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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Wizarding World Press (July 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972393641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972393645
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,392,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Galadriel Waters is a researcher and writer on popular culture who has written for H&S Media about Harry Potter and Pokemon. An Internet marketer and Web designer, she is also an amateur scholar of ancient mythology.

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Because I enjoyed the guide for books 1-4, I had to get this guide as well.
Tammy
The authors of this book, who also wrote a book analyzing Books 1-4 in the "Harry Potter" lexicon, are true fan of J.K. Rowling's works, and it shows.
Maria T. Welych
I highly recommend reading the above to become an expert and true fan of HP.
HP_the_wizard

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Harry_Potter_fan on August 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
Author Galdriel Waters has done a good job with her Book 5 Analysis Guide. Be advised that this book covers only Books 1 to 5, and NOT Book 6 of the series. I consider author Galadriel Waters along with author Daniel Lawrence of the ULTIMATE UNOFFICIAL HALF-BLOOD PRINCE BOOK 6 TRIVIA BOOK to be the two best resources for HP fans and each author has their strong points. Waters discusses character development and concentrates her guide on numerous possible theories concerning HP subplots. Author Daniel Lawrence is known by legions of fans as an expert on actual HP insights, facts and little-known JKR doctrine. My suggestion to HP fans is to first read this guide by author Waters to fully grasp books 1-5 and then immediately read the ULTIMATE UINOFFICIAL HARRY POTTER HALF-BLOOD PRINCE BOOK 6 TRIVIA BOOK by Daniel Lawrence to discover the subtle clues and mysteries found inside Book 6 and GOF Movie 4.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Maria T. Welych on August 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
The authors of this book, who also wrote a book analyzing Books 1-4 in the "Harry Potter" lexicon, are true fan of J.K. Rowling's works, and it shows. They take "Order of the Phoenix" apart chapter by chapter, explaining literary and historical references and pointing out nagging questions and mysteries that still must be answered.

For instance, Remus Lupin's last name comes from the Latin word for wolf. Obvious choice, since he's a werewolf. (My year of high school Latin has finally come in handy!) But does the use of Remus as the first name, from the mythology of Remus and Romulus, mean that he is doomed to die?

While most of their assumptions are spot on, some are a bit over the top. As a friend of mine whom I lent this book to said, if J.K. Rowling did all the things they are attributing to her as she was writing these books, she'd still be writing "Sorceror's Stone" and the world would not have heard about Harry Potter.

Despite this, it's a fantastic read. I initially bought the first book to show my sixth-grade son what literature analysis should be like. I ended up reading it instead of him, and enjoying it so much that I am currently in the process or rereading all the "Harry Potter" books so I can find the evidence to determine if Snape is evil or not.

I recommend this book -- and its predecessor -- to anyone who anxious to read Book 7 and wants to do some sleuthing of their own while they wait.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By HP_the_wizard on August 15, 2005
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This is a very good review book of the first five books in the series. Good analysis and organization, this book is a good reference to books 1-5 in the series.

Like most HP fans, I also recommend the newly published ULTIMATE UNOFFICIAL HARRY POTTER HALF-BLOOD PRINCE BOOK 6 TRIVIA BOOK by author Daniel Lawrence for even more insights and clues to HBP Book 6 and the new GOF Movie 4. I consider Authors Waters and Daniel Lawrence to be the leading experts on HP info. I highly recommend reading the above to become an expert and true fan of HP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Rael on June 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved Galadriel's guide to Books 1-4, and this one does have all the same imformation, but the format change does make it a muddier read. In the first guidebook she would site a passage (with page number) and then discuss it in a seperated section. Now she has combined the two without any page numbers and in more of a 'free form' style.
It's still a quality guide, just harder to get through.
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By Loralie Wilson on June 5, 2014
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Excellent transaction. Excellent condition. Perfect all around. A great item at a fantastic price. Words cannot describe my experience on Amazon as of late. The item bought was in excellent condition and served its purpose well. Nothing can compare and have nothing ill to say of it, nor do I have anything else to mention that needs concern. Highly recommend for anyone who shops on the internet! Amazon is always the best!
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By Erica on October 28, 2012
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The book talked a lot about running bits and was a little annoying to keep reading. I wish it was more like the Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter analysis of books 1-4. This book wasn't as fun or as interesting to read.
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By A. Brookshire on April 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
Once again Wizarding World Press has asked and answered some of the most intriguing questions that arise in book five of Harry Potter. This is recommended as an essential part of a Harry Potter library.
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