• Source Harry spends the weekend in the hospital wing, Professor Lupin returns to class and tells Harry about Dementors, and Fred and George Weasley give Harry the Marauder’s Map. Harry uses a secret passage to join Ron and Hermione in… Read More
• Source Harry mulls over what he heard about Sirius Black, almost everyone has gone on holiday, Harry, Ron and Hermione go to visit Hagrid, find him distraught about Buckbeak’s hearing before the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, and they begin seeking precedents… Read More
• Source Both Harry and Ron are angry with Hermione for reporting the Firebolt to Professor McGonagall, Oliver Wood tries to get it back, classes resume, Professor Lupin teaches Harry the Patronus Charm to use against Dementors, Harry asks repeatedly about his Firebolt… Read More
• Source Ron and Hermione’s anger grows, Quidditch practice resumes, Gryffindor plays Ravenclaw and wins despite Slytherin’s attempts to sabotage the match by dressing as Dementors. Gryffindor celebrates into the night while Hermione studies. Sirius Black gets into the dorm and apparently slashes… Read More
• Source Security is tightened, Hagrid is summoned to London with Buckbeak, Ron and Harry plan another visit to Hogsmeade despite Hermione’s appeals, Harry wears his invisibility cloak and while playing a trick on Draco Malfoy and his goons is unmasked, rushing back to… Read More
• Source Hagrid loses his case and Buckbeak is sentenced to death, Ron and Hermione make up, Hermione slaps Draco Malfoy, misses Charms class and storms out of Divination. Tensions rise as the Gryffindor vs Slytherin match approaches. When it comes, it is… Read More
• Source OWLs and NEWTs are coming up and everyone is studying, exam week arrives, Buckbeak’s appeal is scheduled, Professor Trelawney unknowingly predicts the return of the Dark Lord, Harry, Ron and Hermione use the invisibility cloak to visit Hagrid, try to… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione start back to the castle, Crookshanks chases Scabbers, and a big black dog drags Ron into a tunnel under the Whomping Willow. Crookshanks stops the tree from attacking Harry and Hermione, and they follow the cat down the tunnel to… Read More
• Source Severus Snape threatens Remus Lupin and Sirius Black with the Dementors, Harry, Ron and Hermione disarm Snape with a spell, Lupin and Black tell the truth about Harry’s parents’ deaths, Scabbers reverts back to Peter Pettigrew, the truth comes out… Read More
• Source We are reminded of Harry’s previous adventures and told of his summer holidays, he receives birthday cards and presents from his friends, and Harry learns what Ron and Hermione did during the summer. Read More
• Source They go back through the tunnel towards the castle, Sirius Black invites Harry to live with him, Remus Lupin becomes a werewolf when the moon comes out and Black transforms into a dog to prevent him from attacking Harry, Ron and Hermione,… Read More
• Source Harry awakens in hospital, desperately tries to tell Sirius Black’s side of the story but is not believed until Albus Dumbledore arrives, who tells Hermione to use her Time-Turner (which she had been using to increase the amount of classes she could attend) to go… Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione safely return to the Hospital Wing, where Professor Snape arrives to blame them for Sirius Black’s escape but cannot prove it. Professor Lupin resigns, returning the invisibility cloak and Marauder’s Map to Harry. Term ends, Harry, Ron and… Read More
• Source Aunt Marge comes to visit and her taunting drives Harry to inflate her. He gathers his belongings and leaves Privet Drive without having his Hogsmeade permission slip signed.  … Read More
• Source Harry tries to decide what to do, the Knight Bus arrives, and he asks to be taken to London. En route Harry learns about Sirius Black. He is met by Cornelius Fudge at Diagon Alley and installed in a room at the Leaky… Read More
• Source Harry enjoys his new-found freedom in Diagon Alley, purchases his school supplies, and meets with Hermione and Ron. Hermione buys Crookshanks after the cat goes after Ron’s pet Scabbers. Back at the Leaky Cauldron, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking… Read More
• Source The students leave the Leaky Cauldron for Hogwarts, board the train, discuss Hogsmeade and a sleeping Professor Remus Lupin prevents a fight with Malfoy. The train is boarded by Dementors, Harry passes out, Professor McGonagall wants a word with Harry and… Read More
• Source Students begin the new year of classes, Hermione is taking a very full course load and in Divination, Professor Trelawney predicts Harry’s death. Hagrid introduces Hippogriffs at his first class, Buckbeak is insulted, Malfoy is injured, and Harry, Ron and Hermione… Read More
• Source Malfoy takes advantage of his injury in Potions, Professor Snape orders Ron and Harry to do his work, Sirius Black has been sighted near the school, Professor Lupin conducts his first Defence against the Dark Arts class on confronting Boggarts. Read More
• Source Defence Against the Dark Arts remains a favorite, Quidditch practice begins, Crookshanks goes after Scabbers, tension builds between Ron and Hermione, Harry is denied permission to visit Hogsmeade, Professor Lupin talks to him about fear, Professor Snape brews a potion… Read More
• Source The students are gathered in the Great Hall for the night, Quidditch practice continues, DADA classes are taken over by Professor Snape when Professor Lupin falls ill, Peeves wakes Harry, Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in a thunderstorm, Harry sees… Read More
• Source Interview with David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Mark Radcliffe, Alfonso Cuaron, and Jo Rowling, Prisoner of Azkaban DVD “Extra”… Read More
• Source Rowling made a guest appearance on two Pottercast podcasts. This is the first part of that interview. Read More
• Source Rowling made a guest appearance on two Pottercast podcasts. This is the second part of that interview. Read More
• Source Essay: Number Four, Privet Drive Rowling discusses the terms ‘privet’ and ‘whinging,’ the number four, and the similarity between the house in the books and her childhood home in Winterbourne. Read More
• Source Essay: Measurements Rowling explains that the Wizarding world has not gone metric and has no interest in doing so, in part because they can do complicated calculations such as converting Sickles to Knuts to Galleons with magic. Read More
• Source Essay: Vernon & Petunia Dursley Rowling writes about the backstory of Harry’s aunt and uncle. Read More
• Source Essay: Wizard Clothing Rowling writes about standard Wizarding clothing, which she notes harkens back to another era, and about the laws and other factors which affect how well witches and wizards manage to fit in with Muggle clothing. Read More
• Source Multiple essays: Mr Ollivander: Rowling gives a lot of background information not only about Garrick Ollivander, the current proprietor of the shop in Diagon Alley, but also about his famous wand-making family. Wand Woods: Rowling lists many wand woods and their qualities. Wand Lengths & Flexibility: Rowling writes about the… Read More
• Source Three essays: The Hogwarts Express Platform Nine and Three-Quarters Toads… Read More
• Source Essay: Professor McGonagall Backstory for Minerva McGonagall. Read More
• Source The collection of three ebooks books collectively entitled Pottermore Presents. The books are: Pottermore Presents: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists The books contain writings by Rowling also… Read More
• Source Pottermore was a website by J. K. Rowling intended to become the permanent online home for Harry Potter. The site opened for a limited beta release in September of 2011 and for the general public in April of 2012. The website as originally conceived was to… Read More
• Source A number of spell books were available on the original version of Pottermore. These were not the same as the books which a player collected and keept in the trunk. Rather, these books were accessed through individual moments or through the Duelling Club and Potions Class links on the Pottermore… Read More
• Source Other books by J.K. Rowling about the wizarding world: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Quidditch Through the Ages The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Cursed Child (script) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (screenplay)… Read More
• Source In the spring of 2008, J K Rowling wrote an 800-word short short story to be auctioned off for charity. The story has come to be known as the Harry Potter Prequel, since the story tells of an adventure shared by James Potter and Sirius Black as they… Read More
• Source Harry receives a Nimbus 2000 broom, learns the rules of Quidditch and begins to practice. On Hallowe’en Hermione masters levitation in Charms but the remarks of a jealous Ron send her in tears to the girls’ bathroom, where she is trapped with a troll. Harry and Ron run… Read More
• Source Professor Snape takes Harry’s book, leading to Harry seeing Snape’s injured leg when he tries to get it back. Harry plays in his first Quidditch match against Slytherin in which someone jinxes his broom but he catches the Snitch and wins anyway. Hagrid later lets… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione start searching the library for facts on Flamel, the school empties for Christmas, Ron teaches Harry wizard chess, Harry gets his father’s invisibility cloak for Christmas, tries it out at night and finds the Mirror of Erised, sees his family… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Professor Snape will referee the next Quidditch match, Nicolas Flamel is found, Gryffindor wins over Hufflepuff when Harry grabs the Snitch after only five minutes. Harry follows Snape into the Forbidden Forest where he meets Quirrell and they… Read More
• Source Hermione starts revising, the teachers pile on extra homework, Harry, Ron and Hermione visit Hagrid, discover he has a dragon’s egg, and later watch it hatch. As the dragon grows, it becomes harder to hide the illegal pet, until Charlie Weasley agrees to… Read More
• Source Harry’s popularity slips when his escapades lose his house 150 points, he overhears another conversation, and they serve detention with Hagrid who takes them to the Forbidden Forest in search of a wounded unicorn, which they find dead. Harry is rescued from Voldemort by a centaur. Read More
• Source The students begin their exams, Hagrid lets slip how to control Fluffy, Harry, Ron and Hermione try to warn Dumbledore but he has been summoned away. Fearful that Snape is about to make his move to get the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry, Ron and Hermione… Read More
• Source Harry discovers that it is Quirrell who is after the Stone and serving Voldemort, not Snape. Quirrell tries to use the Mirror of Erised to find the Stone but the Mirror gives it Harry. Voldemort realizes this and as part of Quirrell orders the professor to kill Harry, who… Read More
• Source The Dursleys, of 4 Privet Drive, live a perfectly normal life together until one grey Tuesday in November of 1981. On his way to work that day, Vernon Dursley notices a stern-looking cat watching his house. He also sees people in the streets, dressed in cloaks and whispering… Read More
• Source We are given glances at what Harry’s life has been like for the past ten years. The Dursleys celebrate Dudley’s eleventh birthday with a trip to the zoo. The day goes awry when Harry inadvertently performs magic and releases a boa constrictor from its enclosure. Read More
• Source Dudley gets his new uniform and a letter arrives for Harry which Uncle Vernon destroys, prompting a veritable deluge of letters over the next few days. Uncle Vernon then attempts to outrun the delivery of the letters and eventually takes his family to an abandoned hut on… Read More
• Source Hagrid arrives at the hut and informs Harry that he is a wizard and has been accepted into Hogwarts. Harry also learns the truth about the deaths of his parents and the origin of the scar on his forehead, much to the chagrin of his uncle. Read More
• Source Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley in London to retrieve his inheritance and buy his school supplies including a wand. Hagrid gives Harry a snowy owl as a birthday present. At the same time Hagrid gets a secret package from a Gringotts vault, Harry… Read More
• Source Uncle Vernon takes Harry to King’s Cross station and leaves him there. Harry meets the Weasleys who help him get to Platform Nine and Three Quarters and settled on the train. Here he gets to know Ron and meets Hermione as the train rumbles to Hogwarts. Upon… Read More
• Source Professor McGonagall tells the first-years a bit about the school and they are sorted into Houses by the Sorting Hat. Then Dumbledore welcomes them, they have a feast and find their dormitory for their first night at Hogwarts. Read More
• Source Harry is pointed out and stared at by everyone in the school as he starts his first day of classes and meets his teachers, visits Hagrid, and learns about the Gringotts break-in. Read More
• Source Gryffindor and Slytherin have flying lessons together, Neville injures himself on his broom, and Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, resulting in Harry being made Seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Later, Draco challenges Harry to a wizard’s… Read More
• Source The following is a transcription of “Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page1)“, one of the Potterania extras stored in your Scrapbook.   It appears that the two scrapbook pages Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 2)  & (Page 1)  may have been labeled backwards because the certificate description on each… Read More
• Source The following is a transcription of “Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 2)“, one of the Potterania extras stored in your Scrapbook.   The certificate reads the same as Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 1)  but is different content. This is almost certainly a mistake since this piece does not… Read More
• Source This manuscript from Rowling is the reverse of the page “Idle Jottings.” It tells an early version of a passage from Philosopher’s Stone in which Harry wakes up in the morning on the first day of classes to see a ghost standing in the middle of the room. He… Read More