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An A-Z of Harry Potter: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Boy Wizard and His Creator [Kindle Edition]

Aubrey Malone
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An indispensable guide for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

Harry Potter is, without doubt, the publishing sensation of the past decade. Here for the first time in dictionary form is an unofficial readers' guide to all seven books.

From 'Animagus' (a wizard that can transform into an animal) to 'Zonkos' (the joke and gift shop in Hogsmeade), Aubrey Malone explores the characters, creatures, places and spells that JK Rowling has brought to life so successfully.

This is a must-have for all true Harry Potter fans, and the perfect way to celebrate the series that has captured the imagination of millions.

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About the Author

Aubrey Malone is a full-time writer from Dublin. He has written and published many books including The Cynic's Dictionary, The Rise and Fall of Elvis, Hollyweird: Weird and Wonderful Trivia about Hollywood's Heroes and The Guinness Book of Humorous Irish Anecdotes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 230 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1905548974
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (29 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI93ME
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.2 out of 5 stars
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars highly inaccurate 26 Mar. 2008
Everything you want to know about the boy wizard? I think not.Does not tell you anything a Potter fan won't already know and is littered with inaccurate facts such as the suggestion that Percy Weasley drives the flying ford anglia (as if!!) Avoid it!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spot the Errors 13 Sept. 2009
Obviously produced too quickly to be checked & just 200 fairly large print pages to cover the books, the films & the author, who could, so why try! Only one use I can think of, play 'see who can spot the most mistakes in it'. I'll give you the most obvious one, that even someone who hasn't heard of Harry Potter could spot: 'Erised' is mirror spelt backwards!!! need I say more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't waste your money 9 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded this on my e-reader and honestly I regret it no matter how cheap it was, it has so many basic mistakes that it makes you question whether the author has even read/seen Harry Potter, let alone researched it. It't not even simple mistakes, she gets the order of the books wrong (I seem to remember her stating that The Goblet of Fire was the third book) and honestly the only thing that this is good for is spotting the mistakes and laughing at its complete stupidity. seriously, save your money
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID!!!! 5 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Unless you want to know that the goblet of fire is book 3 or Percy drives the flying ford Angelia, AVOID THIS BOOK!!! It seems I know more than this innacurate author! By Charlotte aged 9
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy cash-in 13 Jun. 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm no potter expert, I just wanted something to have to hand in case I forgot what a particular spell or curse did whilst reading with my young daughter.
I was to be hugely dissapointed - on looking up a curse (I forget which) it just said it was the curse "baddy A" used on "goody B" once, but didn't tell me what the curse did! To make matters worse I had no idea who the characters referred to were as we were only on book 2 at that stage and I hadn't met them yet. If I had the knowledge to make that connection, I wouldn't need a book like this in the first place. I found many of the references similarly vague and obscure, of no help at all to someone who wants to look up basic facts as a guide to reading the books, which is surely what a book like this should be for.
Knocked together as a quick cash in with no thought or integrity - as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Enough to have anybody who has done more than flick through the book squeal in horror. The book is a muddle of inaccuracies (Fleur Delacour is a veela (really?!), Roockwood bring secrets to Voldemort from Hogwarts after escaping Azkaban, the philosopher's stone holds the key to Voldermort's power, a horde of owls descend on Privet Drive in the Philosopher's Stone to alert Harry that he has gained a place at Hogwarts, Moaning Myrtle inhabits the boys' toilets to get info on Draco Malfoy's dodgy schemes and so on...)

The rest of the pages are filled with internet forum-style conjecture and random analysis (particularly sketchy was the section stating there were Christian overtones to the books as the children are sent home for the Easter and Christmas holidays).

It markets itself "an indispensable guide for Harry Potter fans of all ages", but is peppered with words such as `apocryphal', `Faustian' and `ignominious', while still managing to read as though it has been written by an 8 year old.

Most tellingly for a so-called A-Z of Harry Potter, under P you will find no mention at all of Harry Potter.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad! 17 Jan. 2013
I was bought this book as a Christmas present, and it's needless to say the person who wrote this must have not been the least bit interested in Harry Potter at all, how can you write a a book on something you know very little about? One of the many mistakes was claiming that Hermione was an animagus, and that her animagus form was an otter, which is false and it is infact her patronus that is an otter. Very unimpressed!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Poor 15 Aug. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Like the other reviews say, there is nothing in this book that Harry Potter fans already know.

I only wish I read the reviews before I bought it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great value
Published 4 months ago by John Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars this is highly accrout
i think this is a good experience for harry potter fans because it tells you about all the things like Ron Wesley drives a flying ford with his best friend Harry Potter and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by izzy
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor
This book made me wish I had read the reviews before buying it! It is littered with very basic mistakes and several points are repeated 3 or 4 times.
Published 14 months ago by Catrin
5.0 out of 5 stars An A-Z of Harry Potter: Everything you wanted to know about the boy...
Again I haven't got round to reading this as yet but I'm sure I shall eventually I give it five stars even though I haven't read it myself
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Jessie Campbell
2.0 out of 5 stars i am a hp fan
i am offended at you saying an 8 year old could have written it as i am of that age and am a hp fan i can prove it by telling you that quidditch has 700 ways of commiting a foul... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Claire Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool!!!
By reading this book i learnt something new each time i read it. A must for any Harry Potter fan
Published 18 months ago by Mrs Maria Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!!
This book tells any reader absolutely everything about Harry Potter (from A to Z) as described in the title. makes great reading and I am glad I bought it!!
Published 20 months ago by Darren Monaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Interesting
For me, who is currently starting "The Half-blood Prince" this explained a lot about some terms and characters. But it also helps with Rowling. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Cassandra Penny Heike Penny
1.0 out of 5 stars The Harry potter books are some of the most ingenious books in the...
Um I thought it was ok but some of the facts were wrong for example the goblet of fire is the fourth not third book in the series. Read more
Published on 2 Feb. 2013 by Mr. C. A. Stevens
1.0 out of 5 stars The A-Z of Harry Potter NOT!
Published on 12 Jan. 2013 by ben sanderson
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