Friday, April 11, 2003

Did you know?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released with two different covers, one for children and another for adults, throughout the English-speaking world except ... in the United States. Here it will have just one cover (shown).

• While awaiting Volume 5, pick up Galadriel Waters' Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (Wizarding World Press; $24.95). Waters combed the first four Potter books to uncover dozens of clues to Harry's past and other mysteries that J.K. Rowling has said she dropped into her epic.

• Dust off your Latin-English dictionary, because the first Harry Potter title (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) is about to be published in Latin. Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis arrives June 4 (Bloomsbury Children's Books; $26.95).

• Those new to the series can find a reference guide with pronunciations and a glossary at the Web site of Scholastic, Harry's U.S. publisher. You also will find an updated screen saver, a colorful portrait gallery and descriptions of each book in the series; go to

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