Harry Potter's World
|J. K. Rowling's books:|
The Philosopher's Stone *
The Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Goblet of Fire
The Order of the Phoenix
The Half-Blood Prince
These are works of fiction that are the intellectual property of J.K. Rowling. Anyone who is interested in the "Harry Potter" phenomenon should read the books. There is no better way of understanding why the books are popular.
I have noticed a tendency of some people to assign copyright to Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers licensed the rights to make the movies from J.K. Rowling and owns the copyright to the movies.
The illustrations in the U.S. versions of the novels are the property of Mary Grandpré, but the text and characters in all the versions of the novels belong to J.K. Rowling.
* U.S. Title: The Sorcerer's Stone The change is a bit odd. The "philosopher's stone" is the name used by Americans who have read about alchemy and it appears in American dictionaries. Actually the U.S. versions are a little clunky. You really should read the original U.K./Bloomsbury versions available for sale on the Internet.
|Ministry of Magic|
Daily Prophet - newspaper
Barnabas Cuffe, Editor
Witch Weekly - magazine
The Quibbler - magazine
Transfiguration Today - magazine
WWN - Wizarding Wireless Network
Sickle [silver] = 29 Knuts
Galleon [gold] = 17 Sickles = 493 Knuts
Galleon is approximately $7.35 US. Because of the fluctuation in the currency markets, please contact Gringotts for the current rates of exchange.
|The Apothecary [Potion ingredients]||Gringotts Wizarding Bank|
|Borgin & Burkes [Knockturn Alley]||The Leaky Cauldron [Pub, Tom]|
|Eeylops Owl Emporium||Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions|
|Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor*||Magical Menagerie|
|Flourish & Blotts [Books]||Ollivander's* [Wands]|
|Gambol & Japes Wizarding Joke Shop||Quality Quidditch Supplies|
|Gladrags Wizardwear||Twilfitt & Tattings [Robes]|
|Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes|
* Currently closed under suspicious circumstances.
|Fleur Delacour||9½" rosewood with veela hair|
|Cedric Diggory||12¼" ash with unicorn tail hair|
|Rubeus Hagrid||16" oak [broken]|
|Viktor Krum||10¼" hornbeam with dragon heartstring [Gregorovitch]|
|Neville Longbottom||Cherry with unicorn tail hair|
|Harry Potter||11" holly with phoenix tail feather|
|James Potter||11" mahogany|
|Lily Potter||10¼" willow|
|Tom Riddle||13½" yew with phoenix tail feather|
|Ron Weasley||14" willow with unicorn tail hair|
Wands are manufactured from wood taken from trees guarded by bowtruckles with a central core from a magical creature. Tail hairs of unicorns, phoenix tail feathers, and dragon heartstrings are customary in British wands, but other nations favor different cores.
|Sirius "Padfoot" Black||Large black shaggy dog [unregistered]|
|Minerva McGonagall||Tabby cat|
|Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew||Grey rat [unregistered]|
|James "Prongs" Potter||Stag [unregistered]|
|Rita Skeeter||Beetle [unregistered]|
An Animagus is a wizard capable of transfiguring into an animal persona without needing a wand. The persona is fixed, always the same animal. The difference between a werewolf and an Animagus that becomes a wolf is that the Animagus remains a human mentally and can transform at will.
|Order of the Phoenix|