Harry Potter

Harry Potter

A Journey Through A History of Magic

Book - 2017
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"An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts -- packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic."--from the Book Depository.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781408890776
9781338267105
Characteristics: 143 pages :,illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: British Library

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EmReadsTheBigBooks
Aug 14, 2020

I liked this book a lot and i think it's great insight on how JKR wrote her amazing series!

wongkyla Jun 30, 2020

A great book to deep dive into the Harry Potter universe.

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Happyunicorn1
Jun 21, 2020

This book is fun for grade 4 to grade 6 students.It is so helpful.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 17, 2019

Review By The Tiny Astronaut I've been always excited to read something related to Harry Potter, and here I am, talking about the history of the magical world; having a myriad of incredible things happened which nothing has ever been like nor imagined; I'm sure you can imagine how excited I am. The book was divided into nine chapters, each has their own story: the first one is "the Journey", allows you to travel among the magical world; and once you are "warmed up", there comes the main story which is the courses. Starting with Potions and Alchemy, then Herbology, Charms, Astronomy, Divination, Defence Against The Dark Arts, and Care of Magical Creatures. The last chapter was written as a summary. There were some pictures labelled as "kept in the British Library" which I doubt whether if it was true. However, the whole story is made up of myriad essays and paragraphs and each one of them is combined with as least one picture. This could help the readers (me personally) a lot, not just helping to comprehend, but also keep the story from getting boring. Since the book had been so ingenious in both setting and characterization, thus if I were to mark this book I would undoubtedly give 100. -@tiny_astronaut of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Hortonheim
Oct 23, 2019

Like a museum exhibit put into book form. Very interesting!

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LivMoore2007
Jun 20, 2019

i own this book. still amazing in my world tho!

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calgary006
Jan 07, 2019

I love these side books that add depth to the world of Harry Potter!

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minnipants
Dec 14, 2018

I love Harry potter and i love history and magic

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Gwen904
Nov 01, 2018

Fantastic, imaginative work by J.K. Rowling; an intriguing look into the history of the Wizarding World.

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turningpointe
Sep 06, 2018

Please cancel your hold...
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Sep 17, 2019

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