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Not winning the MuggleNet give-away of the new Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent Edition.

No need to despair! Just go to the International Spy Museum site www.spymuseumstore.org search under Potter and order the original book or the new YA version – ON SALE THE REST OF THIS MONTH!


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Peter Earnest Receives His Hogwarts’ Letter at Spy Museum Book Signing

Peter Earnest, co-author of Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent Edition, holds up his Hogwarts’ Letter he personally received from Dumbledore at yesterdays book signing at the International Spy Museum. The letter was originally given to Peter when he was 10 years old.

Dumbledore also accompanied Peter to a presentation at Seaton Elementary School, a Title I school in DC, where 25 lucky 5th graders had the opportunity to ask Peter and Dumbledore many questions about spying and the Wizarding world.  Each student were given their own signed copy of the book.

And here is the happy class with there new books!


It’s Sunday and Time for Another Amazing Art of Spying Maze


Yep, Kevin Cannon and Maggie Hertz give us yet another Mazing Maze!

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15 Days before the Kickoff in DC for New Harry Potter and the Art of Spying YA Edition!

Join us at the International Spy Museum on March 11, 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM for the kick off of New Harry Potter and the Art of Spying YA Edition! Come as your favorite Harry Potter character. Or if you like, order the Young Agent Edition now, early and exclusively through the Spy Museum, by going to


And check out Kevin Cannon’s great artwork:



MuggleNet tells the world about our new book!

MuggleNet just tweeted 300,000 of its followers, telling everyone about how to buy our new Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent Edition at


so how about another maze to celebrate????


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Check out Mugglenet Review of Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent Edition

MuggleNet Book Review: “Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition” by Lynn Boughey & Peter Ernest

February 6, 2017 by Aimee Krenz, MuggleNet Staff

What I love most about the Potter fandom is that we can really get our geek on. We reread the books all the time, we watch the movies over and over, and when we get together as a group to discuss the series, theories and opinions and all the feels start flying around! With the addition of Fantastic Beasts to the wizarding world and the new book cover designs for the Potter novels, there’s also a whole new generation of readers joining the fandom, which makes this book a great addition to the universe.I consider myself to be a very intuitive person and think that I see (or in this case, READ) between the lines to what lies deep underneath. However, when it comes to Potter, the Pensieve runs deeper. Just when you think you have it all sorted or you’ve discovered the hidden gems that Jo has laced throughout the series, someone else brings to your attention something you never thought of before.

That’s what this book does. It marries the need to understand the Potter series on a deeper level with, as the title indicates, the art of spying.

Before the previous edition of this book, which was geared toward the older Potter fan and released in 2014, I’d never really thought of what Harry and his friends were doing in the series in quite those terms. What is supremely interesting to those addicted to Harry’s journey and the world he inhabits is that there were so many things going on around Harry that affected him but that he just had zero clue about. He was completely new to the wizarding world and didn’t understand the rules that governed it. We as readers had access to information he didn’t, albeit sprinkled in what appeared to be a random sentence or paragraph that seemingly had no bearing to his journey. Knowing what we know now, those bits of information were never random and never without purpose.

The authors, Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest (the founding director of the International Spy Museum!), explore important moments throughout the series – breaking down each moment by reflecting on the actions of the characters. They help us understand the various methods of gaining information, how that information informs the decision-making process, and they reveal truths about each character and their motivations that we may not have seen at first glance.

“Although some Potterphiles consider ‘Order of the Phoenix’ to be one of the lesser books in the series, we heartily disagree. This book is Harry’s true coming-of-age story, alongside his best friends Hermione and Ron. With little to no help from the adults, the famous triad rebels against authority, organizes a subversive organization, and takes matters into its own hands! The fact that the kids must do this in secret allows them to develop important skills not only in magic but in spy craft as well.” – Art of Spying


What this new edition brings to the table for younger readers are activities that help the reader understand the terminology as well as test their retention of the material in a way that keeps them engaged! There are code-breaking puzzles, mazes, vocabulary exercises, fill-in-the-blank puzzles, and character-inspired games that include matching the wizard to their Patronus and guessing the correct order of all of the Ministers for Magic. There are also some really great illustrations sprinkled throughout the book from artist Kevin Cannon, which really add to the fun and wonder geared toward the younger fans, but older Potter readers will enjoy them as well!

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition is definitely worth the money as an addition to your Potter collection, especially if you are introducing a younger reader to the wizarding world – you’ll never look at the series the same way again!

The Young Agent Edition is tentatively scheduled for a March 15, 2017, release date.

An advanced reading copy was provided by the publisher to MuggleNet for review.

Note:  Presales of signed advance copies of the new Young Agent Edition can be Magically obtained through the International Spy Museum at:


And the original 2014 “adult” version can also be obtained through the same magical place at the following link:



Luna Lovegood Review of the New YA Harry Potter and the Art of Spying


Luna and the Quibbler


Review of the Unauthorized Harry Potter and the

Art of Spying Young Agent’s Edition

by Luna Lovegood (Scamander)

Owner and Publisher of The Quibbler

(reprinted with permission from The Quibbler)

I have been most pleased to ask to write a review of the new Harry Potter activity book and introduction to spying by our good friends Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest.

As we all know, their first book—aimed at the older kids, ages 9 to 99—was a big hit and received many awards, including the national award of First Place from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) in 2015 in the category of Young Adult. (They also won a national award as a reference book.)

The original “adult” version was popular with all ages 10 and above, though probably most popular with high schoolers, precocious middle schoolers, and adults that still have a bit of whimsy left in their nogglesnifts.

Indeed, the Boughey-Earnest original Harry Potter spy book consistently ranked either first or second in sales at the International Spy Museum, a very popular museum in Washington DC that receives over 600,000 Muggles each year. (They refuse to disclose the numbers on the witches and wizards who visit and go through this most popular DC attraction-or even admit that they hold numerous conferences and events for witches and wizards throughout the year!)

The first version walked us through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, detailing not only what happened, chapter by chapter, but providing a wonderful review of all the spycraft employed by Harry Potter and his friends (which of course includes me), which reference to real-world information and details about the Muggle spy world you cannot get anywhere else.

Boughey, a Muggle spy novelist, and Earnest, a renowned wizard in his own right, certainly have the knowledge and experience to write these two amazingly interesting books. Boughey is a true scholar, indeed, a Truman Scholar (Congressional scholarship) . . . and Peter spent 36 years in the CIA and the last twelve or so as the Founding Executive Director of the International Spy Museum.

I can tell you the original book is entirely accurate and a blast (not a like an Erumpent horn, hopefully) to read, and as I did in my previous review of the original book, I highly recommend it for wizards, witches, and Muggles of all ages above nine or so.

Luckily, I need not so limit Boughey and Earnest’s new Young Agent’s Edition by age. It is fine for all ages that are ready to do a word search, break a code, figure out a maze, or delve into the world of Harry Potter and the spycraft used throughout Harry’s famous struggle against Voldemort.

The book also goes into some very funny spy stuff directed at others, such as that terrible witch Dolores Umbridge (can you say Niffler?), or Hagrid’s inability to keep a secret (bless ‘im).

Anyway, the Young Agent’s Edition provides a lovely and shorter review of spycraft lessons contained in the “adult” version and describes quite well how spycraft was used by all of us (such as the members of Dumbledore’s Army) throughout our time at Hogwarts.

In addition to the text itself that provides an superb introduction to the art of spying (hence the title), the new book has dozens upon dozens of fun activities for children of all ages who love reminiscing about Potter lore: 5 mazes, 7 break the codes, 12 matching, 2 chronologies, 14 fill in the blanks, 2 crosswords, and 1 word placement.

Following the motif employed in their prior book, the authors provide a shorter but excellent glossary that lists all the essential spy terms, with examples from the chronicles of Harry Potter by the esteemed Potter expert J. K. Rowling (known as Jo by her friends).

Speaking of Jo, I also enjoyed the five fill-in-the-blank activity pages on historian J. K. Rowling: her background, where she got her many ideas, and how she became the chronicler of Harry Potter and his six years at Hogwarts and his final year taking the steps necessary to defeat the Man-Who-Can-Now-Be-Named.

One last point must be made: One of the most pleasant aspects of this new book is the illustrations by Kevin Connor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Although he claims to be a Muggle, I have it on good authority that he is NOT a No-Mag (as they call Muggles in the States).

Be that as it may, his 30 plus illustrations really make the book. His first drawing is especially fun, showing us such luminaries as Snape (greasy hair and all), Mundungus (he should get out of prison any day now!), a young Ginny Weasley with Tom Riddle’s Diary in hand.


Although perfectly designed for middle-schoolers (3rd through 6th Years), I as a supposed adult found doing the puzzles and activities a wonderful diversion from tending to my magazine The Quibbler and Rolf’s creatures.

I fully recommend Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent’s Edition, for kids and adults who can still remember being a kid (or at least the Potter books!).


Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Young Agent’s Edition

Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest

Illustrations by Kevin Cannon

Wise Ink Creative Publishing: Minneapolis, MN (2017)

ISBN: 978-1-63489-045-8

248 pages