Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read, Book 3

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1. Word Count: 107,253 words

2. Mythology (**Possible Spoiler***): Both Sirius Black and Remus Lupin's names are rooted in mythology. Sirius is a bright star situated in the constellation Canis Major, also known as the Big Dog. The Sirius Star is frequently referred to as the Dog Star. In Latin, 'Lupo' means wolf, and Remus is one of the twin brothers raised by a female wolf (lupa) in Roman mythology.

It was difficult to find very much trivia about this book in the series, so that's all I have come up with for now. But enjoy the cover art!

Peruvian Book Cover

German Cover Art

1 comment:

Dewey said...

I really find that my knowledge of mythology increases my enjoyment of the books, and it's fun to explain all the mythological connections to the kids, too, and get them interested in reading more mythology on their own!