I just saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – good movie but it takes a bit of light reading to fully enjoy the movie’s plot. To start, read and understand all 7 books (found here) . Once done, the reading is not over because this is the U.S. in the 1920’s so a understanding of Rappaport’s Law is required and of course a history of the Seventeenth Century and Beyond. This will all be on the test – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will not hold your hand ever. Oh, and for those reading the book by Mr. Scamander, none of the beasts will be needed for the test, they are just fun CGI. Great movie for Potter super fans but others will need a tutor.
Pottermore content is coming on e-book for those who don’t wish to seek it out on the site.
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.
Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.
So, for those who want to quench their thirst for more knowledge about the wizarding world, such as why the Black family bestow such odd names to their children, how a witch or wizard becomes a portrait, or what J.K. Rowling really thinks about Professor Umbridge, step right this way to find out.
Wile this by no means covers all content (the Sorting and Wand quizzes are the best) it makes things quicker for getting the information you really want from Pottermore. Coming September 6th.
The American wizarding school of Ilvermorny receives background on Pottermore in the lead up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.