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Posted by: Kristin
August 13, 2003, 03:16 PM

Ron Wolfe of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette notes that Harry Potter has changed what kids dream of growing up to be:
" In stories, most wizards are born with the gift of magic. Every child wishes to be that different. They wish to be acknowledged as unique and admirable. "

And while a cowboy needs a horse, and a spaceman needs a rocket, all it takes to be a wizard is make-believe.

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