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
1338267108
Branch Call Number: Y 823.914 HA
Characteristics: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

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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...
Now I have to pay a fine...

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krish7
Aug 16, 2018

LOVE IT.

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