Quidditch, anyone? Better yet, since
Feb 10, 2002
Quidditch, anyone? Better yet, since we’re looking for alternatives to Saturday cartoons, write a message in invisible ink made from owl droppings and have a friend use troll’s blood to decode it. The options are absurd only if you’re outside the loop. If you want to know how to play quidditch, or encounter a troll, you have to join the rest of the world in picking up a Harry Potter book. The first book in the series, “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone,” was required reading for the fourth- through sixth-graders who wanted to participate in Cauldrons and Castles, a Harry Potter workshop at Penn State New Kensington.
Teenager Amy Poole has won a national award after enduring a lifetime of operations and physical disability. The 15-year-old, who lives with her family at Old Boar’s Hill, near Oxford, has remained cheerful and fought to lead a normal life, despite suffering from cerebral palsy and limited vision. On Sunday, she will receive a Child of Achievement award at a star-studded ceremony in London. The ceremony … will mark the 21st year of the awards, which honour children who have overcome illness or helped others. Harry Potter author JK Rowling will present the awards with TV personalities Gaby Roslin, Kirsty Gallacher and Bob Holness.