Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: A Trip To Hogwarts

A Trip To Hogwarts hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

Gryffindor February Prefect Challenge: A Trip To Hogwarts (min. 200 pages)

Duration: 1st February, 2015 to 30th April, 2015

Greetings everybody! For all the great work you are doing here, the House Headmistresses and Dumbledore's apprentice send you an invite to a special Hogwarts! You will get to meet characters from the book and go on a tour with them! And you might just learn a magic spell or two

An Owl With An Envelope:
It's 7 am and you are enjoying a nice cup of hot coffee when suddenly you see a bird whoosh into your house. Is it... an owl? It drops an envelope on your table and flies off. You run to see what the matter is when you see the Hogwarts seal on the envelope. A Hogwarts letter?!
The Journey Begins:
After following the detailed instructions given in the letter, you find yourself in Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters and you see the Hogwarts Express waiting for you. You board the train and rush off to Hogwarts.

A Grand Welcome!

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger await you in the grounds. Get to know them better.
(Choose 1 for each character = 3 books)

Harry Potter:
❖ Read a book with a main character named Harry.
❖ Read a book where a main character has a scar or a physical disability.
❖ Read a book where a main character fights to protect others.

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness 

Ronald Weasley:
❖ Read a book where a main character has red hair

Opal Fire by Barbra Annino
❖ Read a book where a main character is a sports fan
❖ Read a book where a main character is named Ron or Ronald.

Hermione Granger:
❖ Read a book where a main character is a scholar or a student.
❖ Read a book where a female character is a career woman.
❖ Read a book where a main character falls in love with their best friend.

Love is a Thief by Claire Garber

The Hogwarts Tour:

Harry, Ron and Hermione take you around the grounds. Take a look around and don't forget to take pictures!
(Choose 2 rooms=2 books)

❖ Gryffindor Common Room (Since Harry, Ron and Hermione don't have access to the other common rooms): Read a book with the portrait of a person on the cover OR one where a main character can sing(Not that The Fat Lady can sing very well).

Sing for Me by Penelope Reece
❖ Great Hall: Read a book with any kind of food on the cover OR where a family sits down to have a meal together.
Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck 
❖ Room of Requirement: Read a book you have borrowed from a friend OR a book you received as a gift.
❖ Dumbledore's Office: Read a book where a character is considered wise OR has steps on the cover.

Some Spells Taught:

You didn't think you would leave Hogwarts without learning a few spells, did you? Harry, Ron and Hermione take you to Mr. Ollivander's and get you a wand that fits you best. And now it is time for some lessons!
(Choose 3 spells = 3 books)

❖ Wingardium Leviosa- Read a book with a flying/floating object on the cover OR having wings on the cover.

Raven's Key: A Novel by Siomonn Pulla
❖ Lumos- Read a book with a light or something bright on the cover.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
❖ Alohomora- Read a book showing a lock or a key on the cover.
❖ Expelliarmus- Read a book where a character participates in a duel or fight.

Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller
❖ Accio- Read a book with a cover showing something you really wish to have.

Fred+ George= Fireworks!

Fred and George have special surprises in store for you. They burst their custom-made crackers to give a special welcome to a special guest. But look out! Those things could be dangerous!
(1 book)

❖ Fred and George Weasley- Read a book having a mischief-maker main character OR one where the main character owns a business.

The Parent Pact by Laurie Kellogg  (MC owns his own business)

The Marauders' Map Revealed:

Fred, George, Harry and Ron are super excited to show you this magical aid that would blow your mind and help you make some mischief. (Hermione does not approve.)
Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers are proud to present
(Choose 2 Marauders = 2 books)
❖ Moony- Read a book with a moon/stars on the cover OR a book with a werewolf in it.

Every Witch Way But Wicked by Amanda M. Lee 
❖ Wormtail- Read a book with a character who is easily scared OR a character with a group of friends.
❖ Padfoot- Read a book with a dog on the cover OR a book where someone is wronged.

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
❖ Prongs- Read a book where a character dies young OR a book with a love triangle.

Meet Some Others:

Now that you have met the famous trio, it's time to meet some other people who are integral in making Hogwarts what it is.
(Choose 3 people = 3 books)

❖ Albus Dumbledore: Read a book where a character wears glasses.

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
❖ Minerva McGonagall: Read a book with a teacher in a prominent role.
❖ Rubeus Hagrid: Read a book featuring an animal lover.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald 
❖ Severus Snape: Read a book where a character risks their life.
Battle Earth by Nick S. Thomas 
❖ Sybil Trelawney: Read a book where a character is clumsy.
Homeward Bound:

After a long day of touring and meeting some of your favourite characters, it is time to head back home with lots of memories and some souvenirs. But the day that started with magic, surely must end with magic, shouldn't it? Read a book from any 1 option from the following to select how you will go back home.
(Choose 1 option = 1 book)

❖ By Portkey: Read a book featuring a shiny object on the cover. (trophy, cup, etc)
❖ By Thestral: Read a book featuring a horse or a carriage on the cover.
❖ By Broomstick: Read a book featuring a broom on the cover.

Witching on a Star by Amanda M. Lee 
❖ By Ford Anglia(as featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets): Read a book with a flying vehicle on the cover.
❖ By the Floo Network: Read a book with a fireplace or powder on the cover.
❖ By Hogwarts Express: Read a book featuring a train on the cover.

Point System:

3-6 books = 3 points
7-9 books = 6 points
10-12 books= 9 points
13-15 books = 12 points

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