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The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

Format:  Paperback,

366 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2010

ISBN-13: 9780307885135

ISBN-10: 0307885135

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The "New York Times" bestseller, now fully updated to include""the complete seven-volume series.
Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer's Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn't, who did?
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 reality behind J. K. Rowling's world of magic.
Newly updated to include "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," "The Sorcerer's Companion" allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling's Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you'll also learn:
- how to read tea leaves
- where to find a basilisk today
- how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn
- who the real Merlin was
- how to safely harvest mandrake root
- who wore the first invisibility cloak
- how to get rid of a goblin
- why owls were feared in the ancient world
- what really lies beyond the Veil
- the origins of our modern-day "bogeyman," and more.
A spellbinding tour of Harry's captivating world, "The Sorcerer's Companion" is a must for every Potter aficionado's bookshelf.
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"The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2010
ISBN-13: 9780307885135
ISBN-10: 0307885135
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 366
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.04 x 1.07 x 9.14
Walmart No.: 9780307885135

About the author

Biography of Kronzek, Allan Zola

Allan Zola Kronzek is an author, educator, and magician. His programs have been featured at colleges, libraries, and elementary and middle schools throughout the New York. Kronzek is the author of The New York Times best seller The Sorcerer's Companion-A Guide to the World of Harry Potter and A Book of Magic for Young Magicians--The Secrets of Alkazar. Allan has appeared at New York City's Monday Night Magic and has been featured on CNN. He lives in Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY.

Book description

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series.

Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

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 reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic.

Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn:

• how to read tea leaves

• where to find a basilisk today

• how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn

• who the real Merlin was

• how to safely harvest mandrake root

• who wore the first invisibility cloak

• how to get rid of a goblin

• why owls were feared in the ancient world

• what really lies beyond the Veil

• the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more.

A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.

The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book for a Potterhead This book was even better than I imagined!! I'm looking forward to the weekend, so I can spend a day in bed, completely devouring this book 02/20/2014
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