The Lexicon

An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials

Author: Belinda Hobbs,Steve Vander Ark,John Kearns,Lisa Waite Bunker

Publisher: Rdr Books

ISBN: 9781571431363

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 347

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AVAILABLE NOW! This unauthorized guide to the popular series by author J.K. Rowling is a 400 page companion work perfect for the curious reader who wants to know more about these remarkable books. Extensive new commentary, which does not appear on Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon website (www.hp-lexicon.org) adds to the fun of reading this reference work. "Steve Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon website is visited by more than 25 million visitors annually," said RDR Books publisher Roger Rapoport. "For years fans who have seen the author keynote major academic conferences on the Harry Potter novels, including Sectus in London, Patronus in Copenhagen, Lumos in Las Vegas and Prophecy in Toronto, have been asking him to write an original companion work on this wonderful series. This book offers fascinating analysis, new insights and a deep appreciation of Rowling's work. " The Lexicon will be available nationally through bookstores and other retail outlets, online shops and the publisher's website www.rdrbooks.com. This new and different book has a new focus and purpose, mindful of the guidelines of the court. Vander Ark, who has read the Potter novels many times, has been interviewed by the BBC, the Today Show, the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Associated Press, the New Yorker, the London Times, the Guardian. His interview for an A& E television special on the series appears as part of the extra section on the DVD edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. A former school media specialist living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vander Ark has been honored by fans of the series who appreciate his insights into the Potter books. The Association for Library Services for Children, a division of the American Library Association, has named the Lexicon website one 15 "Great Web Sites For Kids." It has also been named a USA Today Hot Site.
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In Search of Harry Potter

Author: Steve Vander Ark

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413776679

Category: Great Britain

Page: 208

View: 7577

'In Search of Harry Potter' is an extraordinary travel book in which the author takes the reader to London, the West Country, Lancashire and Scotland to explore all the places that have become part and parcel of the Harry Potter mythology.
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Field Guide to Harry Potter

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830834303

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 5695

A companion to the Harry Potter books features an overview of the life of J. K. Rowling; discusses the themes presented in the books; offers an A-to-Z of beings, places, things, and events; and includes plot summaries of all seven books.
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Fan Fiction and Copyright

Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317136454

Category: Law

Page: 184

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As long as there have been fans, there has been fan fiction. There seems to be a fundamental human need to tell additional stories about the characters after the book, series, play or movie is over. But developments in information technology and copyright law have put these fan stories at risk of collision with the content owners’ intellectual property rights. Fan fiction has long been a nearly invisible form of outsider art, but over the past decade it has grown exponentially in volume and in legal importance. Because of its nature, authorship, and underground status, fan fiction stands at an intersection of key issues regarding property, sexuality, and gender. In Fan Fiction and Copyright, author Aaron Schwabach examines various types of fan-created content and asks whether and to what extent they are protected from liability for copyright infringement. Professor Schwabach discusses examples of original and fan works from a wide range of media, genres, and cultures. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter, fictional characters, their authors, and their fans are sympathetically yet realistically assessed. Fan Fiction and Copyright looks closely at examples of three categories of disputes between authors and their fans: Disputes over the fans’ use of copyrighted characters, disputes over online publication of fiction resembling copyright work, and in the case of J.K. Rowling and a fansite webmaster, a dispute over the compiling of a reference work detailing an author's fictional universe. Offering more thorough coverage of many such controversies than has ever been available elsewhere, and discussing fan works from the United States, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and elsewhere, Fan Fiction and Copyright advances the understanding of fan fiction as transformative use and points the way toward a safe harbor for fan fiction.
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The Harry Potter Lexicon

Author: Steve Vander Ark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780413776617

Category: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 412

View: 6974

This encyclopedia is the most complete and amazing reference to the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and our understanding of this wonderful wizarding world.
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Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

Essays on Fandom and the Expanding Potterverse

Author: Amanda Firestone,Leisa A. Clark

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476672075

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 6578

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.
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The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook

The Wand Chooses the Wizard

Author: Duncan Levy

Publisher: THiNKaha

ISBN: 1616991283

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 8883

Author and Harry Potter fan Duncan Levy recognizes that “Wingardium Leviosa” may be the most popular spell incantation from the world of Harry Potter, but he'd be the first to remind fans that it isn't the only one.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is a comprehensive companion for fans looking to delve deeper into the magical world of Harry Potter. Written by fifteen-year-old author Duncan Levy, this extensive collection of spells is not only a fun treat for fans but an extensive look into the magic that fuels the universe of Harry Potter.

The books of Harry Potter were written by British author J.K Rowling. Since the first book's publication back in 1997, the Hogwarts universe has since taken the world by storm, spawning a series of highly successful films, and a whole line of official and unofficial books, toys, games, and clothing lines.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook takes fans one step closer to the world of Harry Potter by providing them with a convenient and fun way of finding out the different magical spells that were used in the books. The book covers everything from hexes, jinxes, and curses, to charms and healing spells. Whether you're looking for a quick-read magic guide or a fun addition to your growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is perfect for you.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotations (tweets/ahas).

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If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards

Author: Tom Morris

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385518919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 545

However important the magic of wands, brooms, cauldrons, potions, and spells might be to the vivid story telling of [the Harry Potter] books, it is merely incidental to their philosophy of life…. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone in a business context say something like “I wish I could just magically solve all these problems” or “I’ll try my best to deal with this, but remember, I’m no magician.” What is particularly interesting is that the most difficult problems that the people in Harry’s world face are rarely solved with just magic, but rather by the use of intelligence, reasoning, planning, courage, determination, persistence, resourcefulness, creativity, fidelity, friendship, and many other qualities traditionally known by the philosophers in our world as virtues…. The meaning of life is not to be found in elixirs or incantations, secret words or exotic objects with esoteric powers, but in real moral virtue and the magic of what it can help us do….” J. K. Rowling’s novels about Harry Potter and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have captured the imaginations of people everywhere. In IF HARRY POTTER RAN GENERAL ELECTRIC, bestselling business author Tom Morris (IF ARISTOTLE RAN GENERAL MOTORS) uncovers the values and timeless truths that underlie Rawling’s hugely popular books and illuminate the lessons they offer to all of us in our careers and daily lives. But, you say, Harry Potter lives in a world of magic? What can we possibly learn to apply to our own careers and everyday lives? Morris shows that the most difficult problems Harry and his friends face are rarely solved by the use of magic alone. Rather, they are conquered by intelligence, reasoning, determination, creativity, friendship, and a host of other classic virtues–the very qualities, in fact, that make for success in every aspect of our lives. Blending an array of provocative examples from the novels with thought-provoking commentary on contemporary management practices, IF HARRY POTTER RAN GENERAL ELECTRIC offers readers a master’s course on leadership and ethics, told in an engaging and insightful way.
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Harry Potter and History

Author: Nancy Reagin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470574720

Category: History

Page: 336

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Provides the historical backdrop to the Harry Potter series, exploring the real history in which the magical world is rooted, from the European persecution of witches to how parchment, quills and scrolls were actually made. Original.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781408880715

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 98

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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents .'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore
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I Should Have Just Stayed Home

Award-Winning Tales of Travel Fiascoes

Author: Roger Rapoport,Bob Drews,Kim Klescewski

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571430960

Category: Humor

Page: 269

View: 3248

Yes, the co-pilot on this morning's flight moonlights as a barber. There was a little explosion outside the lobby of your hotel. One wall of your hotel room just disappeared. The maitre d' was just arrested under the Patriot Act. And there's a gumball flasher showing up in your rear view mirror. Chill, baby. Just sit back, relax and be glad you weren't with...
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The Panem Companion

An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays

Author: V. Arrow

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8254

Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem • What does Panem look like? • How does Panem define race? • How do Panem’s districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy? • What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark? The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy by looking at the world of the Hunger Games and the forces that kept its citizens divided since the First Rebellion. With a blend of academic insight and true fan passion, V. Arrow explores how Panem could have evolved from the America we know today and uses textual clues to piece together Panem’s beliefs about class, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, and more. Includes an extensive name lexicon and color-illustrated unofficial map
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The Physics of the Buffyverse

Author: Jennifer Ouellette

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143038627

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 325

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An entertaining and informative introduction to the world of the physical sciences draws on examples based on the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel to explain complex concepts and theories of biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics--from demons and interdimensional portals to black holes and string theory. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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Hillsdale

Greek Tragedy in America's Heartland

Author: Roger Rapoport

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571430885

Category: True Crime

Page: 196

View: 7485

On October 17, 1999 Lissa Roche, the editor of Hillsdale College Press and the daughter-in-law of the conservative school's president, Dr. George Roche III, was found dead in Hillsdale's Slayton Arboretum. Police promptly ruled her death a suicide. But when the authorities suppressed portions of her autopsy, refused to perform a ballistics test on the .357 that ended her life, cross-check key alibis, or find the keys that Lissa supposedly used to access her husband's gun, Lissa's death became an unresolved mystery. Based on exclusive interviews with family, friends and faculty, previously unpublished documents and in-depth research with insiders, this book examines an extraordinary tragedy and lets the reader be the judge.
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Harry Potter and the Classical World

Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling's Modern Epic

Author: Richard A. Spencer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 8631

J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity--among many topics.
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Harry, A History - Now Updated with J.K. Rowling Interview, New Chapter & Photos

The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon

Author: Melissa Anelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416594055

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series. For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read. This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list. These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume. We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand? Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume – one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.
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The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Hogwarts for Muggles

Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470627358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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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.
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One Fine Potion

The Literary Magic of Harry Potter

Author: Greg Garrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602581982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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Argues that J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is a great work of literature that deserves to be treated with the same respect given to the the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia.
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