Book Reviews of The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts
The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter A Treasury of Myths Legends and Fascinating Facts
Author: David Colbert
ISBN-13: 9780425187012
ISBN-10: 0425187012
Publication Date: 5/28/2002
Pages: 209
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Very interesting read for the Harry Potter lover. It is probably for older teens and above. This covers more material about mythology and history than fun little potter facts. It goes into human history and where J.K. Rowling may have received many of her ideas. More of an information book. Cool to add to any Harry Potter collection though!
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Helpful Score: 3
Not quite the typical Harry Potter style book, but it was nice in that it gave a little background of where Ms Rowling got her ideas. She really did a lot of research and I commend her!
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Helpful Score: 1
It's a pretty good book, but it was written when only four Harry Potter books were out, so it's not exactly up to date.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a really good book for people who haven't read much mythology or fantasy literature. It did point out a few connections that I hadn't already figured out, but for the most part was pretty elementary. I would highly suggest it for a 6th or 7th grader who is interested in the Harry Potter books.
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Pretty lame when compared to some of the HP analysis books. More fun than informative - and in all honesty - pretty low on the fun factor! Pass on this one and grab one of the New Clues books instead!
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Interesting for a quick skim.
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very interesting information. Fun read for HP lovers
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A fun book to learn about how J.K.Rowling came up with her info to write Harry Potter.
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If you like Harry Potter you will like the information in this book. I really enjoyed it.
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* What was the model for the Order of the Phoenix?
* Where do those names come from?
* What is the real life legend behind Voldemort's Dark Mark?
* Could Snape's potions actually work?

"Digs deep into different cultures and mythologies to piece together the origins of Rowling's characters. Learn about griffins, goblins, Latin, and why Harry is a universal hero."
: The Baltimore Sun

J. K. Rowling's young heroic wizard, Harry Potter, lives in a world populated by dragons, centaurs, trolls,; and a three-headed dog named Fluffyamong other creatures from ancient myths and legends. Discover the astonishing origins of supernatural beasts, clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and magic spells. From alchemists to unicorns, basilisks to veela, this fascinating - compendium brings another dimension to Harry's adventures from The Sorcerer's Stone to 'The Order of the Phoenix.

"Have you ever wondered where J. K. Rowling gets her ideas for fantastic beasts and magical critters? You
can learn about them in The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter."
Detroit Free Press
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A must have for Harry Potter fans. What was the model for The Oder of the Phoenix? Where do those names come from? What is the real life legend behind Voldemort's Dark Mark? Could Snape's potions actually work?

Find all this out and more in this book.
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My 12 yr old son LOVED this book!
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My son is a huge Harry Potter fan and he really liked the book.
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Very interesting book for Harry fans!
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Being a huge Harry Potter fan everything I read about him is great !! There was plenty of research done to make interesting reading. Great to learn more about the many strange animals, etc. that make up the stories. As a whole, the book was very well presented and easily understood.
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I loved this, I do alot of research for stories, and this one really helped me out on ideas.