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    Book Club in a Bag


    by Jasna Tosic - 0 Comment(s)

    Prepared by J. Tosic

    Who could have predicted that one magical series could get kids around the world to put down their video games, shut off the TV and devour 800-page books? Books became cool again, with the birth of the midnight release party and kids and adults dressing like fictional characters. Fans of all ages read and re-read J. K Rowling’s Harry Potter books and anxiously awaited the next in the seven book series. "What the numbers leave out is the singular experience that so many young people had of actually growing up WITH a literary character, which had never been done before," said Arthur Levine, Publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books, VP Scholastic. "Kids who began reading Harry Potter when they were in elementary school, finished Harry's story as they finished major life milestones in this decade. And they took with them not only a deep experience of the pleasure a book can bring, but a validation of hopefulness that one's actions matter more than one's circumstances, and a message that truly love does conquer all."

    While this decade has nurtured Harry Potter's first generation of fans -- people of all ages will continue to re-discover the love of reading a truly magical story as they come to experience the adventures of Harry and his friends for decades to come. (From CNN, Dec. 15, 2009)

    You can find Harry Potter series and other J. K Rowlin's books at Calgary Public Library. Check our catalogue for:

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

    Harry Potter and a Half-blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


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