Genre : Children's stories, English
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A collection fairy tales for young wizards and witches. Each story is followed by observations on Wizarding history, personal reminiscences, and information on the story's key elements by Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN_10 : 9781476621418
Copyright Year : 2015-07-11
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J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. “Fluffy,” the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling’s quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling’s wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore’s many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort’s likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity—among many topics.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781786733290
Copyright Year : 2018-01-30
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Reception studies have transformed the classics. Many more literary and cultural texts are now regarded as 'valid' for classical study. And within this process of widening, children's literature has in its turn emerged as being increasingly important. Books written for children now comprise one of the largest and most prominent bodies of texts to engage with the classical world, with an audience that constantly changes as it grows up. This innovative volume wrestles with that very characteristic of change which is so fundamental to children's literature, showing how significant the classics, as well as classically-inspired fiction and verse, have been in tackling the adolescent challenges posed by metamorphosis. Chapters address such themes as the use made by C S Lewis, in The Horse and his Boy, of Apuleius' The Golden Ass; how Ovidian myth frames the Narnia stories; classical 'nonsense' in Edward Lear; Pan as a powerful symbol of change in children's literature, for instance in The Wind in the Willows; the transformative power of the Orpheus myth; and how works for children have handled the teaching of the classics.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN_10 : 0439284031
Copyright Year : 2001-03-01
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Find out more about Harry Potter's world by reading two of his Hogwarts textbooks. Quidditch Through the Ages begins with the history of broomsticks, describes the evolution of Quidditch, and includes the rules of the game as well as a chapter on modern-day play. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the most complete A to Z listing of magical beasts that exists, and includes their classifications.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN_10 : 9789004335370
Copyright Year : 2016-11-07
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In The CLassics and Children's Literature between West and East a team of contributors from different continents offers a survey of the reception of Classical Antiquity in children’s and young adults’ literature by applying regional perspectives.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781351978729
Copyright Year : 2017-06-14
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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN_10 : 1408897318
Copyright Year : 2017-11-16
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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 0192839241
Copyright Year : 1998
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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN_10 : 0747574510
Copyright Year : 2004-05
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As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'Fantastic Beasts and where to find them' is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa - others you certainly won't: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, why there are so few Erumpents, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold…As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too… On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione - couldn't resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions. Did you know that : there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh? What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league? (founded 1163) All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Insights
ISBN_10 : 1608879313
Copyright Year : 2016-10-18
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Record your own magical journey with this Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them­-themed writing journal. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander as he has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Designed to resemble Newt’s notebook as seen in the film, this journal is emblazoned with Newt’s signature logo and celebrates the exquisite art and design of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, making it a must-have for fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. With sturdy construction and a sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality, heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to encourage inspiration. The journal also features a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5–inch back pocket, ideal for holding photographs and sketches.

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