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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling

Published August 22, 2020

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling

Book info

  • Title Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
  • Author J.K. Rowling
  • Year 2016
  • Genres Fantasy, Childrens, Magic

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 heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories' most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney's life, and you'll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

Thoughts

I was browsing through some of the shorter books on my digital bookshelf and I realised I don’t remember buying these and if I read them, I’ve forgotten what was inside. I know at the time some people were annoyed that this was writing that was also available for free on the Pottermore website, but I do think there’s a value in gathering things together in an easy package. Particularly this one, which neatly links together a few different topics.

The most important and interesting is additional information about the life of Minerva McGonagall, who is a real hero of the books, the films and the general universe. It was also interesting to read about JK’s thoughts on writing and killing off Remus Lupin. I’ve got the other of these Pottermore Presents books, so I’ll dash through that one soon as well.

Rating: 4 / 5

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