• Juvenile Nonfiction

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
View: 5093
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.

    • Religion

Field Guide to Harry Potter


Author: Colin Duriez
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830834303
Category: Religion
Page: 300
View: 7131
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.

    • Literary Criticism

The Harry Potter Companion


Author: Acascias Riphouse
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 9781589395824
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 537
View: 7115
This is a magical, unofficial companion to the "Harry Potter" series that will help you enjoy the adventures more thoroughly. Learn about the wizard lifestyle, get to know Hogwarts inside and out and discover everything you ever wanted to know about Animagi. Descriptions, definitions, maps, timelines and additional commentary will guide you every step of the way.

    • Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)

The Harry Potter Lexicon


Author: Steve Vander Ark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780413776617
Category: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Page: 412
View: 5676
This encyclopedia is the most complete and amazing reference to the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and our understanding of this wonderful wizarding world.

    • Great Britain

In Search of Harry Potter


Author: Steve Vander Ark
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: 9780413776679
Category: Great Britain
Page: 208
View: 9004
'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.

    • Business & Economics

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: 6057
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.

    • Fiction

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook

The Wand Chooses the Wizard
Author: Duncan Levy
Publisher: THiNKaha
ISBN: 1616991283
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
View: 7541

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).


    • Law

Fan Fiction and Copyright

Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection
Author: Aaron Schwabach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317136454
Category: Law
Page: 184
View: 5558
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

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: 7121
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

    • Performing Arts

Harry Potter: The Character Vault


Author: Jody Revenson
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: 9780062407443
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
View: 5023
A comprehensive, full-color compendium of the key characters in all eight of the Harry Potter films, filled with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, covering the costumes, makeup, weaponry, and behind-the-scenes story that brought each personality memorably to life on the big screen. Harry Potter: The Character Vault offers fans a deeper look at the creative development of the characters introduced in the books and brought to life in the theatrical series. Jody Revenson brings you closer to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the students and faculty at Hogwarts, the bureaucrats at the Ministry of Magic, the Triwizard Tournament competitors, the wizarding world families, and the dark forces against them. Each profile in the book includes design sketches and unit photography showcasing the costumes of each character, along with an image of his or her wand, and other iconic props specific to the characters—brooms, Harry’s invisibility cloak, Mad-Eye Moody’s eye and prosthetic leg, and more. Discover how Quidditch gear and Hogwarts’ robes subtly changed as the characters grew up, discover the fashion and artistry behind the Weasley style, the Yule Ball dresses and robes, Slug Club party wear, and Death Eater masks and costumes. Interweaving interviews with the special effects experts, costume designers, makeup artists and the cast, Jody Revenson shows fans how the magic happens, revealing the unique filming techniques used to change particular characters’ sizes, such as a giant Hagrid and Madame Maxime, as well as special makeup processes that created the look of Harry’s Stinging Hex and Peter Pettigrew’s rat-like visage. Featured throughout are intriguing profiles of the special makeup effects artists who share the most memorable effects they’ve used to transform ordinary actors into their extraordinary fictional counterparts. Harry Potter: The Character Vault is your exclusive all-access pass into the creative process of the largest film franchise of all time, and comes complete with two exclusive removable features.

    • History

Harry Potter and History


Author: Nancy Reagin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470574720
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 2089
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

IncrediBuilds: Harry Potter: Dobby 3D Wood Model and Booklet


Author: Jody Revenson
Publisher: Incredibuilds
ISBN: 9781682980293
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8356
An insider’s look at the beloved house-elves of the Harry Potter films, complete with a do-it-yourself 3D wood model of Dobby! Loyal and devoted to the wizards and witches they serve, house-elves are some of the most beloved magical beings of the wizarding world. With a special focus on Harry Potter’s friend Dobby, this 32-page booklet provides a thrilling behind-the-scenes look at how house-elves were brought to life for the Harry Potter films, from early designs to filmmaking secrets. Build your own Dobby with the included do-it-yourself wood model and embark on a unique and interactive journey through the world of Harry Potter. Skill Level: Easy


    • Animals, Mythical

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9781408880715
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 98
View: 3732
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

    • Social Science

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: 7628
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.

    • Literary Criticism

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: 3504
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike
Author: Dinah Bucholz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440508526
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 5832
Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall. A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid's hut. Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express. With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as: Treacle Tart--Harry's favorite dessert Molly's Meat Pies--Mrs. Weasley's classic dish Kreacher's French Onion Soup Pumpkin Pasties--a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure make even Mrs. Weasley proud!

    • Humor

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: 5175
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...

    • Performing Arts

The Physics of the Buffyverse


Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143038627
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 325
View: 2564
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.

    • True Crime

Hillsdale

Greek Tragedy in America's Heartland
Author: Roger Rapoport
Publisher: RDR Books
ISBN: 9781571430885
Category: True Crime
Page: 196
View: 1474
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.