The writer launches a ‘web’ of content and games about her series of novels.
J. K. Rowling has a plan to kill boredom among the homegrown juvenile hosts of the coronavirus. The British author has releasedHarry potter at home, a digital initiative to entertain children across the planet throughvideos, games, puzzles and knowledge testsabout the magic apprentice and sorceress universe. Almost all content is free.
Rowling’s idea, author of the seven books in the saga and one of the great fortunes of the United Kingdom, has had the support of publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, aWebwith articles forfirst-time readersand a few exercises to test the skills of those familiar with the book series.
“We are launchinga spell to banish boredom“A curious way of hanging out at home for children reads on the website.” We know that everyone is trying to stay safe at home right now and, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter at home to help children, parents, caregivers and teachers adda touch of magicfrom Harry Potter to our new everyday life. “
In addition to the website, Audible and OverDrive have reached an agreement to give away the first book in the series,harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,during the month of April. The audiobook can be downloaded for free through the Audible platform -a company owned by Amazon-, while the ebook is available from the OverDrive library.
The intention of the British author is to continue to arouse curiosity about reading among children. “Harry potter at homeaims to inspire you, your family, your friends and especially children around the world to read for pleasure and enjoy stories, as well asbring a little joy and entertainment“
That’s something Rowling has managed to do like no one else. Several generations of readers have devoured his books, smashing records as each installment was published. The last four were, at the time, lThe fastest selling books in history. The fifth part,The order of the Fnix, sold 11 million copies in 24 hours in the United States. Now, the closure due to the pandemic can serve as an excuse to reread them. ORto discover them for the first timein the International Children’s and Youth Book Day.
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