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The Reader's Guide to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (The Harry Potter Lexicon Reader's Guide Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Vander Ark
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Book Description

Explore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with Steve Vander Ark, who has spent well over a decade researching and cataloguing J.K. Rowling’s imaginative world. Vander Ark, the creator and editor of the Harry Potter Lexicon website and author of two previous books about Harry Potter, takes you through the book line by line, sharing insights, trivia, background details, and connections in this unofficial guide.

Product Details

  • File Size: 310 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LAW9ZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I've gotten the pleasure of reading this book before it went live, and it is absolutely a fantastic page by page and line by line overview of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone.

It comes at an especially great time in the fandom, with the release of Pottermore around the corner (and even now for those few of us who are already on the site) we find ourselves wanting to re-read the Harry Potter series while we discover the new content on Pottermore. There is no better guide to re-discovering Harry's World then Steve's new book.

Each book will give you his thoughts as well as point out things that we didn't notice the first time reading the series, clues that point to later in Rowling's books, and we can begin to see how they connect even back from the beginning.

As a fan of the Harry Potter series, I found Steve's book a tremendous starter for talking points with other fans. I highly recommend this cheap little guide book, as your map to re-discovering Harry's Magical World.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly fun and insightful July 27, 2012
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This is an absolutely amazing book for all fans of the Harry Potter books.
Steve Vander Ark share some of his amazing knowledge and observations of the Potter books,
and it is just a delight to listen to, and a great way to relive the books and look at them in a new way.

Cannot do anything but recommend it, and can wait personally wait for the next one
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read... May 4, 2012
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great stuff...I'm a listener of Steve's podcast and owner of the Lexicon book. This guide is pretty cool, delves into some deeper stuff in the books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative July 11, 2014
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Really enjoyed this re-telling of the Harry Potter book. The author informed me of ideas that I never would have thought of. I love reading anything about Harry Potter and this is no exception. I am glad I purchased it and will read it again.
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More About the Author

Steve knows way more about Harry Potter than anyone ever should and loves sharing what he's discovered with fans all over the world. He's the webmaster and editor of the Harry Potter Lexicon website, the premier reference source about the world of Harry Potter, and a popular presenter at Harry Potter events. His podcast (ingeniously entitled "The HP Lexicon Podcast") takes listeners on an entertaining ramble through the Harry Potter books.

As a teacher and librarian, Steve has also led seminars about technology in education and about literacy and teaching writing. He presents for groups of middle school kids his own take on "Nine Reasons NOT To Read A Book". Somehow Steve has also found time to be the resident director for a theatre company and has directed everything from dinner theatre to full musicals.

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