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, De...
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- Loved seeing where Rowling drew her inspiration and how she created this amazing world.
- This is the rare bit of Potter paraphernalia that is absolutely worth shelling out money for, and not just because it looks nice on your bookshelf. A recreation of the British Library museum that I desperately want to see, it blends real historical artifacts with drafts of the Potter books. It’s this last bit that makes it so totally worth it; eagle-eyed HP fans will jump at the chance to see the development of their favorite books. I know I to...
- I've been a fan of the Harry Potter series for nearly 17 years now, and it's helped me through many dark times, as well as helping me find the most awesome bunch of "on-line friends" around! But this book (and it's companion book) is absolutely glorious, full of interesting artifacts and information that inspired Rowling to write the best-selling books. Lots and lots of pictures of "old stuff" relating to magic, hand-drawn and hand-written inform...
- Further review to follow. This is the companion book aimed at a younger audience based on some of the arts and crafts included. I did feel like some of the books contents seemed a little advanced for that age group. However it was bright, colourful and had enough extras for most Harry Potter fans.
- I enjoyed this, I did. My downmarking it comes from the fact that I had so much trouble reading it. I have the Nook copy, and on my nook, any page with text on it would only load about 20% of the way, so I couldn't read anything. And then, reading it on the Nook app on my laptop got me the entire book, but anything that was handwritten or an image of a typewriter page of text (there are many of both) were nearly impossible to read because I could...
- Learn the history of Magic I don’t care who you are or what degrees you have, I promise this book will tell you something you didn’t know about the subjects taught at Hogwarts!
- The illustrations are wow, but nothing new, really. Strictly for die-hard HP fans.
- Wonderfully written and researched. BeautifulIllustrations.
- You really don't need both. But I did
- Beautiful illustrations with lots of clever artifacts. I felt like I was visiting the museum in person as I read the captions.
- Nothing really new, but a great collection of items from the Harry Potter world.
- Me when I found out this book was coming out:This book was fascinating and filled with artifacts that inspired the Harry Potter series. There were also wonderful illustrations of characters and hand written letters such as that of Alice Newton, who had been given the Harry Potter manuscript to read. If you cannot go to the Harry Potter exhibit like many of us, than this book is definitely for you.
- Gotta love my Fictional WorldLove being able to delve into my fictional word. I have been with the series since the beginning in 1998...
- My favorite bits were the annotations and illustrations by J. K. Rowling. Still waiting on the actual textbook "A History of Magic" though... Not to mention "Hogwarts, A History."