Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies - J.K. Rowling

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 630 Ratings


‘Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on 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 heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.


  • My opinion:

    By harrypotterfan2017💙💙💙💙
    Best side book for Harry Potter ever
  • Wonderfully Clever and Creative with a Moral Sensibility

    By PoetLaurie
    This book is appropriate for Harry Potter junkies of all ages who have read the septology and crave more information and insight. Rowling's explanations about the names of her characters are illuminating, and her explorations of their weaknesses as well as their strengths enrich the original books. It was interesting to read that Remus Lupin was sensitive enough to regret James Potter's bullying of Severus Snape, but unwilling to oppose it for fear of losing the fellowship he so much needed. Also fascinating is Rowling's comment that the despised and feared condition of lycanthropy is a metaphor for AIDs and the fear and mistrust it engenders.
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    By ucjaS
  • Good boy Harry Potter

    By ElÖneMc
    Next time I will read more softly! LOL
  • Lightweight Fun

    By bdwooton
    Any Potterite just wants more, and this does its small part. A mere morsel, but a tasty one.
  • Timely, inspiring messages of heroism

    By Sonnihoney
    I love everything this amazing woman stands for and weaves into the stories of her amazing world. Thank you for reminding us what's right & good & giving us inspiration to be heroes and do the right thing.
  • Nice short read

    By cjheller
    I would have enjoyed learning more about Prof. Trelawney. The information on Prof. Mcgonagall was very interesting. Worth the $3
  • A glimpse into the unknown

    By Bentjax
    I loved learning more about these characters and their backgrounds. To know that they had a life and a story of their own which reflected their choices and actions in life and made them into the characters I have come to love and some characters I didn't even know. I' m looking forward to whatever comes next in the magical wizard world!
  • Entertaining and Insightful Writing!

    By Che Quique's iTunes
    Nicely written, it provides an insightful look into the life and times of two beloved characters (Professor McGonnagal and Remus Lupin), one mysterious and puzzling character (Professor Trelawney), and clarification on one that I was always curious about (Professor Kettleburn). I was thoroughly entertained!