If your kids (or let’s be honest, you) have been avid Harry Potter readers, J.K. Rowling has posted new “gossip” about the magician. The new story is available on Pottermore.com, which is the online home of the world of Harry Potter, or you can read it for free on Today.com where she has shared the story exclusively. It is written as a gossip column by the Daily Prophet’s Rita Skeeter about Harry, Ron, and Hermione who are now in their 30s. Ms. Skeeter updates us on the latest news as part of her coverage of the Quidditch World Cup Finals. Ms. Skeeter brings her distinctive style to the piece and is not shy about continuing to express her less than positive opinion of the heroes. We highly recommend you check the story out, it is a quick read and it is great to get an update on some of our favorite characters from modern fiction.
The article starts:
Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
By the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter
There are celebrities – and then there are celebrities. We’ve seen many a famous face from the wizarding world grace the stands here in the Patagonian Desert – Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches – all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd…
We have discussed Harry Potter on dev-learningliftoff.pantheonsite.io before as inspiration for young readers and as part of our “Made into Movies” series, “Made into Movies: Books for Older Independent Readers”.
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