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Author Brake, Mark, author.

Title The super cool science of Harry Potter : the spell-binding science behind the magic, creatures, witches, and wizards of the Potter universe! / Mark Brake.

Publication Info. New York : Sky Pony Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J 791.43 HARRY POTTER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J NEW 500 BRA    DUE 10-14-21
Description 139 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "An unofficial guide"--Cover.
Contents Magical philosophy. Why do wizards and witches study astronomy at Hogwarts? ; Can nature, like magic, conjure something out of nothing? ; What is the real story of the quest for the Sorcerer's Stone? ; The dream of alchemy: where do metals truly turn into gold? ; Who was the real Merlin? ; Who really was the last great wizard? ; How would Hermione's time-turner work? ; What kind of prophecy is possible? -- Technical trickery and paraphernalia. Could scientists be the modern wizards and witches? ; Could science make Moody's mad eye? ; When will Muggles make moving portraits? ; How could you make your own Marauder's Map to skip class? ; How could you make a Weasley family clock? -- Herbology, zoology, and potions. Is the bezoar a real antidote? ; Devil's Snare: what are the real-life flesh-eating plants? ; Do real-life love potions work? ; Do Muggle spies have their own veritaserum potion? ; Will Muggles evolve mental powers like Snape? ; Could nature make its own Fluffy? ; Where and when might Muggles find dragons? ; Why would pigeons, and not owls, make a wizard's best friend? ; Why are Death Eater "pure-bloods" wrong about race? -- Magical melting pot. Platform 9 3/4: are there real hidden railway stations in London? ; How could you make a Room of Requirement? ; Are force fields the Muggle version of shield charms? ; Will Muggles ever have arithmancy? ; Could Muggles master the memory transfer of a pensieve? ; Can Muggles develop their own form of teleportation? ; What is the Muggle version of the Horcrux? ; Is it just wizards and witches who have wands?.
Summary Discover the scientific secrets of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, and more in J. K. Rowling's universe. Movie-goers and young readers the world over have been spellbound by the tales of "the boy who lived." J. K. Rowling's stories have conjured ideas of magic and sorcery into our minds like no other book series before. But nature is its own magic. And Muggle scientists have uncovered answers for the weird and wonderful questions from the magic world. Questions such as: Who was the real Merlin? Who really was the last great wizard? Do real-life love potions work? Platform 93/4: are there real hidden railway stations in London? And many more! The Super Cool Science of Harry Potter is for any young fan of Harry Potter. You don't need to be a witch or wizard to weave your magical way through the facts about your favorite characters, potions, spells, and mysteries from the boy wizard's world!
Subject Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Harry Potter films -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Science in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Magic in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Wizards in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Science in motion pictures -- Juvenile literature.
Magic in motion pictures -- Juvenile literature.
Wizards in motion pictures -- Juvenile literature.
Harry Potter series (Rowling, J. K.) (OCoLC)fst01914044
Harry Potter films. (OCoLC)fst01763853
Magic in literature. (OCoLC)fst01005497
Magic in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01005498
Science in literature. (OCoLC)fst01108731
Science in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01108733
Wizards in literature. (OCoLC)fst01176454
Wizards in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01905160
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Trivia and miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01921748
ISBN 151075380X (paperback)
9781510753808 (paperback)
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