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{{Quote|The ideal starting point for every student of Transfiguration.|Advert at [[Flourish and Blotts]].|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|The ideal starting point for every student of Transfiguration.|Advert at [[Flourish and Blotts]].|Pottermore}}
'''''A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration''''' is a text book on [[Transfiguration]] by [[Emeric Switch]]. It was a required textbook for [[Transfiguration]] classes for [[First year|first]]<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref> and [[Second year|second year]]<ref name="CS4">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 4 (''At Flourish and Blotts'')</ref> students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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'''''A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration''''' is a textbook on [[Transfiguration]] by [[Emeric Switch]]. This textbook was used as an introduction to Transfiguration for young witches and wizards, it contained basic transformation spells.
A copy of this book costs 1 [[Galleon]] at [[Flourish and Blotts]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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==Contents==
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== History ==
*[[Badgering]] (possibly)
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*[[Beetle Buttons]] (possibly)
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== History ==
*[[Match to needle]] (possibly)
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It was a required textbook for [[Transfiguration]] classes for [[First year|first]]<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref> and [[Second year|second year]]<ref name="CS4">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 4 (''At Flourish and Blotts'')</ref> students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. A copy of this book costs 1 [[Galleon]] at [[Flourish and Blotts]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
*[[Mice to Snuffboxes]] (possibly)
 
*[[Rabbit Slippers]] (possibly)
 
*''[[Reparifarge]]''<ref name="pottermore">''Pottermore''</ref>
 
*[[Snail to Teapot]] ([[Incantation]] in Chapter XXL)<ref name="PSf">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''</ref>
 
*[[Switching Spell]] (probably)<ref>The hand for this is shown on ''Pottermore'', hence it's likely that this is one of the spells included. This also explains how Hermione would know about them.</ref>
 
*''[[Vera Verto]]'' (possibly)
 
   
==History==
 
 
Before [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s [[1992–1993 school year|first year]] at Hogwarts, [[Lucius Malfoy]] managed to slip [[Tom Riddle's diary]] into her second-hand copy of the book in [[Flourish and Blotts]], leading to the re-opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in that term.<ref name="CS4" />
 
Before [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s [[1992–1993 school year|first year]] at Hogwarts, [[Lucius Malfoy]] managed to slip [[Tom Riddle's diary]] into her second-hand copy of the book in [[Flourish and Blotts]], leading to the re-opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in that term.<ref name="CS4" />
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==Known contents==
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*''[[Reparifarge]]''<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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*[[Snail to Teapot]]<ref name="PSf">''{{PSF}}</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The book's cover is brown in the film, but violet in the first game and red in ''[[Pottermore]]''.
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*The book's cover is brown in the film but violet in the first game and red in ''[[Pottermore]]''.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PS1 version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', this book is titled 'A Beginner's Guide to Transformation.'
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PS1 version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', this book is titled ''A Beginner's Guide to Transformation''.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
[[File:A begginers guide to transfiguration!.jpg|thumb|left|The book in the films]]
 
[[File:A begginers guide to transfiguration!.jpg|thumb|left|The book in the films]]

Latest revision as of 16:18, November 14, 2014

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A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration
Publication information
Author

Emeric Switch

Released

pre. 1991

Subject

Transfiguration

Copies

Hogwarts textbook

"The ideal starting point for every student of Transfiguration."
—Advert at Flourish and Blotts.[src]

A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration is a textbook on Transfiguration by Emeric Switch. This textbook was used as an introduction to Transfiguration for young witches and wizards, it contained basic transformation spells.

History Edit

History Edit

It was a required textbook for Transfiguration classes for first[1] and second year[2] students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish and Blotts.[3]

Before Ginny Weasley's first year at Hogwarts, Lucius Malfoy managed to slip Tom Riddle's diary into her second-hand copy of the book in Flourish and Blotts, leading to the re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets in that term.[2]

Known contentsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

A begginers guide to transfiguration!

The book in the films

Notes and referencesEdit


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration

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