Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Knight Bus

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Knight Bus
Type Magical vehicle
Features Purple triple-decker bus
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

OverviewEdit

The Knight Bus is a means of transportation for the stranded wizard; it will carry you from anywhere to anywhere (in England anyway) if you have the fare.

Extended DescriptionEdit

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

The Knight Bus is summoned by raising your wand arm. It is fitted inside with four-poster beds, and you can get a toothbrush or a mug of hot chocolate if you choose; though it's probably best to skip the latter, as the ride is rough enough to cause you to spill your mug.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Knight Bus appears in its daytime configuration. The four-poster beds are replaced by ordinary chairs, which like the beds are not anchored, so they slide around the inside of the bus with every swerve.

One side note: The Knight Bus in the movie of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban contains, as decoration, a number of shrunken heads which talk. The author is on record as saying that, while she didn't think that detail up, she rather wishes she had. [1]

AnalysisEdit

QuestionsEdit

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

NotesEdit

  1. Interview on the extended DVD set

Greater PictureEdit

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.
Last modified on 9 November 2011, at 03:41