Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

by J. K. Rowling

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Overview

‘No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasons most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858-1865): “their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it.”’ – J.K. RowlingPottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts - and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781106297
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Pottermore Presents Series , #2
Sold by: Pottermore Limited
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 71
Sales rank: 16,799
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016, and on Broadway in the spring of 2018. In 2012 J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features, and articles, as well as original content from J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adult readers, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion of Honour, France’s Légion d’honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

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No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasons most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858-1865): "their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it."

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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice short explainations, a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some great back ground information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for harry potter fans!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters' backgrounds were good to know to make sense of their bahavior towards others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very fun, quick read with great backstory info.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative, especially for true fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best book their is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only complaint I have about this is that it is too short. Please continue with additional volumes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed getting background information. I recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anything JK Rowling writes is superb. She goes in depth about a lot of the characters. Very exciting to read allthe little extras.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the whole series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how much detail JK put into everything. So much there wasn't enough for the books so she has a giant website and these these snips of info.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but a lot of repeated information from the other books
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Most of the facts about Horace Slughorn, Peeves, Dolores Umbridge were really fascinating and helped me understand their character profile
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18876111 More than 1 year ago
How could I not love this? It was short but enjoyable and there were some things that made me laugh. I loved the description of Dolores Umbridge, "Dolores Umbridge may have looked like an iced cupcake, but she was anything but sweet." I can't think of a better description for her, the fact that she's a former Slytherin explains a lot. The Chapter on Horace Slughorn proves that not all former Slytherins are bad or evil. The history of the formation of the Ministry For Magic and how Azkaban came to be was really interesting. While these stories are short, they pack in a lot of information.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are not "short stories", they are merely biographies, a list of fact regarding 5 characters. I'm really disappointed -- the title was misleading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um..isnt it obvious? Shes better.