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

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2010, ISBN13 9780307885135, ISBN10 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 Sorcerers Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didnt, 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 dont know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harrys fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerers Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowlings world of magic.

Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerers 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 Rowlings 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, youll 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 Harrys captivating world, The Sorcerers Companion is a must for every Potter aficionados 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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Publisher: Broadway Books
Publish Date: Oct 19, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780307885135
ISBN-10: 0307885135
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.1 x 7.0 x 1.1
Walmart No.: 9780307885135
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Great book for a Potterhead
2/21/2014

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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

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Lots of things I did not know is is explained in words easy to understand.

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