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Field Guide to Harry Potter

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  306 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Everything you need to know about Harry Potter! From plot summaries to refresh your memory (Do you remember which book introduces the character of Luna Lovegood?) to a delightful glossary of characters, places, spells and special objects (Do you know what the spell aparecium does?), this book, authored by Colin Duriez, is designed to be an excellent companion to the Harry ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 16th 2007 by IVP Books
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Liz Harmath
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: analysis, kid-books
For text and analysis, I would give it just one star. However, I found the timeline and the glossary very helpful, which bumped it up to an overall two stars. Those two pieces would be very helpful to a fast reader that wanted a refresher on some details. However, I have to believe there are better HP companions. Very glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it.
Runa
Aug 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Meh. Nothing special. There's a brief biography on JKR (all information you can easily find on Wikipedia), some literary analysis that reads like a high schooler's obvious thoughts, and an encyclopedia-type section that is dwarfed by the likes of the HP Lexicon.
Amber the Human
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Good points:

Interesting theories about the books
Concise bio of Rowling
Valid points about children's literature

Bad points:
Poorly copy-edited
Half of the book is a glossary and synopsis
Kinda long winded at times.

But whatcha gonna do?
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Jun 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
I do book reviews for ARBA, so I sometimes have the "opportunity" to read books I normally wouldn't. This happened to be pretty good.
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Colin Duriez is a writer on fantasy and related matters.

He was born in Derbyshire and spent his early life in Long Eaton, Derbyshire , in a couple of new council estates near Portsmouth and six years in a mining village in South Wales, before moving to the West Midlands. After school he studied for two years at the University of Istanbul, Turkey, before completing his studies at the University of
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