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Winnipeg Free Press Picks Fast-Reviewer

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 05:02 PM

Thanks to readers who sent us this update to the Winnipeg Free Presses' call for a reviewer to pen an overview of Book V for the Sunday Morning Edition.



WE asked for the World's Fastest Potter Review, and we got the world's fastest response.

It was amazing. E-mail entries began pouring in earlyContinued...

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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 03:44 PM

An update from the Globe and Mail on the translation of Philosopher's Stone into Latin which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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Washington Kids Forcast Doom And Gloom

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 03:34 PM

Here's what some Washington State kids say will be the final paragraph in Book V.

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Honours List includes Jim Dale, Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 02:35 PM

But not that Harry Potter


The Queen's Birthday Honours List, which was announced today, includes two names familiar to fans of JK Rowling's series: Jim Dale, who does the hundreds of voices in the U.S. audio version, was awarded an M.B.E., and a Department for International Development naturalContinued...

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Harry's the Hero in All of Us

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:42 AM

As you may have gathered, I have a thing for theology and the classics. Here's a great article detailing Harry's role in all this.

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Adults Like It Better

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:37 AM

The Wausau Daily Herald has an article about an adult fan.

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The Age Announces London Launch Winners

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:31 AM

Australian's The Age newspaper has announced the winner of their contest to send a family to London for the Royal Albert Hall event. Congratulations to the Houghs

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Fan Gets Early Read

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:24 AM

According to this account on iharrypotter.net, a B. Dalton worker has already cracked open one of their 141 boxes of Harry Potter books and started to read them.



Hello. I wrote a couple of weeks ago to tell about the B. Dalton Bookstores dressing up for Harry Potter Day next Saturday. Well, I just wanted to write and say thatContinued...

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Newsround's Harry Potter Plans

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 11:11 AM

CBBC Newsround details their plans over the entire next week. Lots of fan interviews.

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Times of London article

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 09:29 PM

The Times of London has an article about the book extract (SPOILER WARNING), in which this TLC editor is mortified because out of an in-depth 600-word email analyzing fan reaction to the clip and a 10 minute conversation discussing various plot twists...her saying "oh my god" twice is pointed out and exclamation-point-isized.Continued...

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Race Permeates Potter Novels

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 09:19 PM

AJC reporter Phil Kloer takes a look at racial undertones in the Potter series.

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Harry and the Welsh Price Wars

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 08:26 PM

It seems even in Wales the boy wizard is causing price wars.

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NBC "Weekend Today" Show looking for Die Hard Fans

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 08:00 PM

We mentioned this earlier in the week, but we didn't say who it was for. Well, NBC's "Weekend Today" show is still looking for die hard fans for their segment. They're looking for more adult fans than young'uns.


If you know ANY diehard fans who dress up on a regular basisContinued...

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Harry Potter Books About Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 07:04 PM

Here's a great article that looks at all the books ABOUT the Harry Potter series.

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EW Does the Numbers

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2003, 06:54 PM

Thanks to readers who sent us this interesting bit of number analysis done by Entertainment Weekly:



192 MILLION: Estimated worldwide sales of the four previous Potter books.

8.5 MILLION: Number of first-print copies of Phoenix set to go on sale June
21.

$3-5 MILLION: Amount spent by marketing Muggles on the publicity of Phoenix.Continued...

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