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Fact, Fiction, and Folklore in Harry Potter's World by George Beahm
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Oct 22, 07

Recommended for: Harry Potter fans
Read in January, 2005

This book contains a plethora of Harry Potter information all HP fans must add to their growing collections! In this "encyclopedic" HP source/reference book, readers will learn all about the characters, the places, the myths, the magic, and the beasts roaming throughout Potter's world!

Beahm also delivers a powerful punch when it comes to his knowledge of folklore, mythology, and word origins (derivatives), while he explains/compares them to the creatures you find in the original J.K. Rowling works. In doing so, the worlds of "imagination" and "reality" become one in the readers' minds.

In the Introduction, describing the phenomenon that occurs when a new HP novel is released, Beahm writes:

QUOTE: "A collective hush will descend on millions of readers worldwide as they share a common yet private experience: televisions, computers, video games, radios, and cell phones will be turned off as the readers turn on to the magic of storytelling, each transported from the Muggle world to Harry Potter's magical world." :UNQUOTE

Great book for HP superfans!
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