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by Colin Duriez


Harry Potter fans mourning the end of the series now have good reason to cheer. In the Field Guide to Harry Potter, Colin Duriez combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the Potterverse with a careful analysis of its thematic ingredients and position in the literary canon.

Harry Potter fans mourning the end of the series now have good reason to cheer. Packed with invaluable lists, overviews and timelines, this book also delivers profound insights about the moral importance of J. K. Rowling's stories and the meaningful tradition that informs them. author of Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C. S. Lewis).

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Start by marking Field Guide to Harry Potter as Want to Read .

Start by marking Field Guide to Harry Potter as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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 Everything you need to know about Harry Potter!

Start by marking Field Guide to Harry Potter as Want to Read . 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 Everything you need to know about Harry Potter!

Colin Duriez overviews J. Rowling's life, puts her work into the context of fantasy literature, analyzes the spiritual themes in the Harry Potter books and provides a succint overview of the books.

Colin Duriez overviews J. Other than the first few chapters, I found that this book is a wonderful reference to the Harry Potter book series. Rowling's life story and how she wrote her books. This went a little more in depth about that and her background. I found the religious portions interesting as well as informative. It brought to my mind that things are not all what they seem to be. One does not know everything about the religious aspects that are brought to light in the Harry Potter books.

He studied at the University of Istanbul, the University of Ulster (where he was a founding member of the Irish Christian Study Centre) and under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri in Huemoz, Switzerland.

Colin Creevey is student a year younger than Harry. Colin is obsessed with Harry in his first year, and along with Ginny Weasley, is teased about creating a Harry Potter fan club. Colin, an almost intolerably chirpy child, is Sorted into Gryffindor. On the first day of classes, Colin corners Harry, demanding a photograph as proof that he has actually met the famous Harry Potter.

A Field Guide to Harry Potter. The Poetic Bible (compiler).

He has published many articles, books and other written works, and he has spoken to a variety of literary, academic and professional groups. A Field Guide to Harry Potter. Lewis.

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 Potter books. With loads of quotes from interviews, you'll learn all about J. K. Rowling's life and her literary influences. Chapters on the spirituality of Potter explore the question of how Rowling's faith is reflected in the stories, what she believes about witchcraft and how the stories fit with Christian tradition. (Note: unauthorized version)
Rocky Basilisk
Other than the first few chapters, I found that this book is a wonderful reference to the Harry Potter book series. I did know about J.K. Rowling's life story and how she wrote her books. This went a little more in depth about that and her background.

I found the religious portions interesting as well as informative. It brought to my mind that things are not all what they seem to be. One does not know everything about the religious aspects that are brought to light in the Harry Potter books. When one reads them, the individual probably does not realize the effects of religion in those books. They are reading the books because it is Harry Potter and are not looking deeper into the stories.

"The Field Guide to Harry Potter" is just that. A 'guide' so that those who read it will get a better understanding of the underlying themes of the individual books. This makes one want to read the books over and over again, as I have done.
Braendo
I must say, I was as pleased as punch with this useful little delight of a book. Now I am aware there are many upon many Harry Potter books out there, all hellbent on studying and picking apart the book. And I've read some of them and found many of them fun. Harry Potter, in my humble opinion, is a series certainly holding some literary merit.

But suppose you are not interested in deep philosophical thoughts or ramblings? What if you just want a handy-dandy reference guide. Dare I say... a field guide?

I foudn this one absolutely perfect. Save for the most intrinsic and subtle of details (we can't reach everything!) this provides wonderfully quick information for any question one might have. You can't remember the details of some event/place/person? This is easy to use in a jiffy and just a pure lot of fun.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the brief biography of J. K. Rowling. It was interesting, to-the-point, and personable. Heck, there's a lot to be said about the duality of this book. Fabulous references.

All in all, I can't think of a better way this book might have been organized!
Olelifan
If you are looking for a good reference book for Harry Potter, this is the one to get. The A-Z section alone is worth the price of the book. Plus, if you've forgotten some of the storyline, you can refresh your memory here.
Went Tyu
Field Guide to Harry Potter

In this book you will find a very useful index of names, places etc from the Harry Potter books. There is also a nice but short biography of J.K. Rowling. Otherwise there is nothing revolutionary in it.
But for a big fan like me this is part of a HP collection.
Freaky Hook
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.
Cordalas
As a Seminary student, I love the Potter books. It's refreshing to see them cast in the proper light as great Christian works. Duriez makes a strong case for this as he explores every facet of Harry Potter including biography on the life of the author J.K. Rowling. There is no doubt that Duriez has done his homework.

In addition, one will find a timeline of the events as well as a glossary of many of the people and items. If you can have only one resource on an overall look at Harry Potter, I'd choose this one.
Field Guide to Harry Potter ebook
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Colin Duriez
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IVP Books (November 16, 2007)
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