Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

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.

Title:Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781408890776
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About British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and a major research library. It is the world's largest library in terms of total number of items, holding over 150 million of them from many countries, in many languages and in many formats. The Library's collections include around 14 million books (second only to the United States' Library of Congress), along with substantial hold


    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...

  • 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...

  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)

    Este fue un libro súper divertido de leer, sobre todo porque tienen un montón de material extra sobre el mundo de Harry Potter que nunca había visto la luz: ilustraciones de J. K. Rowling, manuscri...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jamie (The Kansan Reader)

    If you are like me and love Harry Potter, I suggest this book. It gives a great background on JK Rowling and has many of her drawings and planning of the books in it. It's awesome sauce....

  • Jess The Bookworm

    A great companion read for lovers of the Harry Potter series. This book goes through JK Rowling's inspirations for elements of her world building, taking us through the curriculum at Hogwarts, the cha...