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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Kindle Single) (Pottermore Presents)
‘No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasons most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858-1865): “their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it.”’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. 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 power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts – and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.
Kindle Kids Deal are sponsored by this week’s Kids Corner Book of The Week:
Writing is excellent and the story is really very strong indeed. I love all the fantasy elements – they are extremely well considered… something really special. I know 6-year-olds and 60-year-olds who would enjoy this! (Lucy Cuthew, author)
A charming and exciting story, and I was impressed by all sorts of things, including the voice of the novel, handling of the structure, and the emerging plot. (Writer’s Workshop)
The White Island is a fantastical middle-grade children’s story about Gopi, a hapless soldier tasked by his Queen with a quest to save the Island. Gopi must cross an ocean, battle a sea dragon and deliver the heir to the White Island to the Upper World until he is ready to return and fight for his legacy.
Eleven years later and Nana tells her grandson Jag the story of the White Island and how it sunk to the bottom of the sea. Jag soon realises that there is more to his history than he has been told.
On his eleventh birthday, Jag’s world is turned upside down. He is sent to live with his Nana in India, but he never makes it. Instead Jag arrives in a very different place, one which has always been his destiny – a destiny that it is now time for him to fulfil.