidence indicates that Harry Potter fans are more open to diversity and are more politically tolerant than nonfans; fans are also less authoritarian, less likely to support the use of deadly force or torture, more politically active, and more likely to have had a negative view of the Bush administration. Furthermore, these differences do not disappear when controlling for other important predictors of these perspectives, lending support to the argument that the series indeed had an independent effect on its audience. In this clear and cogent account, Gierzynski demonstrates how social scientists develop and design research questions and studies.

The Abominable Snowman

A Short Story from Dragons at Crumbling Castle

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544630661

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 35

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Captain the Honorable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristam-Boring (known as Bill) is very rich but very bored. When famed explorer Alfred Tence* shows up at Bill’s door, life gets considerably more exciting. Before long, they’re speeding off in a taxi to the distant mountains of Chilistan in search of the hairiest, most mysterious monster ever known—the Abominable Snowman! Featuring the signature wit and invention of one of the world’s most beloved writers, this irreverent, illustrated story is from Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales, by Terry Pratchett. [*Yes, that Alfred Tence—the man who rowed from Brighton to Bombay in a bathtub. It’s true.]

Rebel Spirits

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Author: Lois Ruby

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545540208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Haunted by history. Bound by mystery. Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings . . . right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone's mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori's parent run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers. Then Lori meets one such soldier -- the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel's soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori's help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets. At the same time, she can't help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her . . . .

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

A Novel

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Author: Helen Grant

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440339618

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Helen Grant's The Glass Demon. After Pia’s grandmother dies in a freak accident, the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes. But then something else captures the community’s attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen at a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm’s fairy tale, she disappeared. Ten-year-old Pia and her only friend, the unpopular StinkStefan, suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by such local legends as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl vanishes, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales—and perilously close to adulthood.

The Catastrophic History of You And Me

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Author: Jess Rothenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101559721

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5761

An addictively page-turning debut for fans of Before I Fall and The Fault in Our Stars Brie is the “biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic” who believes that everyone will find their perfect someone, so when Jacob, the love of Brie's life, tells her he doesn't love her anymore, the news breaks her heart, literally, and she dies. But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie revisits the living world to discover that her family has begun to unravel and her best friend has been keeping an intimate secret about her boyfriend. Somehow, Brie must handle all of this while navigating through the five steps of grief with the help of Patrick, her mysterious bomber-jacketed guide to the afterlife. But how is she supposed to face the Ever After with a broken heart and no one to call her own? "The debut is a fast, twisty, highly dramatic read about the turbulent nature of love."--Romantic Times "Rothenberg exploes what happens in the afterlife when you aren't quite done with your life."--San Francisco Chronicle "The funniest, sweetest, most heartfelt, sigh-worthy and oh-so-romantic story I've ever read. You'll love it!"--Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Eternal and Blessed

The Science of Harry Potter

The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!

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Author: Mark Brake,Jon Chase

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1631582380

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed! The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly impossible, including answers to such questions as: Will we ever see an invisibility cloak? How hazardous is a flying broomstick like the Nimbus 2000? How has medicine made powerful potions from peculiar plants? (Felix Felicis, anyone?) Can scientists ever demonstrate Wingardium Leviosa, or the flying power of a Golden Snitch? Is it possible to stupefy someone? And many more! Often perceived as a supernatural force, magic captivates and delights its audience because of its seeming ability to defy physics and logic. But did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for these fantastic feats? The Science of Harry Potter examines the scientific principles—behind some of your favorite characters, spells, items, scenes, and even games like Quidditch and Wizard’s Chess—from boy wizard Harry Potter’s world, providing in-depth analysis and scientific facts to support its theories. Author Mark Brake, whose The Science of Star Wars was a knockout success, has found the answers to satisfy the curious spirits of muggles everywhere... A perfect Harry Potter gift for anyone obsessed enough to stand in line to be the first to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, witches and wizards alike will be fascinated by the merging of this improbable realm and real science!

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

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Author: British Library

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9781338311501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4657

The official companion book to the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, featuring an extraordinary treasure trove of magical artifacts, original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling, and additional material exclusive to the US run of this unforgettable exhibition! As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US, readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum - Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more - and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling's personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPré, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick. Published in conjunction with the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic (coming to the New-York Historical Society after a record-breaking sold-out run at the British Library), this complete catalogue of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world. Exclusive to the New York run are amazing artifacts from American institutions -- including an original Audubon illustration, a narwhal's tusk (or is it a unicorn's horn?), an ancient Iranian astrolabe, and more -- as well as never-before-seen original artwork by Mary GrandPré and early correspondence between J.K. Rowling and her American editor, Arthur Levine. This special publication is an essential volume for Harry Potter fans, history buffs, and bibliophiles, and a fascinating exploration of the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.