The magical worlds of Harry PotterThe magical worlds of Harry Potter: a treasury of myths, legends, and fascinating facts
Publisher: Wrightsville Beach, NC : Lumina Press, c2001.
ISBN: 073942095X ISBN13: 9780739420959
Summary:Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical
practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's
Harry Potter books.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-214) and index.
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.
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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