Pdf ebook: Very Good Lives

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Summary: J.K. Rowling, one of the world\'s most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement spe

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316369144
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force.


Pdf ebook: The Magicians

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Summary: The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Pott

  • Author : Lev Grossman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101082283
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Martin “Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.” —Joe Hill “A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.” —John Green “The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.” —Cory Doctorow “This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.” —The New Yorker “The best urban fantasy in years.” —A.V. Club Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . . The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.


Pdf ebook: Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)

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Summary: All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Mos

  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781106460
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 4236
  • Language: English
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Description: All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss. Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


Pdf ebook: Themes from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Level 3

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Summary: These exciting, easy arrangements of John Williams' motion picture score capture the sounds and characters from this thrilling movie. Muggles of all ages w

  • Author : John Williams,Gail Lew
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 1457462273
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
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Description: These exciting, easy arrangements of John Williams' motion picture score capture the sounds and characters from this thrilling movie. Muggles of all ages will want to play these memorable themes including: * Hedwig's Theme * Harry's Wondrous World * Diagon Alley * Hogwarts Forever! * Quidditch Match * Voldemort * Nimbus 2000 * Family Portrait This great piano collection may be used just for fun or as supplementary study along with Level Three or Level Four piano methods.


Pdf ebook: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Summary: 'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer

  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781100225
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 357
  • Language: English
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Description: 'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.


Pdf ebook: Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

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Summary: An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manus

  • Author : British Library
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781109494
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Views: 453
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Description: An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding eBook takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions and astronomers, alchemists and more. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Please be aware that this is a fixed format ebook.


Pdf ebook: The Hogwarts Library Collection

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Summary: A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781109230
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Language: English
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Description: A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! Comic Relief, operating name Charity Projects, is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575 (England/Wales) and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085). Both organisations work across the UK and globally helping children and young people have a better life. 15% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the Fantastic Beasts and the Quidditch Through the Ages ebooks will be made available to the charities and will be shared 20% for Comic Relief and 80% for Lumos Foundation. At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the Beedle the Bard ebook will be made available by the publisher to Lumos Foundation. *Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.


Pdf ebook: Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

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Summary: JK Rowling now is half-way through a series which has taken the world by storm. Unusually, she has attracted success both in terms of massive sales figures

  • Author : Julia Eccleshare
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1847144187
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 124
  • Language: English
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Description: JK Rowling now is half-way through a series which has taken the world by storm. Unusually, she has attracted success both in terms of massive sales figures and critical acclaim. This study will look at her books and consider some of the reasons for their phenomenal success. This will be done against a background of how Harry Potter relates to other contemporary childrenÆs books so that students and teachers can place them in the context for which they were written.This book has not been authorized by JK Rowling, her agent, or Warner Bros.


Pdf ebook: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Summary: A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from

  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447292944
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 412
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Description: A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by award-winning children's author Hilary McKay, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was first published by Macmillan in 1865, is a truly special gift to treasure.


Pdf ebook: The Gym Teacher From The Black Lagoon

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Summary: It's another scary day at the Black Lagoon. . . .

  • Author : Mike Thaler
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545667968
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
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Description: It's another scary day at the Black Lagoon. . . .


Pdf ebook: Nobody's Perfect

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Summary: Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big d

  • Author : Anthony Lane
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030748887X
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 784
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1921
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Description: Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— “I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— “Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.


Pdf ebook: Film and Television After DVD

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Summary: Heralded as "the most significant invention [for film] since the coming of sound" (The Observer 2003), by 2005 DVD players were in approximately 84 million

  • Author : James Bennett,Tom Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135896712
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
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Description: Heralded as "the most significant invention [for film] since the coming of sound" (The Observer 2003), by 2005 DVD players were in approximately 84 million homes in the US, making it the "fastest selling item in history of US consumer electronics market" (McDonald 2007: 135). This book examines the phenomenal growth of DVDs in relation to the cultures, economies, texts, audiences and histories of film, television and new media. Film and Television After DVD brings together a group of internationally renowned scholars to provide the first focused academic inquiry into this important technology. The book picks up on key issues within contemporary media studies, making a particularly significant contribution to debates about convergence and interactivity in the digital media landscape. Essays consider DVD as a technology that exists outside the boundaries of "new" and "old" media, examining its place within longer histories of home film cultures and production practices of the film and television industries, whilst also critically evaluating what is genuinely "new" about digital media technologies. From DVDs to downloading, peer-to-peer networking and HD-DVD, this book speaks of the rapidly evolving digital mediascape. Ultimately, Film and Television After DVD is a book that considers the convergence of film, television and new media and their academic disciplines through the DVD as a distinct cultural object, pointing to persistent questions in the study of audiovisual culture that will remain intriguing long after the shelf-life of the DVD itself.


Pdf ebook: A Monster Calls

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Summary: NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous v

  • Author : Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763669091
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.


Pdf ebook: The Silkworm

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Summary: Private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction -- in this "wonderfully entertaining" my

  • Author : Robert Galbraith
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • ISBN: 0316206911
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1147
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Description: Private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction -- in this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, New York Times Book Review) that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days -- as he has done before -- and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, he discovers that Quine's disappearance is no coincidence. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published, it would ruin lives -- meaning that almost everyone in his life would have motives to silence him. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, Strike must race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.


Pdf ebook: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

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Summary: At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamande

  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781102341
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 400
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Description: At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.


Pdf ebook: How to Analyze the Works of J. K. Rowling

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Summary: This title explores the creative works of famous novelist J.K. Rowling. Books analyzed include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the

  • Author : Victoria Peterson-Hilleque
  • Publisher: ABDO
  • ISBN: 1617876429
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Views: 673
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Description: This title explores the creative works of famous novelist J.K. Rowling. Books analyzed include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Rowling. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Pdf ebook: Functional Approach to Professional Discourse Exploration in Linguistics

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Summary: This book presents research into various types of professional discourse through the prism of the functional linguistics approach. Focusing mainly on pract

  • Author : Elena N. Malyuga
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9813291036
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 335
  • Language: English
  • Views: 415
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Description: This book presents research into various types of professional discourse through the prism of the functional linguistics approach. Focusing mainly on practical aspects of speech, the book discusses various topics, such as structural, semantic, cognitive and pragmatic characteristics of professional discourse, argumentation strategies, humour in professional discourse, and word-building processes. It also highlights communicative effectiveness methods in professional discourse. Offering new ideas and discussing the latest findings, the book is intended for researchers, lecturers and professionals in the field.


Pdf ebook: The Sorcerer's Companion

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Summary: The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s St

  • Author : Allan Zola Kronzek,Elizabeth Kronzek
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307885143
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1994
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Description: The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.


Pdf ebook: Transmedia Harry Potter

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Summary:  Transmediation--the telling of a single story across multiple media--is a relatively new phenomenon. While there have been adaptations (books to films,

  • Author : Christopher E. Bell
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476637024
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
  • Views: 904
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Description:  Transmediation--the telling of a single story across multiple media--is a relatively new phenomenon. While there have been adaptations (books to films, for example) for more than a century, modern technology and media consumption have expanded the scope of trans-mediating practices. Nowhere are these more evident than within the Harry Potter universe, where a coherent world and narrative are iterated across books, films, video games, fan fiction, art, music and more. Curated by a leading Harry Potter scholar, this collection of new essays explores the range of Potter texts across a variety of media.


Pdf ebook: The Crafty Reader

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Summary: “I believe that it is in our interest as individuals to become crafty readers, and in the interest of the nation to educate citizens in the craft of read

  • Author : Robert Scholes
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300128878
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 640
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Description: “I believe that it is in our interest as individuals to become crafty readers, and in the interest of the nation to educate citizens in the craft of reading. The craft, not the art. . . . This book is about that craft.”—from the Introduction This latest book from the well-known literary critic Robert Scholes presents his thoughtful exploration of the craft of reading. He deals with reading not as an art or performance given by a virtuoso reader, but as a craft that can be studied, taught, and learned. Those who master the craft of reading, Scholes contends, will justifiably take responsibility for the readings they produce and the texts they choose to read. Scholes begins with a critique of the New Critical way of reading (“bad for poets and poetry and really terrible for students and teachers of poetry”), using examples of poems by various writers, in particular Edna St. Vincent Millay. He concludes with a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of the fundamentalist way of reading texts regarded as sacred. To explain and clarify the approach of the crafty reader, the author analyzes a wide-ranging selection of texts by figures at the margins of the literary and cultural canon, including Norman Rockwell, Anaïs Nin, Dashiell Hammett, and J. K. Rowling. Throughout his discussion Scholes emphasizes how concepts of genre affect the reading process and how they may work to exclude certain texts from the cultural canon and curriculum.


Pdf ebook: Popular Children’s Literature in Britain

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Summary: The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they l

  • Author : Julia Briggs,Dennis Butts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351910035
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 356
  • Language: English
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Description: The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past. The essays collected here ask about the meanings and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the Harry Potter phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they considering the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success.


Pdf ebook: Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays

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Summary: Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive

  • Author : Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313361983
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 237
  • Language: English
  • Views: 881
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Description: Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times.


Pdf ebook: The Psychology of Harry Potter

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Summary: Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on

  • Author : Neil Mulholland
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1935251376
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 999
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Description: Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that permeate Hogwarts and beyond: • Do the Harry Potter books encourage disobedience? • Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? • What exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those N.E.W.T.s? • Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? • Is Harry destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter, leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets, analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!


Pdf ebook: Teaching Children's Literature

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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351979620
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Language: English
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Description: Inviting multiple ways of critically engaging with literature, this text offers a fresh perspective on how to integrate children’s literature into and across the curriculum in effective, purposeful ways. Structured around three "mantras" that build on each other—Enjoy; Dig deeply; Take action—the book is rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy. The materials and practical strategies focus on issues that impact children’s lives, building from students’ personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. Written for teachers and teacher educators, each chapter opens with three elements that are closely linked: classroom vignettes showcasing the use of literature and inviting conversation; three key principles elaborating the main theme of the chapter and connecting theory with practice; and related research on the topics and their importance for curriculum. Other chapter features include key issues in implementation, suggestions for working with linguistically and culturally diverse students, alternative approaches to assessment, and suggestions for further reading. A companion website to enrich and extend the text includes an annotated bibliography of literature selections, suggested text sets, resources by chapter, and ideas for professional development. Changes in the Second Edition: Voices from the Field vignettes include examples from inspiring educators who use trade books to promote critical thinking and diversity Updated chapters include information on new technology and electronic resources New references in the principles sections and new resources for further study New children’s books added throughout the chapters as well as to the companion website


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Summary: Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.

  • Author : Nancy J. Holland
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438445512
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 165
  • Language: English
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Description: Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.


Pdf ebook: Secular Steeples 2nd edition

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Summary: An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secu

  • Author : Conrad Ostwalt
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441123148
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secular culture. In Secular Steeples, Conrad Ostwalt challenges long-held assumptions about the relationship between religion and culture and about the impact of secularization. Moving away from the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues, Ostwalt identifies areas of popular culture where secular and sacred views and objectives interact and enrich each other. The book demonstrates how religious institutions use the secular and popular media of television, movies, and music to make sacred teachings relevant. From megachurches to sports arenas, the Bible to Harry Potter, biker churches to virtual worship communities, Ostwalt demonstrates how religion persists across cultural forms, secular and sacred, with secular culture expressing religious messages and sometimes containing more authentic religious content than official religious teachings. An ideal text for anyone studying religion and popular culture, each chapter provides questions for discussion, a list of important terms and guided readings.


Pdf ebook: LEGO® Minifigure A Visual History New Edition

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Summary: Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 19

  • Author : Gregory Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz,Simon Hugo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744037700
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times! Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIETM, LEGO® Star WarsTM, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry PotterTM, and many more. From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade! ©2020 The LEGO Group.


Pdf ebook: From Blood to Compassion: From the Knights Templar to Modern Day Freemasonry, A Complete Story, Explanation, Reality Check and Myth Buster

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Summary: Have you ever wondered how the Knights Templar's were created Why they frightened the Church so much with their secrets Or why they were destroyed and evol

  • Author : Peter J. Sell
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1447603494
  • Genre: History
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  • Language: English
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Description: Have you ever wondered how the Knights Templar's were created Why they frightened the Church so much with their secrets Or why they were destroyed and evolved into modern day Freemasonry Well this is a completely revised and readable account of the history of the founding of the Knights Templar. Why they were founded. What the treasure was that they found and why it frightened the church so much. It was NOT THE POPULAR MYTHS of holy grail etc. How they were destroyed and who conspired to destroy them and how they formed into the present day Freemasons. Written by a Freemason who has tried to understand all the Masonic Orders and their ceremonies that he has joined. The interpretations of which gives a very enlightening insight into politics and religion of the last 3000 years. The hypothesis on the treasure is something that is not currently in the public domain except for the first edition of the book and is entirely new. The book is also a myth buster and conspiracy debunker.


Pdf ebook: The Medieval Hero on Screen

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Summary: Few figures have captured Hollywood’s and the public’s imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess,

  • Author : Martha W. Driver,Sid Ray
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786427035
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: Few figures have captured Hollywood’s and the public’s imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, “alpha male in tights,” or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero’s weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


Pdf ebook: After the Cradle Falls

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  • Author : Melissa Jonson-Reid,Brett Drake
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190653043
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: There may be no other social problem so common, yet so little understood by the general public, as child abuse and neglect. This book is intended to help remedy that situation. After the Cradle Falls integrates examples from folklore, songs, and news articles with the latest summary of empirical research to create an accessible and engaging work intended to provoke the reader to think about how to address the issue of child abuse and neglect in America. Written in a conversational style, the book engages the reader in thinking through why maltreatment occurs, what it looks like, and what we do and do not know. Most importantly, it asks the reader to become involved in the solution based on their own conclusions and values. Given the prevailing state of widespread public misunderstanding about child abuse, its causes and effects, and the involved systems, After the Cradle Falls is particularly current, relevant, and useful. It is a must-read for students, professionals in child advocacy or family services agencies, and policymakers.


Pdf ebook: Suffer the Little Children

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Summary: "Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children’s literature. . . . Gives a cogent understanding of how

  • Author : Jodi Eichler-Levine
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814722997
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 253
  • Language: English
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Description: "Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children’s literature. . . . Gives a cogent understanding of how each community's difficult historical narratives coupled with their religious and social lives have helped to prepare children to engage an American civic life that has been hostile at times to their ethnic groups." —Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania This compelling work examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children’s literature. Through close readings of selected titles published since 1945, Jodi Eichler-Levine analyzes what is at stake in portraying religious history for young people, particularly when the histories in question are traumatic ones. In the wake of the Holocaust and lynchings, of the Middle Passage and flight from Eastern Europe's pogroms, children’s literature provides diverse and complicated responses to the challenge of representing difficult collective pasts. In reading the work of various prominent authors, including Maurice Sendak, Julius Lester, Jane Yolen, Sydney Taylor, and Virginia Hamilton, Eichler-Levine changes our understanding of North American religions. If children are the idealized recipients of the past, what does it mean to tell tales of suffering to children? Suffer the Little Children asks readers to alter their worldviews about children’s literature as an “innocent” enterprise, revisiting the genre in a darker and more unsettled light. Jodi Eichler-Levine is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her work has appeared in American Quarterly, Shofar, and Postscripts.


Pdf ebook: The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

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  • Author : Joyce G. Saricks
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838997198
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 402
  • Language: English
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Description: This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.


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  • Author : Jonathan Haynes
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022638800X
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Nigeria’s Nollywood has rapidly grown into one of the world’s largest film industries, radically altering media environments across Africa and in the diaspora; it has also become one of African culture’s most powerful and consequential expressions, powerfully shaping how Africans see themselves and are seen by others. With this book, Jonathan Haynes provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to this vast industry and its film culture. Haynes describes the major Nigerian film genres and how they relate to Nigerian society—its values, desires, anxieties, and social tensions—as the country and its movies have developed together over the turbulent past two decades. As he shows, Nollywood is a form of popular culture; it produces a flood of stories, repeating the ones that mean the most to its broad audience. He interprets these generic stories and the cast of mythic figures within them: the long-suffering wives, the business tricksters, the Bible-wielding pastors, the kings in their traditional regalia, the glamorous young professionals, the emigrants stranded in New York or London, and all the rest. Based on more than twenty years of research, Haynes’s survey of Nollywood’s history and genres is unprecedented in scope, while his book also vividly describes landmark films, leading directors, and the complex character of this major branch of world cinema.


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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118109953
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 368
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Description: Best practices, practical advice, and design ideas forsuccessful ecommerce search A glaring gap has existed in the market for a resource thatoffers a comprehensive, actionable design patterns and designstrategies for ecommerce search—but no longer. With thisinvaluable book, user experience designer and user researcher GregNudelman shares his years of experience working on popularecommerce sites as he tackles even the most difficult ecommercesearch design problems. Nudelman helps you create highly effectiveand intuitive ecommerce search design solutions and he takes aunique forward-thinking look at trends such as integratingsearching with browsing to create a single-finding userinterface. Offers much-needed insight on how to create ecommerce searchexperiences that truly benefit online shoppers Juxtaposes examples of common design pitfalls against examplesof highly effective ecommerce search design solutions Presents comprehensive guidance on ecommerce search designstrategies for the Web, mobile phone applications, and new tabletdevices Shares the author's years of unique experience working withecommerce from the perspective of the user’s experience Designing ecommerce Search is mandatory reading if youare interested in orchestrating successful ecommerce searchstrategies.


Pdf ebook: Secrets of Becoming World Class. Live Your Dream Life. Guaranteed

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  • Author : Abdullah Zahid
  • Publisher: Educreation Publishing
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  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 309
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Description: With years of meticulous research, this book is designed to train your brain to move towards path of becoming world legends like Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, etc. The book also contains the life stories of 20 legends of this century for how they went to conquer the world right from their childhood till the point they reached that glory. Then the book unfolds the secrets which are common to all these legendary personalities for their tremendous successes. Then the book goes onto unfold, ways in which any of normal human being could apply these secrets in their own life. It’s a must read for all those who want to leave an impact on this world and want to be remembered by generations and make this one life of theirs, a legendary one.


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Summary: Based on the monumental bestseller Quiet, this new version focuses on the strengths and challenges of being an introverted kid Susan Cain sparked a worldwi

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  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143194526
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Based on the monumental bestseller Quiet, this new version focuses on the strengths and challenges of being an introverted kid Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace; this book focuses on kids--school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. It also features Susan Cain's own story. There's even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.


Pdf ebook: Teaching with Harry Potter

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Summary: The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the worl

  • Author : Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601224
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.


Pdf ebook: J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography

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Summary: This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to bibliographical details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets an

  • Author : Philip W. Errington
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474297374
  • Genre: Fiction
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Description: This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to bibliographical details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This edition has been fully revised and updated to include over 50 new editions published since 2013, including the newly jacketed 2014 children's editions of the Harry Potter books as well as the 2015 illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The works of Robert Galbraith are also included.


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Summary: In this fascinating insight into the artistic process, longtime Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director through the making of a movi

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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0385352506
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • Language: English
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Description: In this fascinating insight into the artistic process, longtime Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director through the making of a movie—from start to finish. Charting the production of Allen’s forty-sixth directorial feature, Irrational Man—starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone—from inception to premier, Lax takes us onto the set and behind the scenes, revealing the intimate details of Allen’s filmmaking. We see the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, and the actors, cinematographers, editors, and other participants at work. We hear Allen’s colleagues speak candidly about working with him, and Allen speaking with equal openness about his career. An unprecedented insight into one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but everyone who has marveled at the magic of the movies.


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Summary: Imagine growing up in an ethnically diverse, poor neighborhood with little hope for the youth that lived there. Eric DeWolfe doesnt have to imagine having

  • Author : Eric DeWolfe
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532011024
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
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Description: Imagine growing up in an ethnically diverse, poor neighborhood with little hope for the youth that lived there. Eric DeWolfe doesnt have to imagine having grown up in South Rockport, Texas at a place known affectionately as Mexican Park. Most of these residents of Rockport were of meager means and some even on public assistance. DeWolfe and his friends had a hard time envisioning a better life. But everything changed when the city built a small basketball court at the park in front of his house. It didnt take long for him to form his own team. As a huge Boston Celtics fan, DeWolfe named the team in their honor. He could include or exclude whoever he wanted, but he rarely exercised his authority. Team members were all close friends from the South Side neighborhood in Rockport. With only a hoop, ball, and dreams of transforming themselves into Magic, Bird, Jordan or Robinson, these kids would transform their mundane lives into lives worth living. Some would grow up and even get out of the neighborhood, but others would not. If youre a huge basketball fan who wants to relive your younger days and celebrate a love for basketball that youve kept into adulthood, then youll be inspired by the highs and lows in How the Ball Bounces.