Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: a movie scrapbook
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020. ISBN: 9781526628244.
(Age: 8+). Highly recommended. Fans of the Harry Potter phenomena will be thrilled to receive this latest offering to add to their collection. Christmas at Hogwarts takes the reader on an intimate and fascinating journey through the Christmas scenes showcased in the film versions. The book goes into great detail about the decorating of Hogwarts, the Yule Ball, the Slug Club Christmas party in addition to other key Christmas events. As well as offering the avid reader of the series new understandings into the wizarding world at Hogwarts and further afield, there are numerous interesting facts about the films that many fans would not have known - such as the special effects department added witches on brooms circling the top of the Christmas trees or that the costume department kept a dedicated knitter on hand for all eight films to produce Molly Weasley's jumpers and scarves. This collectible scrapbook contains removable objects to entice the reader to delve deeper with anticipation into its pages. There are bookmarks, stickers, posters, sketches, illustrations and pre-drawings. Of particular interest are the sketches of the costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Behind the scenes photographs from the movies are explained carefully and provide a valuable insight into the complexity of creating the movie version as true to each book as possible. This movie scrapbook has a beautiful cover with raised gold writing and will unlock more of the Harry Potter curiosities and make a wonderful addition to a Harry Potter fan's Christmas gifts. Themes: Harry Potter, Wizardry, Witchcraft, Christmas, Magic, Wonder, Film effects.