JK Rowling to release four new Harry Potter books on the history of magic next month


AUTHOR J. K. Rowling has announced she is to release four new Harry Potter books as early as next month.

She will unveil the digital short stories themed on the lessons the wizard and his friends studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The books are set to be released next month

The books are set to be released next month[/caption]

They will all be called Harry Potter: A Journey Through… and released on her website Pottermore.

A statement said: “Prepare to delve deeper into the rich history of magic with this new series of eBook shorts, inspired by the British Library exhibition and its companion books, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

“The series features four bitesize reads, each themed by Hogwarts lessons, and will take you back in time once again to learn about the traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, accompanied by some new, gorgeous line drawings from London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason.

“These eBook shorts are adapted from the audiobook and are a chance to absorb the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic in a more compact form – perfect for the train or whatever Muggle transport you prefer.

Each read is themed on a Hogwarts lesson
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Each read is themed on a Hogwarts lesson[/caption]

“In addition to exploring the origins of magic through history and folklore, the eBook shorts will also feature notes, manuscript pages and charming sketches as previously seen in Harry Potter: A History of Magic.”

The first two books Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts and Potions and Herbology will be released on June 27 with Divination and Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures out later.

They'll also feature notes, manuscript pages and sketches

They’ll also feature notes, manuscript pages and sketches[/caption]

J.K.’s seven original books and eight films as well as a themed area at Universal Studios and a studio tour in London have earned her a fortune of £750million.

Two films based on Potter related book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have also been released and combined grossed £312m. Three more are planned.

A Harry Potter play, The Cursed Child, has also been released on London’s West End and on Broadway in the US.

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Earlier this week, we told you Harry Potter superfans threw a Hogwarts-themed wedding, complete with a flying Ford and their very own Hedwig.

We also revealed Harry Potter has been dubbed the most inspirational children’s book character in parents’ reading poll.

And we showed you Universal Studios Orlando have released a new video of its Harry Potter ride so you can see what it’s like to go on it yourself.



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