Qty:1
  • List Price: $18.95
  • Save: $1.90 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Ultimate Unofficial Guide... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by BigHeartedBooks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (Analysis of Book 5) Paperback – July 8, 2005


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.05
$3.64 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime
$17.05 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.



Editorial Reviews

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.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • 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: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 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: #1,262,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By HP_the_wizard on August 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Loralie Wilson on June 5, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Erica on October 28, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol Grizzard on March 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is Galadriel Waters and friends' take on the FIFTH book--not the most recent entry--in the Harry Potter series. Unlike the first volume, which analyzed the first four books by raising questions and then answering them, this one provides few answers--but plenty of provocative questions. There are frequent references to another JK Rowling book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I suggest you have it with you as you read.

Each chapter is analyzed in light of things that have happened earlier (in the first four books as well as this one). Wordplay is one of the main "clues" Waters investigates; she's certainly found puns and anagrams that I had overlooked, although I think at times she may be seeing word clues that aren't really there. Nonetheless, she has obviously put a great deal of hard work into this area of the book. She also has some interesting hints on what may have been going on at 12 Grimmauld Place that the characters overlooked.

The last section, Book 6 and Beyond, was the most interesting to me. Here are analyses about the strategic positions at the end of Order of the Phoenix, discussions of possible character participation in the next book, Half-Blood Prince, as well as of the prophecy and Frequently Asked Questions.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Frequently Bought Together

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (Analysis of Book 5) + Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter: Analysis of Book 6
Price for both: $35.00

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together