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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1781100241

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 901

Number of Views: 1147

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'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.' Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time... Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1781100225

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 357

Number of Views: 1500

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'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1781100233

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 435

Number of Views: 1177

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'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.' When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss... Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


The Hogwarts Library Collection

The Hogwarts Library Collection

The Hogwarts Library Collection

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1781109230

Category: Games & Activities

Number of Pages: 350

Number of Views: 1536

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A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! Comic Relief, operating name Charity Projects, is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575 (England/Wales) and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085). Both organisations work across the UK and globally helping children and young people have a better life. 15% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the Fantastic Beasts and the Quidditch Through the Ages ebooks will be made available to the charities and will be shared 20% for Comic Relief and 80% for Lumos Foundation. At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the Beedle the Bard ebook will be made available by the publisher to Lumos Foundation. *Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.


The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062060635

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 656

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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.


Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Author: Natural History Museum

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1789390001

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 555

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The magical world of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts meets the real-world experts of the world-famous Natural History Museum, in an awe-inspiring exhibition devoted to the wonders of nature, science and adventure - and their fictional counterparts from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature is the official book inspired by the spectacular exhibition, shining a light on beasts in all their fantastic forms. Taking inspiration from Newt Scamander, this gorgeous book invites the whole family to explore the inspiration and links between the magic of J.K. Rowling's creatures and the astonishing real-world wildlife that has roamed the earth, seas and skies of our planet throughout history. Prepare to pore over ancient maps of sea monsters; naturalists' field notes crammed with intricately painted chameleons and caterpillars; and dinosaurs such as the mighty Dracorex Hogwartsia, the 'Dragon King of Hogwarts'. The Natural History Museum boasts one of the finest collections in the world - some 80 million animals, plants, minerals, rocks and fossils. These scientific specimens sit beside breath-taking artwork of J.K. Rowling's magical creatures; fascinating props and artefacts from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films; and stunning wildlife photography. Readers are invited to meet unicorns and merpeople, Nifflers and Bowtruckles, pythons and tigers, and observe their amazing and endlessly surprising behaviours. Each chapter begins with an original essay by a well-known writer, environmental expert or natural history scientist, offering their own unique insight into the exhibition. Uplifting and absorbing, this is a book that evokes the true magic and majesty of nature in all its myriad forms. Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature inspires us to protect our precious planet - a must-have for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans of all ages, budding explorers and readers who aren't able to visit the exhibition in person.


Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Author: J.K. Rowling,Kennilworthy Whisp

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 1781106746

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 851

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"At Queerditch Marsh, however, a game had been created that would one day become the most popular in the wizarding world." As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students, and that you can add to your reading list too, including Quidditch Through the Ages. Maybe you dream of catching the elusive Golden Snitch to the sound of deafening cheers all around you, as a certain Harry Potter once did. Or perhaps, like Hermione Granger, your thirst for knowledge is somehow just never quite satisfied. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a complete newcomer to the sport, you'll be in good company when you pick up this particular Hogwarts Library book. From its origins on Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century to the sophisticated sport played today, discover how 'Quidditch unites witches and wizards from all walks of life, bringing us together to share moments of exhilaration, triumph and (for those who support the Chudley Cannons) despair', according to Professor Albus Dumbledore's foreword. Do you know why refereeing a Quidditch match was once a task for only the bravest witches and wizards, or how to tell a Transylvanian Tackle from a Woollongong Shimmy? In this enlightening and highly popular Hogwarts library book, Kennilworthy Whisp reveals the daring highs and dangerous lows of the glorious game of Quidditch. Fans of Quidditch Through the Ages are sure to enjoy the other Hogwarts Library books: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Comic Relief, operating name Charity Projects, is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575 (England/Wales). 15% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this ebook will be made available to the charities for their work across the UK and globally including helping children and young people have a better life. These proceeds will be shared 20% for Comic Relief and 80% for Lumos Foundation. *Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Isbn 10: 178110025X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 672

Number of Views: 764

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There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered... When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny... Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


The Psychology of Harry Potter

The Psychology of Harry Potter

The Psychology of Harry Potter

Author: Neil Mulholland

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1935251376

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1039

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Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that permeate Hogwarts and beyond: • Do the Harry Potter books encourage disobedience? • Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? • What exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those N.E.W.T.s? • Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? • Is Harry destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter, leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets, analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!


Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 5

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 5

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 5

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1647223199

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 334

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Discover the filmmaking secrets behind Fawkes the phoenix, the Whomping Willow, and so much more. Rediscover the creature companions, magical plants, and shapeshifters of the Wizarding World with Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 5. Fans will be treated to an in-depth look at the illustrations, paintings, and behind-the-scenes photography that helped develop everything from Harry’s owl, Hedwig, to werewolves and Animagi. Harry Potter: Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.


The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series

Author: Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Isbn 10: 152755824X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 175

Number of Views: 1832

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This book offers a biopolitical analysis of J. K. Rowling’s globally-known Harry Potter series, including Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s stage production of Rowling’s story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016). It indicates that modern children’s fantasy school stories both perpetuate power inequalities as an effective dispositif of bioengineering, and simultaneously provide a political dissident perspective to power relations through an impossible fantasy world parallel to the real one. It applies Michel Foucault’s biopolitical analytics, referring to his key works to reveal that race and class are used interactively as an agent for the exercise of biopower, in addition to Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s rereading of Foucauldian biopolitics and biopower, introducing the concepts of “multitude,” “the common,” and “the Empire” to decipher the relationship between power and resistance besides the types and results of resistance in relation to biopolitics and biopower. As such, the book will appeal to undergraduates, academics, and all readers interested in modern fantasy works and school stories as well as critical theories, including those of Foucault and Hardt and Negri, particularly biopolitical analytics.


Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 12

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 12

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 12

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1647223261

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1246

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Discover the filmmaking secrets behind the many celebrations, foods, and publications of the Wizarding World. Celebratory gatherings, delicious meals, and books and news¬papers are key elements of the Harry Potter films. Packed with concept art and unit photography and featuring striking insights from the filmmakers, this volume gives readers an inside look at many of the props and costumes that help make the Wizarding World feel so richly imagined, from the decor featured at the Yule Ball and Weasley wedding to Hogwarts textbooks. Harry Potter: Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.


Magic of Fiction in Illuminating Transformation

Magic of Fiction in Illuminating Transformation

Magic of Fiction in Illuminating Transformation

Author: Donald Stoesz

Publisher: FriesenPress

Isbn 10: 1525556002

Category: Self-Help

Number of Pages: 98

Number of Views: 1594

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This book is a direct response to the two most frequently asked questions that I receive as a prison chaplain: Are offenders remorseful for what they have done? Is it possible for them to change? While the answer to the first question is often a resounding Yes!, this does not mean that it is always possible for inmates to change. Some of them find it too difficult, too much sacrifice, too much work. Others are willingly to make the long journey toward healing and wholeness. The intractability of Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter series is used to look at the challenges of feeling remorse. The story of Jean Valjean details the journey from remorse to forgiveness, from grace to justification, from being reborn to becoming sanctified, from becoming holy to learning how to love. Jesus’ remarks that “he can lay down his life and take it up again” is used to develop a stronger theology of the will. The divine and human will are ever present in enabling change to occur. The sacrificial example of Saint Francis of Assisi shows how voluntary poverty, chastity, and obedience are necessary ingredients in becoming spiritually whole. The book concludes with a reflection on Dismas, the first Christian martyr.


Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 8

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 8

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 8

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1647223229

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 578

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Discover the filmmaking secrets that brought the Order of the Phoenix and the Dark forces of the Wizarding World to life on-screen. From Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody to Sirius Black and Nymphadora Tonks, members of the Order of the Phoenix play a central role in the Harry Potter films. This volume gives an in-depth look at the secret society and also covers the Death Eaters and other Dark forces that oppose it. Harry Potter: Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.


The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation

Author: Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 1476635528

Category:

Number of Pages: 218

Number of Views: 591

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The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.


Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Author: Katrin Berndt,Lena Steveker

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1317122100

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 248

Number of Views: 906

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Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.


Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver

Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver

Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver

Author: Anne Stibbs Kerr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1472968077

Category: Games & Activities

Number of Pages: 896

Number of Views: 674

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Anyone who regularly tackles challenging crossword puzzles will be familiar with the frustration of unanswered clues blocking the road to completion. Together in one bumper volume, Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver provides the ultimate aid for tracking down those final solutions. The Lists section contains more than 100,000 words and phrases, listed both alphabetically and by number of letters, under category headings such as Volcanoes, Fungi, Gilbert & Sullivan, Clouds, Cheeses, Mottos and Archbishops of Canterbury. As intersecting solutions provide letters of the unanswered clue, locating the correct word or phrase becomes quick and easy. The lists are backed up with a comprehensive index, which also guides the puzzler to associated tables - e.g. when looking for Film Stars; try Stage and Screen Personalities. The Solver section contains more than 100,000 potential solutions, including plurals, comparative and superlative adjectives and inflections of verbs. The list extends to first names, place names, technical terms, compound expressions, abbreviations and euphemisms. Grouped according to number of letters - up to fifteen - this section is easy to use and suitable for all levels of crossword puzzle. At the end a further 3,000 words are listed by category, along with an index of unusual words.


Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 11

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 11

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 11

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1647223253

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1944

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Discover the filmmaking secrets that brought the Hogwarts professors and staff to life on-screen. Learn all about the fascinating professors and staff of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This volume collects stunning illustrations and behind-the-scenes photography alongside striking insights from the filmmakers to give fans an in-depth look at the many iconic professors seen throughout the Harry Potter films, including Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, and more. Harry Potter: Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.


Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 4

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 4

Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 4

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1647223180

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 890

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Discover the filmmaking secrets that brought Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the other Hogwarts students to life on-screen. A comprehensive guide that profiles and details Harry and his classmates, Harry Potter: Film Vault: Colume 4: Hogwarts Students gives fans an in-depth look at gorgeous illustrations, design sketches, and behind-the-scenes photography that helped to bring these iconic characters to the big screen. See how the magic happened through this display of the creative development of costumes, makeup, props, and more. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.


Children’s Literature and Culture

Children’s Literature and Culture

Children’s Literature and Culture

Author: Harry Edwin Eiss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Isbn 10: 1443808636

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 220

Number of Views: 1888

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This collection of scholarship on the world of the child offers an eclectic overview of several aspects of youth culture today. The first essay focuses on Donna Williams, Joanna Greenberg, Temple Grandin and other children whose unusual minds raise questions that take us deep into the mysteries of all of human existence. The second, “Colonel Mustard in the Library With The Sims: From Board Games to Video Games and Back,” gives a historical context and theoretical frame for considering contemporary video and board games in our current age of television The third, “Just a Fairy, His Wits, and Maybe a Touch of Magic; Magic, Technology, and Self-Reliance in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction,” takes on the technological world of childhood, in this case considering how it is represented in three fantasy series, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Faerie Wars, The fourth essay offers a detailed view of the history of children’s literature in China, including discussions of the important philosophical views that controlled what got taught and how, detailed charts of significant historic dates, genres of children’s literature, and award winning books of Chinese literature. The fifth considers contemporary Western world consumerism, in this case three popular book series, Clique, Gossip Girl, and The A-List, all published by Alloy for teenage girls. The sixth, “Surfing the Series: A Rhizomic Reading of Series Fiction,” once again deals with series fiction. The seventh explores the recent “Monet Mania” that has sparked interest in the great Impressionist Claude Monet among adults and educators. The final essay, “Jean Craighead George’s Alaskan Children’s Books: Love and Survival,” focuses on her book Julie of the Wolves and how it expresses aspects of Alaskan culture.