Dana Middleton writes books for kids. Her debut, The Infinity Year of Avalon James, was nominated for the Young Hoosier Book Award and selected for Oregon’s Battle of the Books. She is also the author of Open If You Dare and The Young American’s Unofficial Guide to the Very British World of Harry Potter. Her next middle grade novel, Truth or Consequences, will be published by Chronicle Books in 2021. She lives in Los Angeles, but grew up in Dahlonega where much of the inspiration for her books came from her experiences on the family farm.
Are you an American who loves the Harry Potter books? But did you know you might be missing things? The Harry Potter series is about Harry’s magical world but it’s about his British one, too. This book will help you understand all the British history, geography, culture and slang that J.K. Rowling so expertly weaves into the Harry Potter stories. It offers a window into Harry’s British world, which is practically as rich and fascinating as his wizarding one.