Review: Harry Potter-Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley

December 21, 2010 4-8 years of age, 7-10 years of age, 8-12 years of age, Harper Collins Publishers, Kid-Lit/Middle Grade, Review 11

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Design (October 19, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0061997811
  • Source: Publisher

Looking for the perfect book for a Harry Potter fan? Harry Potter Film Wizardry is without a doubt the perfect gift! Get a glimpse inside the world of Harry Potter, one never seen before!

The book opens up with statements by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, detailing what it was like to grow up on a movie set.  See a timeline of Daniel Radcliff throughout the movie series.  One of the best parts of the book? Removable facsimile reproductions of items from the movie, including Harry’s acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a Quidditch World Cup program and a program for the Yule Ball.

You’ll spend hours paging through the glossy photos.  This book is truly a work of art!  I’ve “read” the book four times now and each time I’ve discovered something new and unique.

I honestly can’t put into words how amazing this book is!  I quite literally turn into a kid again when I open the cover.  Check out this book trailer and see for yourself!

Pretty awesome, right? I planned on giving my copy of this book to my sister as a Christmas gift, but now I can’t bear to part with it!

The author, Brian Sibley, is known for his “behind the scene books” including The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Land of Narnia.

Guaranteed to be the perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan!  Want to receive brownie points from your kids or nieces/nephews?  Pick up a copy! You won’t regret it!

11 Responses to “Review: Harry Potter-Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley”

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    OMG — how did I miss this one? Now I must have it. I feel a trip to the bookstore coming on!

    I’m waiting to buy the movies until the entire set is available on Blue Ray, so I won’t own the movies until late next year.

  2. Meredith
    Twitter: McMer314

    Fun! I want one! And you do learn things everyday. I didn’t even know there was a program for the Yule Ball. (Do you think it includes the steps to that waltz-y like dance they did?)

  3. Amanda
    Twitter: pookasluagh

    I just reviewed this last week – I adored it!! I don’t even like the movies as much as I do the books, but this was so much fun!

  4. Kristen M.
    Twitter: webereading

    I bought this for my sister and we’re pairing it with a trip to the Pacific Science Center where they have the Harry Potter Film Exhibition right now. It’s going to be fun! And it’s probably a good thing that I didn’t take the book out of the plastic and start looking through it or she might not get that present either!

  5. iubookgirl
    Twitter: iubookgirl

    You and Jen from Devourer of Books have me so excited about this book! I hope Santa brings it for Christmas!! :)

  6. Michelle
    Twitter: whatsheread

    Oh, you make me want to get this immediately!! I don’t why I haven’t picked it up yet!

  7. Susan C.
    Twitter: crutch9

    Kids nothing I will get it for my 35 year old husband who loves Harry Potter better than any kid I know:-) He will love this!!

  8. Helen Murdoch

    I finished this book last week and had so much fun reading it! I loved the photos, the interviews, the inside stories. And, I am giving it to my niece for Christmas (not my copy though)

  9. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books
    Twitter: toofondofbooks

    FILM WIZARDRY really does look amazing; no wonder you had a hard time sharing it with your sister.

    My kids didn’t get this one for Christmas (neither did I!), but they did get several bookstore certificates … we’re planning a shopping trip for today or tomorrow.