Leaky News Archives for November 2003
The Telegraph has an opinion piece on the "phenomenon" of adults reading books aimed at young readers:
Until recently adults were assumed and even expected by publishers and bookshops to stick to their side of the fence. But in the past five years, as the full impact of the Rowling revolution has made itselfContinued...
Hey guys, we've got a request. We need buttons and banners. Natalie, our designer, is in the midst of college application madness and we don't want to impose on that. So if we could tap the talents of our extraordinary readership for some banners (150x50, 300x100, or whatever size you think works), avatarsContinued...
This is not a news post - but do you know what I find amazing? I mean incredible? That there is no card on which to bid this time, yet every time I've checked my email since we started "Get a Clue 2," there has been a deluge of donation notifications in my inbox. You all are incredible. Please keep spreading the word.Continued...
Thanks to everyone who sent us links to hi-res versions of three PoA pictures, which can be seen on Mugglenet.
Get A Clue 2: TLC’s Second Annual Literacy Drive
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And now... get set for another mad whirlwind of a charity drive, because...
THE T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!
The official T-shirts of www.the-leaky-cauldron.org have been designed by the very talented Natalie McKeever in order to benefitContinued...
HP FanTrips, along with Visit Britain, has organized
a tour to Britain in June, for the release of the film
version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Chris Rankin, who portrays Percy Weasley, will spend
a weekend with the tour participants, who can
sign on for the whole six day event (if you're coming
Remember a few weeks ago when we said to take the rumor that actress Michelle Ang was being considered for the part of Cho Chang with a grain of salt? Michelle Ang has confirmed that it's not true.
Thanks to A Chen for the link.
Is Harry too hard for some readers? USAToday.com has an article on children and reading that includes mention of Harry:
Didn't the best-selling Harry Potter series reignite interest in reading, especially among boys?
Researchers say it did, perhaps for millions of kids. But Richard Allington, an education professorContinued...
HPANA.com has up their review of the new book New Clues to Harry Potter Book V:
The structure of New Clues is straightforward - it analyzes each chapter of Order of the Phoenix in three sections: Frequently Asked Questions, Running Bits (clues derived from JK's wordplay), and Hints. The analysis itself is based on theContinued...
The State News reports on a Harry Potter event at the East Lansing (Michigan) Public Library. Said one of the librarians there: "I think the real magic of Harry Potter is how it makes not just children but people of all ages want to read. There is magic in that. I don't know exactly how she does it, but she does it."Continued...
Lee Ingleby speaks about playing Stan Shunpike in this article, which is mostly devoted to the premiere of the film Master and Commander. Thanks, Vicki!
Mugglenet was kind enough to put up some screencaps from Charles II, including stills of Christian Coulson, Sean Biggerstaff and Shirley Henderson (aka Moaning Myrtle) who, in Charles II, has Very Wild Hair.
At 6:30pm on December 2nd, at the World Financial Center in New York City, Jim Dale will read a selection from A Christmas Carol at the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, part of the Festival of Light and Sound. Thanks to Becky for telling us about the flyer.