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The sorcerer's companion : a guide to the magical world of Harry Potter

Author: Allan Zola Kronzek; Elizabeth Kronzek
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don't know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry's fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer's Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Zola Kronzek; Elizabeth Kronzek
ISBN: 9780307885135 0307885135
OCLC Number: 671236181
Description: xv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Amulet --
Arithmancy --
Astrology --
Banshee --
Basilisk --
Bezoar --
Boggart --
Broomstick --
Cat --
Cauldron --
Centaur --
Charm --
Chimera --
Circe --
Crystal ball --
Curse --
Dark arts --
Demon --
Divination --
Dragons --
Dreams --
Dwarf --
Elf --
Fairy --
Fluffy --
Flying carpet --
Forbidden forest --
Ghost --
Ghoul --
Giant --
Gnome --
Goblin --
Griffin --
Grim --
Grindylow --
Hag --
Hand of Glory --
Herbology --
Hex --
Hinkypunk --
Hippogriff --
Horcrux --
Horoscope --
Invisibility cloak --
Jinx --
Kappa --
Legilimency --
Leprechaun --
Magic --
Magician --
Magic mirror --
Magic wand --
Magic words --
Mandrake --
Manticore --
Merlin --
Mermaid/merman --
Morgana --
Mummy --
Nicholas Flamel --
Owl --
Palmistry --
Paracelsus --
Petrification --
Phoenix --
Pixie --
Poltergeist --
Potion --
Prophecy --
Red cap --
Runes --
Salamander --
Snake --
Sorcerer --
Sorcerer's stone --
Spell --
Sphinx --
Spider --
Stag --
Talisman --
Tea-leaf reading --
Toad --
Transfiguration --
Troll --
Unicorn --
Vampire --
Veela --
The veil --
Werewolf --
Witch --
Witch persecution --
Wizard --
Yeti --
Zombie --
The meaning behind the names --
Acknowledgements --
Bibliography --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek.

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"Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don't know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry's fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer's Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating lore behind J.K. Rowling's world of magic ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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