Fantasy

Stranger Things Happen

By Kelly Link

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The eleven stories in Kelly Link's debut collection are funny, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. They were all especially written for you. A Best of the Year pick from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. Includes Nebula, World Fantasy, and Tiptree award-winning stories. Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, although she can often be found driving across the country.
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Book of a thousand days

By Shannon Hale

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Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Saren's years of punishment locked in a tower, then brings her safely to the lands of her true love, where both must hide who they are as they work as kitchen maids.
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Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures

By John Granger

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"...explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon."
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Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays

By Giselle Liza Anatol

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As was argued in Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Praeger, 2003), interpreting the underlying messages and themes of the Harry Potter series is vital for understanding the ways that we perceive and interact with each other in contemporary society. The novels and corresponding film adaptations have broken records with their groundbreaking sales and widespread acclaim; they have also generated a plethora of writing-by critics, academics, and fans. These works could easily be called this generation's most formative narratives, and thus warrant critical attention.
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Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter

By Galadriel Waters

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Gathers together hints dropped by Rowling during her interviews as to conspiracies past and future and what's going to happen in Harry's world.
Written before the final books came out, this might point the way to an alternative history of Hogwarts.
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The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

By Allan Zola Kronzek

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Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

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So You Think You Know Harry Potter

By J.K. Rowling

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Three hundred questions on each of the first four books, divided into easy, medium, and hard levels, with answers in the back.
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Quidditch Through the Ages

By J.K. Rowling

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This volume, designed to look like a Hogwarts' library book, has a history of the game, its rules, and a write-up of the 13 league teams of Britain and Ireland.

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J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter

By Marc Shapiro

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This quick biography of the author draws its insights into her creative process from popular magazine articles.

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Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (Video)

By J.K. Rowling, narrated by Hugh Laurie

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Explore the myths and legends that inhabit the world of Harry Potter; learn about witches and wizards, Greek gods, the Celts, ghosts, magical creatures and ancient spells. Discover where a school like Hogwarts is located, what lies beneath Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, what ancient civilization had a 3-headed dog like Fluffy, what are the real origins of the Philosopher's Stone, and what links Harry Potter to the journeys made by King Arthur and Odysseus.
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