Create Your Own Familiar

We've been traveling around the country visiting schools and at each one the students have created their own Familiar Story.

Friday, March 19, 2010


In the spirit of March Madness, here on the blog this month we will be holding the first official Familiar Madness Tournament. 16 of the all-time great familiars from literature, film, and television will face off in a single elimination tourney to decide who is the greatest of them all.

16. Fawkes – Dumbledore’s pet phoenix

“Fawkes lived with Dumbledore at Hogwarts Castle for a large part of his life. Being a phoenix, Fawkes periodically dies by bursting into flames and is then reborn from the ashes. Fawkes also possesses several other remarkable powers; his healing tears, his ability to carry heavy weight with remarkable grace and strength, and also can teleport at will.” (Wiki)

Immortality, healing abilities, teleportation. Not to mention that his tailfeather was the magic ingredient in Harry Potter’s wand. Uh-oh. Looks like we might have saved the best familiar for last.

Monday: Half the First Round match-ups are announced! Be sure to tune back in after the weekend.


  1. Oh yes...I almost forget about Fawkes (for shame!). He is loyal, caring, and can tell good from evil in the blink of an eye....yep, definitely high up on the list in this match!

  2. Fawkes is one of my favorites!