Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/10/1
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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.
This richly researched and fascinating exploration of magical history is written by the British Library's curatorial team.
That being said, I will admit that when I first saw this... I hesitated buying a copy. For starters, it's listed as "paperback" and I questioned the quality/durability. Also, I really wasn't sure what to expect as this is a collection of stuff, but not really anything NEW by Rowling.
**But when I saw this in a local store, I was impressed by the THICK CARDSTOCK cover and decided that I really DID want to have it added to my collection. It's much more durable than a "paperback" book and is more on par with the quality of a "coffee table" book, so don't be turned off by this detail!***
I was not disappointed! It's colorful, it has both familiar stuff (artwork from the illustrated editions) plus brand new things (handwritten notes, sketches and many other things from Rowling). I've re-read through all of the original stuff some many times (and still love it every time) but it was to have something "new" to enjoy for the first time again.
You can see my review for the "adult" History of Magic exhibit companion book here: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3LWC0UZD37I1R/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8