Reviews for Magical Worlds of Harry Potter : Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts

School Library Journal Reviews 2002 February
Gr 5 Up-A book for librarians and teachers to introduce fantasy, mythology, and folklore; a good reference source; and a title that will appeal to Harry Potter's multitude of fans. The 53 entries, most of them two to six pages in length, are arranged in alphabetical order by a highlighted keyword. For example, words such as "Alchemy," "Animagus," "Grindylows," "Voldemort," and "wizards" are defined, traced to their usage in other tales, and given an expanded description. Some see-also references appear in the margins. Long after the enthusiasm for Harry and friends has abated, this small volume will serve as a resource to answer questions that may result from reading other stories in the genre. Buy two copies-one for reference and one for circulation.-Mary Lankford, Library Consultant, Austin, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.