- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4989 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Publisher: Pottermore Publishing (6 September 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JLXET7G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1,022 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Kindle Single) (Pottermore Presents Book 3) Kindle Edition
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From the Publisher
Newt Scamander and his Beasts
Newt Scamander is a Magizoologist who has been traveling the world to find and document magical creatures, hoping to educate the wizarding world about why they are important and need to be protected. In his travels, he has rescued a wide variety of beasts, great and small, which he keeps in a case that magically provides more than enough room for the menagerie he cares for and protects. Newt is an outsider, a bit awkward, and more comfortable with creatures than his fellow wizards and witches. Hailing from England, he was once a student at Hogwarts but was expelled for endangering human life with a beast. Yet there was one professor who fought for him, a certain Albus Dumbledore. No one could have imagined then that Newt would someday write one of Hogwarts’ most important textbooks: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The mischievous Niffler is small, furry and black with a long, rounded snout, making it look like a cross between a mole and a duck-billed platypus. With an irrepressible predilection for anything glittery, this burrowing but remarkably fast and agile little beast will snatch or steal whatever shiny object catches its eye. The Niffler stores its treasures in the pouch on its belly, which holds considerably more than seems possible. Though gentle and even affectionate, the Niffler can be quite destructive in its pursuit of sparkly things, so, word to the wise: they do not make good house pets.
The sprig-like Bowtruckle can be immensely difficult to spot in a natural environment as it is not only very small but also can easily blend into any foliage. It is a maximum of eight inches in height and appears to be made out of a tree stem with roots, tiny leafy _branches and two brown eyes. Newt has at least six of these little beasts—named Pickett, Titus, Finn, Poppy, Marlow and Tom—though he can’t help but play favorites with Pickett, whom he keeps safe in his breast pocket. The Bowtruckle, which eats only insects, is a peaceable and intensely shy creature.
The Thunderbird is a large, regal avian creature native to the arid climate of Arizona. Its head is similar to that of an eagle or, in the wizarding world, a Hippogriff. Its multiple powerful wings shimmer with cloud- and sun-like patterns and their flapping can create storms. Thunderbirds can also sense danger. After rescuing a Thunderbird from traffickers in Egypt, Newt named him Frank and promised to return him to his natural habitat in Arizona. Sadly, one of Frank’s legs bears the wounds of having been chained, but his gratitude to Newt for having rescued him is evident.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
More items to explore
Review this product
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top international reviews
My favourite segment was relating to Time Turners - their showing in the series was brief but I always wanted to know more about their working and limitations. There's a tantalizingly small and yet satisfying amount of knowledge found about them here (which made me instantly want to go back and read the third book all over again!).
A great addition to your Potter library.
Anywho, I was very excited about this series of books and oh wow did they blow my mind. I loved learning about the history of Hogwarts and more about the supporting cast of Harry Potter. This is what I want more of. Who knew Minerva McGonagal’s past was so fraught with heartache or the exact details of Professor Trewlany’s legacy?
This series will satiate the appetite of any HP fan….but don’t expect it to last too long. WE. WANT. MORE!
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1), Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents, #2), Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents, #3) are all available now.
For more information regarding JK Rowling (@JK_Rowling) please visit [...]
Series: Pottermore Presents (#3)
Author: JK Rowling
Release Date: 6th September 2016
Challenges: 2016 Read the Books You Buy, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): ‘The Ministry of Magic felt strongly, however, that to construct an additional wizarding station in the middle of London would stretch even the Muggles’ notorious determination not to notice magic when it was exploding in front of their faces.’ – J.K. Rowling. Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com. 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. Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page.
I'm not all that sure what I was expecting from Hogwarts an Incomplete & Unreliable Guide, I was completely engrossed learning various things about Hogwarts that probably couldn't have been learnt in any other way, and it is those little details that I think makes Rowling's world so engaging in the first place.
What I found even more interesting was that this book contained almost a commentary from JK Rowling herself, which let the reader know why things weren't included in the series or how she made a decision about what or who to include.
This was interesting and I enjoyed learning more about Hogwarts.
Whilst most fans will know a lot of what is shared within this short text, it is still a great nostalgic read for fans and let's face it, we'd read a cereal box of Rowling had written it! I did find it fun to see what some of the characters would have been named in another version of the books and especially enjoyed the Ghosts section in which we see the beheading (nearly) of nearly headless Nick.
Overall a nice addition for fans, which Pottermore users might already be familiar with, with some interesting facts and anecdotes from Rowling.
The Incomplete and Unreliable Guide provides lots of interesting tidbits about Hogwarts, from the inspiration behind Rowling's decision to use Kings Cross Station to the legend of Sir Cadogan. While there isn't a terribly large amount of new information, I did like discovering what the hitherto unseen Hufflepuff common room looked like and reading about Rowling's other ideas before settling on the Sorting Hat.
The biggest disappointment about this guide was its length. "Incomplete" is the right word for it as it presents a highly focused look at a few areas of Hogwarts and ignores others entirely. Still, it's a valuable resource for a fan of the series and provides an interesting look into what life is like for a young witch or wizard attending the school for the first time.
It's nice to get that extra insight. I kind of feel like revisiting the original books now and looking at it again with this new knowledge.... I just might you know