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Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

9781408890776

Bloomsbury
Available: 10/20/17
9.75 x 9.88 · 144 pages
Ages 12 years and up
9781408890776
CDN $19.99 · pb

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An irresistible romp through the history of magic – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird and wonderful artefacts from the British Library archives. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn 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. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

This richly researched and fascinating exploration of magical history is written by the British Library's curatorial team.