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

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

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The magical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts
Title
The magical worlds of Harry Potter
Title remainder
a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts
Statement of responsibility
David Colbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looks to mythology, folklore, and literature to investigate the sources of ideas for some of the images, characters, and themes found in J.K. Rowling's stories of fledgling wizard Harry Potter
Cataloging source
DLC
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Colbert, David
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6068.O93
LC item number
Z59 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Potter, Harry
  • Rowling, J. K
  • Potter, Harry
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Wizards in literature
  • Magic in literature
  • Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Magic in literature
  • Wizards in literature
  • Harry Potter
  • Mythische figuren
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The magical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts, David Colbert
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Which "Fantastic Beasts" Come from Legend?
  • 23
  • Did Alchemists Really Search for a Magic Stone?
  • 5
  • Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?
  • 9
  • Is "Avada Kedavra" a Real Curse?
  • 17
  • Are Basilisks Just Big Snakes?
  • 21
  • Why Would Sirius Black Become a Black Dog?
  • 29
  • Which Creature Doesn't Know When to Say Good-bye?
  • 33
  • Have Witches Always Flown on Broomsticks?
  • 35
  • Why Do Centaurs Avoid Humans?
  • 37
  • What Is the Favorite Trick of Cornish Pixies?
  • 39
  • Why Would Voldemort Put the Dark Mark on Death Eaters?
  • 41
  • Why Would Chocolate Help After Escaping a Dementor?
  • 43
  • Is Sibyll Trelawney Ever Right?
  • 45
  • Where Does Magic Come From?
  • 63
  • Which Creature Is Fit for a King?
  • 47
  • Who Were the First British Wizards?
  • 53
  • If Dumbledore Is So Powerful, Shouldn't He Fight Voldemort?
  • 55
  • Why Would Durmstrang Students Travel by Ship?
  • 59
  • Are All Giants All Bad?
  • 79
  • Which Character Can't Die?
  • 67
  • Was the Real Flamel a Successful Alchemist?
  • 71
  • Why Would Fluffy Come from "a Greek Chappie"?
  • 75
  • Why Would the Forest near Hogwarts Be "Forbidden"?
  • 77
  • Which Real-Life Creature Still Eludes Scientists?
  • 83
  • Why Are Harry and Cedric Like Knights of the Round Table?
  • 85
  • Why Are Goblins Such Good Bankers?
  • 87
  • Which of Draco's Sidekicks Is Also Named for a Dragon?
  • 91
  • Which Creature Is Master of Both Earth and Sky?
  • 93
  • Why Do Parents Worry About Grindylows?
  • 97
  • Which Is the Least Likely Magical Creature?
  • 99
  • Why Would Anyone Go to School with a Slytherin?
  • 103
  • Why Is the Third Task Set in a Maze?
  • 121
  • Which Creature May Not Bow Its Head?
  • 107
  • What Is the Most Important Language for Wizards?
  • 109
  • Why Is Each Malfoy Aptly Named?
  • 115
  • Why Won't Wizards Go near a Manticore?
  • 117
  • Where Do Those Names Come From?!
  • 133
  • Why Might Prof. McGonagall Appear As a Cat?
  • 123
  • Why Might a Human Fear Merpeople?
  • 125
  • Why Are Mirrors Magical?
  • 127
  • Which of Voldemort's Cohorts Comes from India?
  • 131
  • How Do You Scare a Spider?
  • 159
  • Besides Mail, What Does the Arrival of an Owl Mean?
  • 139
  • What Makes Harry a Universal Hero?
  • 141
  • What Are the "Runes" on the Pensieve?
  • 153
  • Why Does the Sphinx Ask Harry a Question?
  • 155
  • What Kind of Nightmares Created Voldemort?
  • 177
  • Why Do Wizards Use Wands?
  • 181
  • Why Do Trolls Stink?
  • 163
  • How Do You Catch a Unicorn?
  • 165
  • Who Really Wrote the Book on Divination?
  • 171
  • What Makes Veela Angry?
  • 173
  • Are Any of the "Famous Witches and Wizards" Real?
  • 183
Control code
ocm49225557
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780613495776
Lccn
2002020857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a143056
  • (OCoLC)49225557
Label
The magical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts, David Colbert
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Which "Fantastic Beasts" Come from Legend?
  • 23
  • Did Alchemists Really Search for a Magic Stone?
  • 5
  • Who Was the Most Amazing Animagus?
  • 9
  • Is "Avada Kedavra" a Real Curse?
  • 17
  • Are Basilisks Just Big Snakes?
  • 21
  • Why Would Sirius Black Become a Black Dog?
  • 29
  • Which Creature Doesn't Know When to Say Good-bye?
  • 33
  • Have Witches Always Flown on Broomsticks?
  • 35
  • Why Do Centaurs Avoid Humans?
  • 37
  • What Is the Favorite Trick of Cornish Pixies?
  • 39
  • Why Would Voldemort Put the Dark Mark on Death Eaters?
  • 41
  • Why Would Chocolate Help After Escaping a Dementor?
  • 43
  • Is Sibyll Trelawney Ever Right?
  • 45
  • Where Does Magic Come From?
  • 63
  • Which Creature Is Fit for a King?
  • 47
  • Who Were the First British Wizards?
  • 53
  • If Dumbledore Is So Powerful, Shouldn't He Fight Voldemort?
  • 55
  • Why Would Durmstrang Students Travel by Ship?
  • 59
  • Are All Giants All Bad?
  • 79
  • Which Character Can't Die?
  • 67
  • Was the Real Flamel a Successful Alchemist?
  • 71
  • Why Would Fluffy Come from "a Greek Chappie"?
  • 75
  • Why Would the Forest near Hogwarts Be "Forbidden"?
  • 77
  • Which Real-Life Creature Still Eludes Scientists?
  • 83
  • Why Are Harry and Cedric Like Knights of the Round Table?
  • 85
  • Why Are Goblins Such Good Bankers?
  • 87
  • Which of Draco's Sidekicks Is Also Named for a Dragon?
  • 91
  • Which Creature Is Master of Both Earth and Sky?
  • 93
  • Why Do Parents Worry About Grindylows?
  • 97
  • Which Is the Least Likely Magical Creature?
  • 99
  • Why Would Anyone Go to School with a Slytherin?
  • 103
  • Why Is the Third Task Set in a Maze?
  • 121
  • Which Creature May Not Bow Its Head?
  • 107
  • What Is the Most Important Language for Wizards?
  • 109
  • Why Is Each Malfoy Aptly Named?
  • 115
  • Why Won't Wizards Go near a Manticore?
  • 117
  • Where Do Those Names Come From?!
  • 133
  • Why Might Prof. McGonagall Appear As a Cat?
  • 123
  • Why Might a Human Fear Merpeople?
  • 125
  • Why Are Mirrors Magical?
  • 127
  • Which of Voldemort's Cohorts Comes from India?
  • 131
  • How Do You Scare a Spider?
  • 159
  • Besides Mail, What Does the Arrival of an Owl Mean?
  • 139
  • What Makes Harry a Universal Hero?
  • 141
  • What Are the "Runes" on the Pensieve?
  • 153
  • Why Does the Sphinx Ask Harry a Question?
  • 155
  • What Kind of Nightmares Created Voldemort?
  • 177
  • Why Do Wizards Use Wands?
  • 181
  • Why Do Trolls Stink?
  • 163
  • How Do You Catch a Unicorn?
  • 165
  • Who Really Wrote the Book on Divination?
  • 171
  • What Makes Veela Angry?
  • 173
  • Are Any of the "Famous Witches and Wizards" Real?
  • 183
Control code
ocm49225557
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780613495776
Lccn
2002020857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a143056
  • (OCoLC)49225557

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