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The Emerald Atlas celebrates the world of fantasy

Harry Potter fans unite!  John Stephens first of three books is a nail biting adventure for siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma.  It seems that there are plenty of orphaned children stories, but this one cleverly uses time travel.  A huge fan of fantasy, I am always eager to find the magic that I had discovered with Harry Potter.  While it is too early to tell, I will most definitely be reading the next books.  

If you liked the good v. evil of Harry Potter’s world, then you will find more of that here.  The Queen and her “animals” certainly are not kitty cats and there is no shortage of bad creatures.  The children are not unstoppable and each face challenges that they don’t always win.  I have posted the book trailer below, but must say that it is not my favorite.  My hope is that some of my students will be motivated to create one themselves!

Visit the Emerald Atlas book website or watch the book trailer below for more information.


Pottermore Mania… the wait until October

This past week, I had the oppoortunity to watch the final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and it was indeed magical.  As a fierce supporter of the books, I have always had a tenuous relationship with the film adaptations.  I did see the first film the night it opened, but then quickly lost interest.  You see, like so many fans, my vision of Hogwarts and all that IS magical was too precious to risk.  That being said, when I discovered that I was to watch the film for a class, I couldn’t be unprepared.  I took part in a Potter marathon of sorts and braced myself for the final film.

There are still those who have not experienced the film so I will save the details and my thoughts on matters Harry Potter.  Simply speaking…. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for the boy wizard, his friends and all that is good in the world.

So… I now come to Pottermore.  If you have not heard of it, watch J.K. Rowling’s introduction for I am excited for October.