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The magical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: Wrightsville Beach, NC : Lumina Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
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Colbert, David.
Magical worlds of Harry Potter.
Wrightsville Beach, NC : Lumina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)747305346
Named Person: J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Colbert
ISBN: 0970844204 9780970844200 073942095X 9780739420959
OCLC Number: 47125462
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
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Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

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