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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.
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A copy of this book costs 1 [[Galleon]] at [[Flourish and Blotts]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
 
A copy of this book costs 1 [[Galleon]] at [[Flourish and Blotts]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
==Contents==
 
*[[Badgering]] (possibly)
 
*[[Beetle Buttons]] (possibly)
 
*[[Match to needle]] (possibly)
 
*[[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==
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== History ==
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It was a required textbook and as such was on the list of items needed by first years for [[Transfiguration]] classes in 1991 and 1992 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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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 15:52, December 13, 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.

A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish and Blotts.[1]

History Edit

It was a required textbook and as such was on the list of items needed by first years for Transfiguration classes in 1991 and 1992 for first[2] and second year[3] students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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.[3]

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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