Harry Potter

Harry Potter

A Journey Through A History of Magic

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Complementing the British Library exhibit, provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, covering thousands of years of magic history and displaying artifacts released from the Library's archives, previously-unseen materials, and items from throughout the world.
"As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this book uncovering thousands of years of magical history. Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher's Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci's notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky. Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories."--Cover flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781338267105
Branch Call Number: 823.914 HARRY
Characteristics: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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Jan 07, 2019

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

Dec 14, 2018

I love Harry potter and i love history and magic

Nov 01, 2018

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

Sep 06, 2018

Please cancel your hold...
Now I have to pay a fine...

Aug 16, 2018


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.

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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