Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

Title:Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781408890776
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages

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.

Contents:
The magical world of Harry Potter --
The journey --
Potions and alchemy --
Herbology --
Charms --
Astronomy --
Divination --
Defence against the dark arts --
Care of magical creatures --
Past, present, future --
The British Library --
J. K. Rowling.


    Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    That's right.There's a Harry Potter exhibit. And it's a whole motherfudging ocean away. Deeeeeep Breaths. For those of you, like myself, simmering in a cauldron of jealous envy...well, at least we c...

  • Calista

    Cute work on some of the ideas J. K. came up with. There is some original art pieces and manuscripts that Jo worked on in the writing process. It’s really cool to see those concepts that she had. He...

  • Trish

    2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the very first Harry Potter book, the beginning of a magical journey for so many people around the world. There are a lot of interesting facts sur...

  • Barbara

    In 2017 'The British Library' mounted an exhibition called "Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel. ...

  • Lucy Langford

    So I bought this straight after visiting the HP history of magic exhibition at the British library... literally, they were selling these books on a book stand at the end of the exhibition and I just c...

  • David Schaafsma

    I was unable to attend the exhibition at the British Library on the occasion of the twentieth year since the 1997 release of the first Harry Potter volume. Well, a book about Harry Potter and magic, y...

  • Barbara

    In 2017 'The British Library' mounted an exhibition called "Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel. ...

  • Kristen

    4.5 I'm going to be honest, I think that if I read pretty much ANYTHING Harry Potter that I would like it. Even if it sucked pretty hardcore, I would probably like it to some degree. Anytime I am able...

  • ? Ashley ?

    ✩ 5 Stars ✩ I recommend the physical book, it is gorgeous and a quick informative read! PSA: Be warned the audiobook is HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING!! Ahhh my ears 🙉🙉🙉 (But more power to you if y...

  • Veronique

    Having bought the ‘adult’ version, I wasn’t going to get this one, thinking erroneously that it wouldn’t be as good. Silly really because I enjoyed it as much! At the base of it, the informati...