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Broken Wand (Or, How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter)
TitleBroken Wand (Or, How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter)
AuthorTimothy A. Wolf
PublisherStrategic Book Publishing
Date2011-02
Description
Broken Wand: Or How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter is a detailed critique by Timothy A. Wolf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in Rowling's acclaimed series, and how he believes she disregarded everything she wrote in her previous novels. For Harry Potter fans, Broken Wand is must-have reading! Using the actual texts, the author finds issues with Rowling's continuity. Like the Trace Charm that would have made it impossible for the teenage Voldemort to get away with killing his Muggle relatives. Or the idea of Harry carrying a piece of Voldemort's soul inside him from the start, when the Dark Lord couldn't even touch him for the first four books. Or "wandlore," which has no consistency to it at all. Citing plot elements like: questioning Harry's account of the murder in the previous book, the Ministry taking over Hogwarts, Snape's Pensieve memories, and Dumbledore explaining his mistakes; Broken Wand maintains that Rowling's Deathly Hallows is essentially just a bad copy of the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Wolf also contends that Dumbledore, Snape, Lily Potter, and Voldemort are completely out of character, and Harry merely repeats the same emotional journey he went through before. Plus, there are many questions and plots left unresolved. About the Author: Timothy A. Wolf spent two years researching and writing Broken Wand. As a science fiction reader his entire life and an adult fan of the Harry Potter novels, he wanted to bring the problems he found with the final book to light. He lives in Franklin, Wisconsin. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BrokenWand-OrHowJKRowlingKilledHarryPotter.html
Harry Potter
TitleHarry Potter
AuthorJ. K. Rowling,British Broadcasting Corporation Staff
Publisherundefined
Date2006-07
Description
Read about Harry's life at Hogwarts then record what your school life is like in this secret journal. Do you have friends like Ron and Hermione? What is your favourite class? Do you have any unusual teachers? Draw pictures, write notes and use the two pages of stickers to decorate your Hogwarts journal.
J.K. Rowling, Extraordinary Author
TitleJ.K. Rowling, Extraordinary Author
AuthorVictoria Peterson-Hilleque
PublisherABDO
Date2010
Description
Examines the remarkable life of J. K. Rowling, including her family background, childhood, education, and work as the world-famous author of the Harry Potter series.
J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter
TitleJ. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter
AuthorMarc Shapiro
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
Date2014-11-25
Description
The heartwarming story behind J.K. Rowling's rise to fame—and the answers to Harry Potter fans' most burning questions! Harry Potter is loved throughout the world, and so is his creator. Joanne Kathleen (J.K.) Rowling is a true wizard, a woman who has the ability to recall vividly her days as a child and capture those wild, wonderful, difficult times—an ability that helps make her creation, Harry Potter, seem so real. In this revealing book, fans of the Harry Potter series will get to see their favorite author as they never have before. From a child with a wonderful imagination who didn't quite fit in, to a single mother with almost overwhelming responsibilities, J.K. Rowling and her story provide a wonderful chance for adults and children to enjoy a heartwarming, magical story. . . together. Inside are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: * Where did the idea for the Harry Potter series come from? * How the birth of her third child impacted her life * What's the latest on the top secret writing projects that will follow HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS? * What are Joanne's feelings about the Harry Potter saga finally ending? *Which of the characters does J.K most identify with? *What is J.K. Rowling's simple rule about writing? *And much more!
Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays
TitleReading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays
AuthorGiselle Liza Anatol
PublisherABC-CLIO
Date2009-05-19
Description
Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
TitleHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
AuthorJ. K. Rowling
Publisherundefined
Date2002-03
Description
An adult edition of the hugely popular book. Find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most fabled secret of all time.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
TitleThe Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
AuthorDinah Buchotz
PublisherAdams Media
Date2010-08-18
Description
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!
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
TitleJ.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
AuthorPhilip W. Errington
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Date2015-02-26
Description
'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter
TitleHarry Potter
Authorundefined
PublisherPediaPress
Dateundefined
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Ambiguity in 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter'
TitleAmbiguity in 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter'
AuthorChristina Flotmann
Publishertranscript Verlag
Date2014-03
Description
The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter'. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.