The Standard Book of Spells - Grade 1

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The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 was the first book in The Standard Book of Spells series, written by Miranda Goshawk. It was a required textbook for first year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Charms differ from Transfiguring Spells in the following manner: a charm adds certain properties to an object or creature, whereas a transfiguring spell will change it into something utterly different. The lesser charms are not very difficult to break and many of those that you learn as a young wizard will wear off in a matter of days or even hours. Dark charms are known as jinxes, hexes and curses. This book does not deal with such spells. Lapses in concentration while charming can result in painful side effects – remember Wizard Baruffio, who said ‘s’ instead of ‘f’ and found himself lying on the floor with a buffalo on his chest. Some charms will be ineffective on large creatures such as trolls, whose hides repel all but the more powerful spells.

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Fire Making

Chapter 4

Fire Making
"From lighting a warm hearth to igniting a Christmas pudding, the Fire-Making Spell is always useful around the wizarding household. However, the ability to produce fire with the flick of a wand can be dangerous to your fellow students (and worse, your books)."
—Miranda Goshawk[src]
The Fire-Making Spell[2], also known as the Fire-Making Charm[3] (Incendio[3][1][2]) is a charm and a form of Conjuration that can be used to conjure a jet of orange and red flame, thereby setting things alight[2].

This spell is listed in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk. This spell is also taught to students during their first year in Herbology class to deal with Devil's Snare and is reviewed in fifth year for students sitting the O.W.L. exams.

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