The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter revised edition

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter  revised edition

This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with the HARRY POTTER books or movie.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637599

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels—the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans! What was the model for The Order of the Phoenix? Where do those names come from? What is the real-life legend behind Voldemort’s Dark Mark? Could Snape’s potions actually work? J.K. Rowling’s young heroic wizard, Harry Potter, lives in a world populated by dragons, centaurs, trolls, giants—and a three-headed dog named Fluffy—among other creatures from ancient myths and legends. Discover the astonishing origins of supernatural beasts, clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and magic spells. From Alchemists to Unicorns, Basilisks to Veela, this fascinating compendium brings another dimension to Harry’s adventures—from The Sorcerer’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows. This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with the HARRY POTTER books or movie.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Creating Magical Worlds

Creating Magical Worlds

Apart from explaining the social psychological and psychoanalytical reasons behind this exclusion, Creating Magical Worlds also shows in how far this delimitation is necessary for the action and the plot of the series.

Author: Marion Rana

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631580711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

View: 619

A huge success in both bookshops and cinemas, the Harry Potter-series has drawn millions of readers and viewers into its magical world. In constructing this world, however, J. K. Rowling has created Harry and his friends in sharp contrast to other members of the magical and non-magical world. Creating Magical Worlds: Otherness and Othering in Harry Potter argues that the identities of the heroes are mainly based on delimitation from and rivalry to other characters: the Slytherins and Deatheaters, foreign students from Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, magical races such as the house-elves and centaurs, Muggles and Squibs as well as, to a certain extent, girls and women. Apart from explaining the social psychological and psychoanalytical reasons behind this exclusion, Creating Magical Worlds also shows in how far this delimitation is necessary for the action and the plot of the series.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Hidden Myths in Harry Potter

The Hidden Myths in Harry Potter

Presents a study of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter tales, providing a look at the mythical creatures, legendary characters, magical places, and autobiographical details that inform the best-selling series.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312340508

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 381

Presents a study of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter tales, providing a look at the mythical creatures, legendary characters, magical places, and autobiographical details that inform the best-selling series.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Magical World of the Lord of the Rings

The Magical World of the Lord of the Rings

From dwarves and elves to King Arthur and Beowulf, the book explores the ancient myths and legends that inspired Tolkien, as well as the ideas and events that sparked his incredible imagination.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0143301756

Category: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)

Page: 211

View: 498

Why are Tolkien's Elves tall? Which monster attacked Tolkien in real life? What legend inspired the creation of Gollum? In his masterpiece The Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. Tolkien drew upon a lifetime of knowledge to create the fantastical world of Middle-earth, a place that has captured the imagination of millions of readers. The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Ringstells the stories behind Tolkien's stories. From dwarves and elves to King Arthur and Beowulf, the book explores the ancient myths and legends that inspired Tolkien, as well as the ideas and events that sparked his incredible imagination.
Categories: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)

The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Philip Pullman, New Line Cinema, or any other individual or entity associated with His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass books or movie.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101652343

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 224

Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy series—His Dark Materials—chronicling the adventures of Lyra Silvertongue, her shapeshifting daemon Pantalaimon, and Will Parry on their multi-dimensional odyssey to save all of reality from the mysterious substance known as Dust, has captivated young and old readers alike. What makes Lyra a “Little Girl Lost”? What made Pullman think of Daemons? How was Pullman’s idea of Dust shaped by his life? Did Pullman write the books as a response to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia? The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman takes his fans on a journey through the worlds of art, science, and religion that inspired Pullman to craft his saga. From the philosophy of William Blake and John Milton’s classic poem Paradise Lost to quantum physics and the Bible, discover the complex origins and controversial themes that have made Pullman’s trilogy a modern marvel in literature. This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Philip Pullman, New Line Cinema, or any other individual or entity associated with His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass books or movie.
Categories: Fiction

The Magical Worlds of Narnia

The Magical Worlds of Narnia

Examines the origins and hidden meanings of the characters and plots within C.S. Lewis's Narnia series.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425205630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 368

Examines the origins and hidden meanings of the characters and plots within C.S. Lewis's Narnia series.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

Like Lewis's and Nesbit's children, Harry Potter and his friends must be
transported from one world to another. Rowling's real and magical worlds are
closely interwoven – the magical areas are more like protected zones wreathed
by some ...

Author: Julia Eccleshare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847144188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

View: 685

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Looking for God in Harry Potter

Looking for God in Harry Potter

David Colbert , The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter : A Treasury of Myths ,
Legends , and Fascinating Facts ( n . p . : Bt Bound , 2002 ) , 107 . * Rowling ,
Chamber of Secrets , 18 . Colbert , Magical Worlds , 109 . 10 Rowling , Sorcerer '
s Stone ...

Author: John Granger

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015059256217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 430

Granger, a devout Christian, literature teacher and father of seven home-schooled children, gives parents and teachers a roadmap for using the Harry Potter books to teach children Christian truth.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Young Adult Literature Magical Worlds 6 Pack

Young Adult Literature  Magical Worlds 6 Pack

There are many fantastical elements in the magical realms found in young adult literature. But there is more to these books than just magic spells and wands. At their hearts, these books tell deeply human stories.

Author: Christina Hill

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781493836871

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 364

There are many fantastical elements in the magical realms found in young adult literature. But there is more to these books than just magic spells and wands. At their hearts, these books tell deeply human stories. From the Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, students will learn about the themes and conventions found in young adult fantasy fiction with this high-interest book! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Young Adult Literature Magical Worlds

Young Adult Literature  Magical Worlds

Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents.

Author: Torrey Maloof

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781493835973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 171

Why is the magical world so mighty and alluring? How does it cast such a powerful spell over readers? Explore the themes and elements found in young adult fantasy fiction novels and series including Eragon, the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Narnia, and more. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wayne Foster Moral Stories For Kids

Wayne Foster Moral Stories For Kids

Children love stories.

Author: Wayne Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798698472285

Category:

Page: 42

View: 186

Children love stories. It's true! And every child enjoys it for different reasons - be it travelling to magical worlds, learning new concepts, going on adventures, etc. With stories, the possibilities are truly limitless! Your child can join Tintin as he travels the world, solves mysteries and nabs crooks; your child can study at Hogwarts and learn about life through the magical world of Harry Potter; your child can go back in time and become an active participant at Akbar's court. Perhaps the best way to help a child explore, express, understand emotions, problems, problem-solving, habits, and much more is via stories.
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Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter

With this in mind it becomes apparent that as a liberal gesture within the politics
of race in our world the Harry Potter books inevitably fail . They don ' t fail
because they ( probably unthinkingly ) countenance prejudice themselves ( as
Zipes ...

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124180329

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 463

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.
Categories: Fiction

Harry Potter and International Relations

Harry Potter and International Relations

Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own.

Author: Daniel H. Nexon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742539598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 293

Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Good vs Evil in Harry Potter

Good vs  Evil in Harry Potter

Looking at the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter's opponent Lord Voldemort has a
large pet snake named Nagini. Voldemort's ... "When God created the world, God
proclaimed it good. Evil came into ... Magical Worlds of Harry Potter. London: ...

Author: Sarah Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638050265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

View: 478

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Harry Potter is a heptalogy of fantasy novels by the English author Joanne K. Rowling about an adolescent boy named Harry Potter, first published in England in 1997. Harry Potter attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a boarding school for young wizards and witches. Up to his eleventh birthday his cruel relatives, the Dursleys, have raised the orphaned Harry. On this day he learns that he is a wizard and has been invited to attend Hogwarts. The story is mostly set on the school premises, with each of the seven volumes describing a school year at Hogwarts and a year of Harry's growing-up. The main topic is Harry Potter's fight against the evil wizard Lord Voldemort who killed Harry's parents when he was still an infant. Throughout the story the Dark Lord Voldemort gains more and more power and tries to kill Harry several times. In Hallows the climax is reached and the final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort which will decide the future of the wizarding world. The fight of good versus evil is one of the oldest topics of mankind. Starting with the original sin in the Garden of Eden this fight has dominated moral concepts of the Christian world ever since. This paper presents an analysis of how good and evil are portrayed and presented in the Harry Potter series. First, there is a description of Christian motifs in the series and how these motifs can be compared to certain characters in the books. Second, 'good' characters such as Harry's close friends Ron and Hermione, and Harry's mentor, Professor Dumbledore, are described and characterised as to why they are part of the 'good'. Third, the 'evil' opponents Draco Malfoy and the evil Dark Lord Voldemort are analysed as to how they exhibit 'evil' behaviour. The last chapter deals with the question of whether Harry Potter is 'good' or 'evil' as he does not always act as an exemplary student.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Implications of the Sacred in post modern Media

Implications of the Sacred in  post modern Media

14 But Abanes does have a point ; the magical world of Harry Potter is more
intertwined with the world of humans than the magical worlds of Tolkien and
Lewis . Not because of any use of contemporary occultism , as he would have it ,
but ...

Author: Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124274247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 894

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Juvenile Fiction

Juvenile Fiction

Children love stories.

Author: Dean Marra

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798616819666

Category:

Page: 114

View: 483

Children love stories. It's true!And every child enjoys it for different reasons - be it travelling to magical worlds, learning new concepts, going on adventures, etc.With stories, the possibilities are truly limitless - your child can join Tintin as he travels the world, solves mysteries and nabs crooks; your child can study at Hogwarts and learn about life through the magical world of Harry Potter; your child can go back in time and become an active participant at Akbar's court.Perhaps the best way to help a child explore, express, understand emotions, problems, problem-solving, habits, and much more is via stories.Be it a quick bedtime tale or a grandma fable, each story helps a child enter a completely different magical and imaginative world that has no boundaries.
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Literary Experience Instructors Manual

Literary Experience Instructors Manual

The juxtaposition of these two settings establishes the differences between the
two worlds , including the antithetical ways that Harry is treated in each world .
The magical world of Hogwarts serves not only as a backdrop to Harry Potter's
story ...

Author: Beiderwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1413019269

Category:

Page:

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This helpful, all-in-one instructor s resource contains a brief introduction for each chapter in the book. These introductions examine the literature examples, images, and film references to further explain how the featured pieces work within the element, as well as what other pieces in the book exemplify that element. It provides an expansion of the questions that are currently in the book, and how the piece would work with the Experiencing Literature through Writing Questions. A sample syllabi created by authors Bruce Beiderwell and Jeffrey Wheeler is also included. Finally, The Guide to Film, located in the Instructor s Manual, is an excellent resource for expanding the film coverage in THE LITERARY EXPERIENCE, ESSENTIAL EDITION.
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Impressions of Universal Orlando s Wizarding World of Harry Potter an Unofficial and Unauthorized Tribute

Impressions of Universal Orlando s Wizarding World of Harry Potter  an Unofficial and Unauthorized Tribute

Paintings and drawings inspired by Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Author: Carol Schaller Carmichael

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530727804

Category:

Page: 40

View: 266

Paintings and drawings inspired by Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is an unsolicited, unauthorized, and unofficial tribute to Universal's magical worlds of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. There are virtually no words, just images.
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Fantasy and Your Family

Fantasy and Your Family

Exploring The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Modern Magick Richard
Abanes ... two lengthy volumes : The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David
Colbert and The Sorcerer ' s Companion by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth
Kronzek .

Author: Richard Abanes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0875099750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 722

Fantasy and Your Family by bestselling author Richard Abanes presents a much-needed assessment of fantasy - its benefits and its drawbacks. Abanes begins with an in-depth look at folklore, myths, legends, and fairy tales, and their connection to fantasy. Part one also discusses issues involving child development, the affects of literature on children, and how those affects can ultimately change the course of society. Additionally, Abanes examines pop culture, the media, mass marketing, and the commercialization of children's literature by corporations interested primarily in making money. This volume then looks at the life of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien, the popularity of his fantasy works, their content, and what separates them from other fantasy volumes such as Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and the children's horror books by R.L. Stine. A particularly interesting survey of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings includes a thorough analysis of its storyline, characters, and morality. These are compared side-by-side with Harry Potter. Finally, Abanes gives an overview of our culture's growing obsession with the occult, paganism, and witchcraft. Why is it happening? When did it begin? How is it influencing today's youth? All of these questions are answered through a concise, easy-to-understand writing style. Especially fascinating are the numerous sources of documentations that shows children are indeed being drawn to the occult via Harry Potter. Included are dozens of quotes by Wiccans, neopagans, and occultists that clearly express their belief that Rowling's fantasy will do much to further witchcraft and the occult. - Amazon.
Categories: Literary Criticism