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Magical Worlds

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

Sponsored by: St.James's Place Charitable Foundation

Available braille grades:

In this book we’re going to venture into some very magical and sometimes mysterious worlds of fantasy fiction, meeting some of their main characters along the way. You will also find out about the strong imaginations of the authors that wrote these amazing books and the often complex worlds they created. Readers include actors Imelda Staunton and there is a contribution from Martin Freeman, star of The Hobbit movie trilogy.

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The first Harry Potter book went on sale in June 1997. More than 500 million Harry Potter books have since been bought and there was an absolute frenzy when the seventh and last book in the series reached bookshops in 2007.
Let's dive into the wonderful worlds created by Philip Pullman in his remarkable trilogy, His Dark Materials. The trilogy features wonderfully detailed descriptions of characters, from flying witches to armoured polar bears along with bewitching explanations of scenes and places. Bilbo is the central character of The Hobbit. We first learn about him sitting in his comfortable home which had been built by his father, Bungo Baggins. Bilbo is a bit of a homebody. Like most hobbits he doesn’t travel much and prefers to stay in his area, known as the Shire.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB
  • A large print colour image pack
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box

Touch to see image list

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling: Harry, Dumbledore and Voldermort
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling: Hagrid, Dobby, Broomstick and Snitch
Goth Girl Written and Illustrated by Chris Riddell: Ada Goth and Maltravers
Goth Girl Written and Illustrated by Chris Riddell: Lord Goth on his Hobby Horse
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett: Tiffany Aching with the Wee Free Men
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman: Lorek Byrinson and Lyra
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien: Bilbo and Gollum
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien: Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield

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Harry Potter and opening to other stories We recently borrowed the Magical Worlds pack due to his love of Harry Potter and it has unlocked his interest to other stories Teacher
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