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A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures
A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures | Pottermore Publishing
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This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name. Well-known folkloric creatures like giants, dragons and merpeople, and lesser-known beings such as Acromantula and Hippogriffs, all play a key role in Harry Potters journey. In the past, naturalists and explorers travelled the globe to encounter weird and wonderful creatures that enhanced our knowledge of the world and pushed forward the development of science. Nevertheless, it seems part of human nature to want to believe in the unbelievable: from the bestiaries and cabinets of curiosities of the medieval period onwards. We think that truth and myth are easily distinguished today, but magical creatures and the stories around them continue to fascinate us and they are as central to the Harry Potter stories as Harry, Hermione and Ron. This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Care of Magical Creatures. The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.
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Linsy
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A fun dip into the real-life magic that inspired the Wizarding World to finish out my readathon! I also got to start my newest Agatha Christie Club read. 💙💚💜

I only made it to 20 hours, but I had fun! Thanks again to our hosts and congrats on the milestone, @MrBook!

#mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday #nfnov

MrBook Thank you ☺️🤗! You did fantastic!!!😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥 2mo
Andrew65 Only! That is brilliant. Well done. 🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏👏😊👍🎯 2mo
Linsy @MrBook Thanks!!! You make Litsy a great place 😊 2mo
Linsy @Andrew65 Guess I‘m a bit of a perfectionist. Thanks!! 😁 2mo
Andrew65 @Linsy I can suffer from that same disease. 😔 2mo
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Linsy
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“Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder not only believed a toad could silence a noisy crowd, but that a bone in its right side could cool boiling water, while a bone in its left side could repel the attack of a dog.”

#til #nfnov

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