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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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ISBN10 : 1781100225

Publisher : Pottermore Publishing

Number of Pages : 357

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)

Author : J.K. Rowling

ISBN10 : 1781106460

Publisher : Pottermore Publishing

Number of Pages : 4236

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss. Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.

The Official Harry Potter Baking Book

Author : Joanna Farrow

ISBN10 : 1338756281

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Bake your way through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Inspired by the films, this is the ONE and ONLY official Harry Potter cookbook! Packed with over 40 recipes and gorgeous, eye-catching photography, this baking cookbook is a must-have for every Harry Potter fan. Delight in 43 tasty recipes inspired by the Harry Potter films! From Pumpkin Patch Pies to Owl Muffins, Luna's Spectrespecs Cookies to Hogwarts Gingerbread, The Official Harry Potter Baking Cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes that will, dare we say, ... ensnare the senses. Host a Great Hall-inspired feast for your friends or delight in a portion for one. Includes recipes for all kinds of delicious baked goods, as well as nutritional and dietary information. This baking cookbook is great for everyone and includes gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipes as well!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author : J.K. Rowling

ISBN10 : 1781100233

Publisher : Pottermore Publishing

Number of Pages : 435

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.' When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss... Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.

The Harry Potter Generation

Author : Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu

ISBN10 : 1476635528

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 218

Category :

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Book Summary: The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.

Harry Potter: Crafting Wizardry

Author : Insight Editions

ISBN10 : 1647222842

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 196

Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Viewed : 1992

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Book Summary: Over 25 official crafting activities inspired by the Harry Potter films. Filled with imaginative projects, this official book of craft activities channels the magic of the Wizarding World into your home. Featuring over 25 crafts covering a range of skill levels, Crafting Wizardry includes clear, step-by-step, illustrated instructions so that the whole family can share in the magic. Inside you’ll learn how to craft your very own wand, decorate your home to showcase your Hogwarts house pride, create your own pop-ups, and so much more. Sprinkled with fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights, this book also features film stills, original concept art, and blueprints from the making of the Harry Potter films to take you deeper into the Wizarding World and further inspire your creativity. So get ready, it’s time for some crafting wizardry!

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Author : William Irwin,Gregory Bassham

ISBN10 : 9780470627358

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Seekers Guide To Harry Potter

Author : Trevarthen,Philip I. Levy

ISBN10 : 1846946492

Publisher : John Hunt Publishing

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Seize this opportunity to look more deeply into the narrative themes, symbols and mythic elements encountered in the Harry Potter books. Drawing from diverse spiritual and scholarly sources, The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter offers seekers of all kinds an open-minded guide to the rich layers of meaning and symbolism we encounter in all seven of the novels.

Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry

Author : Insight Editions

ISBN10 : 1647222850

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Crafts & Hobbies

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Book Summary: Crochet your own costumes, familiar creatures, and classic artifacts from the Harry Potter films in this follow up companion to the bestselling Harry Potter: Knitting Magic. Conjure the magic of the Wizarding World with your crochet hook with this deluxe collection of more than 20 official patterns for toys, keepsakes, and costume replicas inspired by the Harry Potter films. A comprehensive, officially licensed guide to crocheting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry includes projects for every skill level and a wide range of stitches and techniques featuring yarn expertly matched to the true colors used in the films. Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry also includes behind-the-scenes facts and quotes from the films, as well as concept art and film stills to inspire your creativity and relive favorite movie moments. With beautiful full-color photography, step-by-step instructions, and clearly presented charts and schematics, Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry is the ultimate crocheter’s guide to the Wizarding World.

Legilimens!

Author : Christopher E. Bell

ISBN10 : 1443855235

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 170

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1579

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Book Summary: The current state of scholarship surrounding Harry Potter is both vibrant and varied. One of the reasons scholars continue to be attracted to the series as an artifact is the colossal range of disciplinary foci that can find treasures to unearth in its pages and films. In the Harry Potter series, “legilimens” is the spell that allows a wizard to see into another person’s mind, reading the subject’s thoughts. As such, it is an appropriate moniker for the attempt of scholars to see into the Harry Potter texts and search for greater meaning. Legilimens!: Perspecives in Harry Potter Studies contains the work of anthropologists and theologians, of historians and rhetoricians. The collection is a wide-ranging discussion of the Harry Potter texts (and the meanings contained within) among scholars from broadly disparate fields, coming together to deliberate over the greater scholarly significance of these rich and fertile texts.

Baptizing Harry Potter

Author : Luke Bell

ISBN10 : 1616431156

Publisher : Paulist Press

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Children

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Book Summary: The scope and tragedy of the thing : the structure of the series -- More things in heaven and earth : going beyond the normal -- As if a man were author of himself : good against evil -- Be absolute for death : life and death -- Power is made perfect in weakness : power and weakness -- To lay down one's life for one's friends : love and sacrifice -- It is essential that you understand this : freedom and determination -- A pretty boring life : the hidden and the ostentatious -- Telling it like it is : the struggle for truth -- They will see God : purity of heart and purity of blood.

The Alchemical Harry Potter

Author : Anne J. Mamary

ISBN10 : 1476640831

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 323

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: When Harry Potter first boards the Hogwarts Express, he journeys to a world which Rowling says has alchemy as its "internal logic." The Philosopher's Stone, known for its power to transform base metals into gold and to give immortality to its maker, is the subject of the conflict between Harry and Voldemort in the first book of the series. But alchemy is not about money or eternal life, it is much more about the transformations of desire, of power and of people--through love. Harry's equally remarkable and ordinary power to love leads to his desire to find but not use the Philosopher's Stone at the start of the series and his wish to end the destructive power of the Elder Wand at the end. This collection of essays on alchemical symbolism and transformations in Rowling's series demonstrates how Harry's work with magical objects, people, and creatures transfigure desire, power, and identity. As Harry's leaden existence on Privet Drive is transformed in the company of his friends and teachers, the Harry Potter novels have transformed millions of readers, inspiring us to find the gold in our ordinary lives.

Harry Potter

Author : S. Gunelius

ISBN10 : 0230594107

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 194

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: The Harry Potter books are the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been.

Harry Potter: Knitting Magic

Author : Tanis Gray

ISBN10 : 1647221919

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Crafts & Hobbies

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Book Summary: Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book—a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies—and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.

Echoes of the Gospel in Harry Potter

Author : Clay Myatt

ISBN10 : 1666708682

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 168

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: The best-selling book series of all time and the best-selling book of all time—do they have anything in common? And if so, might there be a reason for that? Echoes of the Gospel in Harry Potter suggests that there is a profound connection between these two beloved and inspirational stories and, moreover, that it is the connection between the two that has caused them to be so widely read and enjoyed. Each chapter sheds light on this connection from a different angle by unpacking how either an aspect of the magical world, a character, or a theme in Harry Potter echoes the gospel—the story the Bible is telling that finds its climax in Jesus Christ. Whether Christian or non-Christian, well-versed in the Bible or unfamiliar with it, fans of the Harry Potter series will find this an illuminating and captivating read.

Harry Potter - The Ultimate Book of Facts

Author : Jack Goldstein,Frankie Taylor

ISBN10 : 1783334150

Publisher : Andrews UK Limited

Number of Pages : 53

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: Are you a huge fan of Harry Potter? You have probably read every book and seen every film many times over. But how much do you really know? This excellent book has more than two hundred facts that will surprise and amaze you in equal measure. Sections include: - Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe - Quidditch - Hermione Granger and Emma Watson - The Ministry of Magic - The Triwizard Tournament - Hogwarts - And many more If you love Harry Potter and want to expand your knowledge of the series, this is the perfect way to do it - you can even use these fantastic facts to make the ultimate quiz for your friends!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Author : EZ Summary

ISBN10 :

Publisher : BookSummaryGr

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone “Harry Potter” is a common name in the world. Do you know about Harry Potter? Harry Potter is actually a series of seven epic fantasy novels authored by the British writer J. E. Rowling. The series, called after the titular character, chronicles the activities of a youthful wizard, Harry Potter, and also his buddies Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are usually students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and also Wizardry. The primary story arc issues Harry's quest to conquer the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who goals to become immortal, conquer the wizarding globe, subjugate non-magical individuals, and ruin all those who remain in his method, particularly Harry Potter. Since the discharge of the initial novel, Harry Potter and also the Philosopher's Stone, about 30 June 1997, the books have acquired enormous popularity, crucial acclaim, and commercial achievement globally. The series has additionally had several reveal of critique, such as issue for the progressively dark tone. At the time of July 2013, the books had offered between 400 and also 450 million copies, making them one of many best-selling book sequences in history, and also had been translated. The final 4 books consecutively set information as the fastest-selling books in historical past, with the final instalment promoting around 11 million duplicates in the USA in the first twenty-four hours regarding its release. A series of numerous styles, such as fantasy, coming old, and also the UK school story (with aspects of secret, thriller, journey, and romance), its numerous social meanings and references are based on Rowling. The primary style is actually death. There's also a number of other styles in the series, for example prejudice and also problem. The sequence was initially imprinted in English by two main marketers, Bloomsbury in the UK and also Scholastic Press in the USA. The publications have since been released through numerous marketers globally. The particular books, with the seventh book split up into two parts, have been changed to an eight-part film sequence by Warner Bros. Images, the highest-grossing film series of in history. The actual series also originated a lot tie-in merchandise, producing the Harry Potter brand worth over $15 billion. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Harry Potter - A History of Magic

Author : British Library

ISBN10 : 1781109478

Publisher : Pottermore Publishing

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official eBook of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition from the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes, right through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, explore amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, and through its unique design and functionality examine vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in an interactive digital book that shows J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person. Due to the number of high quality images within this ebook, this file may take longer than usual to download and it is therefore best viewed on a tablet or smartphone.

HARRY POTTER - AN INTEGRATED UNIT Gr. 3-6

Author : Pat Moffat

ISBN10 : 1773440160

Publisher : Rainbow Horizons Publishing

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Education

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Book Summary: Take your students on a delightful adventure with this Harry Potter-themed integrated unit. It's creative, imaginative and fulfils curriculum expectations. This unit uses elements and themes found in the Harry Potter series to integrate activities found in Mathematics, Technology, Physical Education, Music, Art, and Language. Activities include Malfoy's Magic, Quidditch Game, Potion Poetry, Harry Potter Play, and Slytherin Synonyms. A rubric and quiz round out this unit.

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

Author : Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez,Pilar Alderete-Diez

ISBN10 : 1000556603

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and the Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics, such as death, fear and biopolitics in J.K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural studies and focuses on three key areas of inquiry: (1) wizarding biopolitics and intersected discourses; (2) anxiety, death, resilience and trauma; and (3) the politics of fear and postmodern transformations. As such, this book: provides a comprehensive overview of national and gender discourses, as well as the transiting bodies in-between, in relation to the Harry Potter books series and related multimedia franchise; situates the transformative power of death within the fandom, transmedia and film depictions of the Potterverse and critically deconstructs the processes of subjectivation and legitimation of death and fear; examines the strategies and mechanisms through which cultural and political processes are managed, as well as reminding us how fiction and reality intersect at junctions, such as terrorism, homonationalism, materialism, capitalism, posthumanism and technology. Exploring precisely what is cultural about wizarding politics, and what is political about culture, this book is key reading for students of contemporary literature, media and culture, as well as anyone with an interest in the fictional universe and wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Film Vault: Forest, Lake, and Sky Creatures

Author : Insight Editions

ISBN10 : 1647223156

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: An insider’s look at how artists and creature designers brought Thestrals, Grindylows, Acromantula, dragons, and more to cinematic life. From centaurs to merpeople and horn-tailed dragons, magical creatures and terrifying beasts are key characters in the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter Film Vault: Volume 1: Forest, Lake, and Sky Creatures features illustrations and behind-the-scenes photography that give fans an in-depth look at the development and creation of the magnificent creatures seen throughout the movies. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “These are great! They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

Author : Julia Eccleshare

ISBN10 : 1847144187

Publisher : A&C Black

Number of Pages : 124

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: JK Rowling now is half-way through a series which has taken the world by storm. Unusually, she has attracted success both in terms of massive sales figures and critical acclaim. This study will look at her books and consider some of the reasons for their phenomenal success. This will be done against a background of how Harry Potter relates to other contemporary childrenÆs books so that students and teachers can place them in the context for which they were written.This book has not been authorized by JK Rowling, her agent, or Warner Bros.

Transforming Harry

Author : John Alberti,P. Andrew Miller

ISBN10 : 0814342876

Publisher : Wayne State University Press

Number of Pages : 212

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Harry Potter and Beyond

Author : Tison Pugh

ISBN10 : 1643360884

Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press

Number of Pages : 168

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Harry Potter and Beyond explores J. K. Rowling's beloved best-selling series and its virtuoso reimagining of British literary traditions. Weaving together elements of fantasy, the school-story novel, detective fiction, allegory, and bildungsroman, the Harry Potter novels evade simplistic categorization as children's or fantasy literature. Because the Potter series both breaks new ground and adheres to longstanding narrative formulas, readers can enhance their enjoyment of these epic adventures by better understanding their place in literary history. Along with the seven foundational novels of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and Beyond assesses the extraordinary range of supplementary material concerning the young wizard and his allies, including the films of the books, the subsequent film series of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the theatrical spectacle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and a range of other Potter-inspired narratives. Beyond the world of Potter, Pugh surveys Rowling's literary fiction The Casual Vacancy and her detective series featuring Cormoran Strike, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Through this comprehensive overview of Rowling's body of work, Pugh reveals the vast web of connections between yesteryear's stories and Rowling's vivid creations.

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Author : Katrin Berndt,Lena Steveker

ISBN10 : 1317122119

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Author : Anthony Gierzynski

ISBN10 : 1421410346

Publisher : JHU Press

Number of Pages : 136

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 544

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Book Summary: Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.

Transmedia Harry Potter

Author : Christopher E. Bell

ISBN10 : 1476637024

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 212

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary:  Transmediation--the telling of a single story across multiple media--is a relatively new phenomenon. While there have been adaptations (books to films, for example) for more than a century, modern technology and media consumption have expanded the scope of trans-mediating practices. Nowhere are these more evident than within the Harry Potter universe, where a coherent world and narrative are iterated across books, films, video games, fan fiction, art, music and more. Curated by a leading Harry Potter scholar, this collection of new essays explores the range of Potter texts across a variety of media.

Very Good Lives

Author : J. K. Rowling

ISBN10 : 0316369144

Publisher : Little, Brown

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force.

For the Love of Books

Author : Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane

ISBN10 : 1423652169

Publisher : Gibbs Smith

Number of Pages : 264

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 599

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Book Summary: A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

Author : Amanda Firestone,Leisa A. Clark

ISBN10 : 1476632537

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 223

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the “Potterverse” has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the interactive Pottermore© website, the release of myriad video games, the construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, several companion books (such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), critical essays and analyses, and the 2016 debut of the original stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This collection of new essays interprets the Wizarding World beyond the books and films through the lens of convergence culture. Contributors explore how online communities tackle Sorting and games like the Quidditch Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, and analyze how Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are changing fandom and the canon alike.

Teaching with Harry Potter

Author : Valerie Estelle Frankel

ISBN10 : 1476601224

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 523

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Book Summary: The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.

The Politics of Harry Potter

Author : B. Barratt

ISBN10 : 113701654X

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 182

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 1932

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Book Summary: This political analysis of Harry Potter uses the beloved wizarding world to introduce readers to the equally murky and intimidating world of politics. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history, from terrorism and human rights to the classic foundations of political thought.

Teaching Harry Potter

Author : C. Belcher,B. Stephenson

ISBN10 : 0230119913

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 201

Category : Education

Viewed : 1914

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Book Summary: Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and 'approved' reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter , how they use the books, and the resulting teacher-student interactions.

Harry Potter Places Book One

Author : C. D. Miller

ISBN10 : 1937520587

Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.

Number of Pages : 326

Category : Travel

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Book Summary: Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book One--London and London Side-Along Apparations, the first of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit Potterverse places in the UK, including real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. On the website you'll find Book One's Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks. www.HarryPotterPlaces.com

Harry Potter Places Book Four--NEWTs

Author : C. D. Miller

ISBN10 : 1622870255

Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.

Number of Pages : 113

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book Four--NEWTs: Northeastern England Wizarding Treks, the fourth of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit all 68 UK Potterverse places: real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. Go to the website to find Book Four's Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks. www.HarryPotterPlaces.com

Re-Reading Harry Potter

Author : Suman Gupta

ISBN10 : 0230279716

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 278

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays

Author : Giselle Liza Anatol

ISBN10 : 0313361983

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 237

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times.

Re-Reading Harry Potter

Author : S. Gupta

ISBN10 : 1403918392

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 185

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

Harry Potter’s World Wide Influence

Author : Diana Patterson

ISBN10 : 1443816280

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 337

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.

Changing readers’ attitudes? The representation of discrimination in the Harry Potter novels

Author : Alena Eikens

ISBN10 : 3960676646

Publisher : diplom.de

Number of Pages : 33

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: When Joanne K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter novel in 1997, probably nobody expected the tremendous success her writing debut was going to bring her. The huge popularity of the seven-book series led not only to an equally successful series of film adaptations, but also to a variety of well selling merchandise. Children and adults alike are enchanted by the wizarding world that Rowling so meticulously created. However, Rowling’s story does not only serve as a source for our entertainment, she also uses her fantasy world as a metaphor for our own world, depicting rights and wrongs in many different fields. One of the main themes is even a very controversial one: discrimination. And Rowling did not just invent a world in black and white, she does not simply tell the reader that prejudice is a reprehensible trait in our society. Rather, she created a world for the readers to explore and find things out for themselves as the story continued. In this paper, the author claims that the representation of discrimination in the Harry Potter series influences the readers in a positive way and that they are likely less prejudiced against stigmatised groups after reading the books.