Newsweek’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Special Edition


Newsweek looks forward to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter with a glorious 100 page special edition!

As part of the excitement ramping up before the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newsweek printed an issue just for Potterheads. It’s been 20 years of the magic and mystery that sprang from the imaginative mind of J.K. Rowling. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the topic of celebration for this Newsweek Special Edition.

"Newsweek Special Edition presents Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, your inside guide to a fantastic, magical universe beloved by the entire world. This 100-page, special edition gathers together the greatest Harry Potter experts and fans in the world to reveal every delightful detail in the Harry Potter universe, from the hidden history of the Wizarding Schools to a breakdown of every spell taught at Hogwarts. Also featured are interviews with the actors and creators of the film franchise and a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Hop in your flying car or on your broomstick and grab a copy today!"

This publication is a must have for true Harry Potter fan. Among the fascinating articles are 2 articles penned by our friends over at MuggleNet, “Generation Potter” and “Boundless Enthusiasm.”

You’ll have to get your hands on the special edition to read those pieces along with the interviews and other content. Newsweek does provide excerpts of two of the articles to help you decide on your purchase.

A Definitive List of the Most Magical Harry Potter Moments

Admittedly this sort of thing is always up for debate among fans, but Alicia Kort comes up with a pretty good list. Her magical moments are also important plot moments, some of which further our understanding of a character.

  • Battle in the Ministry (Order of the Phoenix)
  • “Yer a wizard, Harry” (Sorcerer’s Stone)
  • Hermione Punches Malfoy (Prisoner of Azkaban)
  • Hermione’s Yule Ball Entrance (Goblet of Fire)
  • Voldemort’s Resurrection (Goblet of Fire)
  • Harry vs. Voldemort (Deathly Hallows Part 2)
  • Snape Kills Dumbledore (Half-Blood Prince)
  • Ron Returns (Deathly Hallows Part 1)
  • Snape’s Memories (Deathly Hallows Part 2)
  • Car Trouble (Chamber of Secrets)

Agree or disagree with her opinion, this is an article that a special edition requires.

How J.K. Rowling Created Harry Potter

Most of us already know the story of J.K. Rowling’s creation of our favorite books:

"“One weekend after flat hunting, I took the train back to London on my own, and the idea for Harry Potter fell into my head. Coincidentally, I didn’t have a pen and was too shy to ask anyone for one on the train, which frustrated me at the time, but when I look back it was the best thing for me. It gave me the full four hours on the train to think up all the ideas for the book.”"

However, it’s always nice to have a reminder of how rocky the road was, the sweetness of her success, and how she has weathered fame with a degree of grace and humility.

Image via Newsweek

If those article snippets don’t do it for you, the visual of the cover alone should help tip the scales. If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, you can purchase Newsweek: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter online.

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h/t MuggleNet