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A journey through a history of magic. Cover Image Book Book

A journey through a history of magic.

British Library, (sponsoring body.). Arthur A. Levine Books, (publisher.).


Complementing the British Library exhibit, this book covers thousands of years of magic history by tyeing them in to the curriculum at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. The exhibition includes artifacts from the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher's Stone and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands, and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1338267108
  • ISBN: 9781338267105
  • Physical Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head of title: Harry Potter.
"This book is based on the British Library exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic"--Title page verso.
"A collection of artifacts from the British Library exhibition in the UK Harry Potter, A History of Magic"--Front cover.
"British Library" -- Front cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1170L Lexile
Subject: Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series > History > Exhibitions.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series > Miscellanea > Exhibitions.
British Library > Exhibitions.
Witchcraft > History > Exhibitions.
Magic in literature > Exhibitions.
Wizards in literature > Exhibitions.
Genre: Young adult > nonfiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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La Conner Regional Library J 823.9 113465 CHILDREN Available -

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