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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krish7
Aug 16, 2018

LOVE IT.

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shlby69m
Jul 28, 2018

Very interesting historical museum artifacts. Drafts of Rowling's writings not so interesting. the binding poorly done so pages were falling out.

Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Jul 19, 2018

If you're a fan of Harry Potter, I definitely recommend picking up this gem! Having not been to the British Library exhibit myself, I'm so glad I can experience at least a part of it through this volume. Here you can find reproductions of historical artifacts about magical history and creatures, such as the first volume to describe the basilisk--JK actually used some of these historical volumes for reference while writing HP! Not only that, but you can see reproductions of JK's hand-written first drafts, notes, sketches, and other artifacts documenting the history of the novels themselves. Seeing her notes and changes and iterations is fascinating and gives special insight into her writing process.

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Mar 27, 2018

Wonderful! Lovely! ...

SPPL_Anna Mar 20, 2018

Having gone to the exhibit in the fall of 2017, this little look at it is lovely, but I am very much hoping that the full book is published here soon as it includes everything.

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