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The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

“I really like this book. This is my favorite one.”
—J.K. Rowling

“This irresistibly dippable book gently draws children in to the joys of works of reference and is also a glorious tribute to Rowling’s work.”
The Times (London)

Harry Potter's universe is filled with creatures, characters, spells and potions drawn from our world's history and mythology. This fact-filled guide reveals the inspirations for J.K. Rowling's playful imagination. It also explores the overarching themes of the series, and the connection between Harry's struggles and Rowling's experiences. Completely up to date to the end of the Harry Potter series.

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The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter Spellbinding Map and Book of Secrets

“Have you ever wanted your own copy of the Weasley twins’ Marauder's Map? You just might find something close in David Colbert’s Spellbinding Map and Book of Secrets. Colbert has already written one popular Potter reference book and his latest work is sure to be a welcome addition to any young wizard’s library (or young marauder’s bag of tricks!).”

Based on the full-length book, a poster-sized map illustrated by Virginia Allyn takes readers on a worldwide hunt for the mythology and legends J.K. Rowling hid in her books. The accompanying Book of Secrets describes the places and people seen on the journey.

© 2009, 2014, 2015 David Colbert.
OPEN theme by Nick Cates Design.
Banner photo, “A as in Ariella” copyright © 2011 by Sigfrid Lundberg. Published under a Creative Commons license. Rights reserved. Capital A in the font Ariella, 36p. From equipment in the home workshop of his father, Waldemar Lundberg (1915-2007), a professional printer.