The  Lexicon, An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Material

The Lexicon, An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Material

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Rdr Books
This unauthorized guide to the popular series by author J.K. Rowling is a 368 page companion work perfect for the curious reader who wants to know more about these remarkable books. Extensive new commentary, which does not appear on Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon website ( adds to the fun of reading this reference work. Written by the founder and editor of the world-renowned Harry Potter Lexicon website, which attracts 25 million visitors each year, Steve Vander Ark's definitive encyclopedia is a popular and scholarly work. The Lexicon has been the subject of more than 1,000 articles from Bombay to Boston. Featured in The New York Times, the London Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Associated Press, USA Today, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and on CNN and Fox News, the Lexicon is written by an outstanding team of reference experts. This indispensable guide is a comprehensive and entertaining work ideal for readers, researchers, students, librarians and academics.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a comprehensive guide to the Harry Potter book series and its related materials, providing information on characters, settings, spells, magical items, and the history of Rowling's magical universe.

Book News
This encyclopedia for the Harry Potter series has been revised to conform to legal rulings prompted by a lawsuit from J. K. Rowling, yet still contains almost 2000 references to characters, places and terms found in these popular novels. Vander Ark founded the Harry Potter Lexicon website in 2000, and this printed volume serves as a companion resource for Potter fans. Entries are alphabetically arranged and contain etymologies for the hundreds of words that Rowling invented. A glossary for common abbreviations is also provided. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Chivers Audio Books
An Unauthorized Guide to all seven Harry Potter novels, this is a complete referenced based on the award winning Harry Potter Lexicon website (

Publisher: Muskegon, Mich. : RDR Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781571431745
Branch Call Number: 823x ROWLI VANDE
Characteristics: xiv, 347 pages ; 23 cm


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Aug 24, 2014

Local author! I (PCPL Librarian Lisa Bunker) wrote this with friends. It remains the only Harry Potter encyclopedia in print.


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