Title – Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Author – The British Library
How I Got It – From the publisher
Pages – 256 pages
Publication Date – October 20th 2017 by Bloomsbury
ISBN – 9781408890769
My Rating – ★★★★★/5
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of The British Library.
It promises to take readers on a facinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Whitchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creature.”
I received a copy of Harry Potter: A History of Magic from Bloomsbury Australia to review.
I read a copy of Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic last year and even though I liked it, I felt like the target audience was families and children. If you want to check out my review of that edition you can here. But this edition definitely has a lot more information and is targeted toward older readers.
I haven’t been to the exhibition, even though I’d love to, so I can’t say if all of what is shown at the exhibition is included in the book. But I don’t see why it wouldn’t…
I had read some things in this from the other edition. But this one had a lot more information. My favourite parts were from Rowling’s archives and the illustrations from Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill. I did like reading all the other parts of the exhibit, especially because I won’t see it in person. They were really interesting.
There’s no question that I preferred this edition of Harry Potter: A History of Magic to the other one. I do wish that I could see it in person but I’m glad that Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and The British Library created this amazing book for people who can’t travel to London.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter then I definitely recommend reading a copy of this. Especially if you can’t see it in person too.
*Thank you Bloomsbury Australia for sending me a copy to review*