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Chamber of Secrets to be Published in Cambodia

Posted by: sue
May 06, 2009, 11:21 AM

While the final installment in the Harry Potter series has been formally released in 2007, many countries continue to receive new translations of the wildly popular series. The New York Times is reporting today "J.K. Rowling has agreed to donate the rights to the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, so that it can be published in Khmer," the Cambodian language. The paper also noted that in effort to help promote literacy and encourage young people to read, Bernie Krisher (publisher of the Cambodia Daily) "convinced J.K. Rowling to donate the rights to the first book so that a low-priced Khmer version could be published, so as to hook young people into reading."

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362 Points

THIS is why I keep saying JKR is awesome.

Posted by fantasylover12001 on May 08, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator
1343 Points

This really made me smile

Posted by tourdefrance on May 08, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
25113 Points

this is so sweet! Everyone deserves HP!

Posted by hpftw on May 09, 2009, 03:40 AM report to moderator
364 Points

This is brilliant! Hopefully people in Cambodia will continue to be introduced to the magic of reading through Harry Potter xD

Posted by Bethany on May 09, 2009, 10:35 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is just amazingly generous of her that she donated the rights to the book. That she has done so demonstrates her commitment to improving literacy around the world and the charitable heart with which she acts as a representative of society.

Posted by Kirk on May 10, 2009, 09:53 PM report to moderator
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