Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists - J.K. Rowling

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Action & Adventure Fiction for Kids
Score: 4.5
From 722 Ratings


'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 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.


  • Amazing

    By Night wolf 🖤🎶💜
    Hello! I’m just a random pottermost fan so all I want to say is KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!!
  • Back Story

    By Skyjedi8
    I love finding out the back story of the Wizarding world
  • Never change peeves.

    By Guiltnightmare3
    Continuing from the first book the second book in this series sheds light on more characters and certain subjects. Such as a certain pictures back ground, fudge and his successor weren’t the only idiots who served minster, making me loath a certain witch more (didn’t think it was possible), and the horror of the most infamous wizard prison.
  • Pretty good

    Hey everyone, how are you? I wanted to rate this book for you. It is a pretty good book, I really liked it, however, I cannot give it 5 stars. The reason is it really focuses on super unimportant topics, for example, cauldrons. Plus, does it REALLY have to name ALL of the minister of Magic’s? But there are some brilliant pros. It gives you good info that you don’t get in the books. Also, it is is very fun to read and I recommend it, just remember 4 stars, not 5
  • 👌🏻

    By XxNightWolfexX
  • I love it!!

    By 0727IR
    This book is great with harry potter fans And it shows us story unshowed So i think it is awsome
  • Well Done

    By P o t t e r H e a d
    If you are a Harry Potter fan, this book is a must have. It includes the secret pasts of the villains in the series including Umbridge, Quirrel, and even Peeves the poltergeist. It discusses potions and their history such as the most famous, polyjuice potion. It also has exclusive insights from Rowling on how she created these great characters and potions. Overall, I am very pleased, and am getting the other two potter more books very soon.👍🏻👍🏻😊
  • Excellent

    By MmmOhYeah
    These short stories are an excellent addition to the mainline Harry Potter books. I am in awe at the ease at which J.K. continues to expand her Wizarding World and I can't wait for more bits of info!
  • Fine Writing

    By Che Quique's iTunes
    This is fine writing by Mrs. Rowling. It is always entertaining and welcomed to learn a little more about the characters on Harry Potter series. This time we learn about, mostly, about a despised one (Umbridge), a distinguished one (Slughorn), one that went over his head almost literally (Quirell), and one character that, unless you have read the books instead of just relying on the movies, we knew very little about except for his mischievousness (Pieves the poltergeist). I must point out, though, that it is not her best but, any insight into the Wizarding World is always welcomed reading and any fan of Harry Potter, of which I'm one of them at the young age of 59, will enjoy.
  • Never read it at all in my entire life

    By Hagsgirl
    I have never read this but I love the books from jkrowling you should read it