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The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1

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The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 is a book written by Miranda Goshawk.

As a required first year textbook, it can be bought at Flourish and Blotts for one Galleon. It is one of the three Spellbooks found in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and as such it cannot be found in the trunk, bought more than once or traded.


"The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1" is first discovered in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, chapter 5, Diagon Alley, "Arriving at Diagon Alley".

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1, by Miranda Goshawk, is the required text for first-year Hogwarts students.

Item Description

An indispensable guide to your basic magical needs.


An extract of the book can be unlocked (but not collected) in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, chapter 14, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback, "Hagrid's Secret" on the first zoom layer, located behind Ron's chair.

New from J.K. Rowling

Charms differ from Transfiguring Spells in the following manner: a charm adds certain properties to an object or creature, whereas a transfiguring spell will change it into something utterly different.

The lesser charms are not very difficult to break and many of those that you learn as a young wizard will wear off in a matter of days or even hours.

Dark charms are known as jinxes, hexes and curses. This book does not deal with such spells.

Lapses in concentration while charming can result in painful side effects – remember Wizard Baruffio, who said ‘s’ instead of ‘f’ and found himself lying on the floor with a buffalo on his chest.

Some charms will be ineffective on large creatures such as trolls, whose hides repel all but the more powerful spells.


You can play Wizard's Duel with the spells in this book for a chance to earn house points.

You can also practise some of the spells before you duel against an opponent - just look out for the 'Practise' buttons.

Below is a list of all the spells for which the book contains directions. Buying the book unlocks these spells.

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1 A duelling spell.
2 Used to unlock the door in Book 1, Chapter 9, Moment 3.

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On Pottermore at PlayStation Home, 'The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)' is the 13th Pottermore Card in the Books category. 

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