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Format:
Book
Title:
The sorcerer's companion : a guide to the magical world of Harry Potter
ISBN:
9780767908474
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Broadway Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Amulet: The Evil Eye -- Arithmancy -- Astrology: Disaster and Disease -- The Zodiac -- The Meaning of the Planets -- Banshee -- Basilisk: The Basilisk Today -- Boggart: The Bogeyman -- Broomstick -- Cat: Cat Tales -- Cauldron -- Centaur -- Charm: "Charmed, I'm Sure" -- Circe -- Crystal Ball -- Curse: Licensed to Curse -- The Mummy's Curse -- Dark Arts -- Demon: How to Recognize a Demon -- Divination: The Mantic Arts -- A Brief History of Tarot -- Dragons: Dragons of the East -- Dreams -- Dwarf -- Elf: The Elf's New Clothes -- Fairy: The Tooth Fairy -- The Cottingley Fairies -- Fairy Rings -- Flying Carpet -- Forbidden Forest -- Ghost -- Ghoul -- Giant -- Gnome -- Goblin -- Grim -- Grindylow -- Hag -- Herbology -- Hex -- Hinkypunk -- Hippogriff: Animals on Trial -- Horoscope -- Invisibility Cloak -- Kappa -- Leprechaun: The Farmer and the Leprechaun -- Magic -- Magician -- Magic Mirror: Mirror Superstitions -- Magic Wand: The Magic Club -- The Caduceus -- Magic Words: A Little Hocus Pocus -- Mandrake: Mandrake Safety -- Manticore -- Merlin -- Mermaid/Merman: Mermaid Relatives -- Morgana: The Fata Morgana -- Mummy -- Nicholas Flamel -- Owl -- Palmistry -- Petrification -- Phoenix -- Pixie -- Poltergeist -- Potion -- Red Cap -- Runes: Rune Casting -- Salamander -- Sibyl -- Snake -- Sorcerer -- Sorcerer's Stone: The Making of the Stone -- The Faking of the Stone -- Spell -- Sphinx -- Talisman -- Tea-Leaf Reading -- Three-Beaded Dog -- Toad: Toadstones -- Transfiguration -- Troll.
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.
Subject(s):
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Wizards in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Magic in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Fantasy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Wizards -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Magic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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