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Author: John Houghton
ISBN: 0854769412
Language: English
Pages: 96 pages
Publisher: Kingsway Publications (January 18, 2001)
Rating: 4.1
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Start by marking A Closer Look at Harry Potter: Bending and . John Houghton is himself a writer of fantasy for children. In this book he offers an alternative to the secular wisdom on the conflict between good and evil.

John Houghton is himself a writer of fantasy for children. His considered critique offers timely and valuable insight for parents, teachers and all those involved in children's ministry. This book is a must for all those who want to encourage a culturally literate, wise and godly generation who know how to have fun without regrets.

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Rowling's Harry Potter series is uncontested as the greatest children's book phenomenon of all time. To date, the first four out of the projected series of seven have broken all sales records.

HARRY POTTER!" His heart sank faster than he'd just dived. Professor McGonagall was running toward them. Professor McGonagall peered sternly over her glasses at Harry. I want to hear you're training hard, Potter, or I may change my mind about punishing you. " Then she suddenly smiled. Your father would have been proud," she said.

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works The call startled him, and he looked over his shoulder to see Claire approaching with a smile

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works. I will admit that I have never written a Harry Potter story before, here or on another site. I like really building my stories, immersing people in the plot and all that. The call startled him, and he looked over his shoulder to see Claire approaching with a smile. With faux-casualness he shut his book and slid it back into his bag, not willing to let the girl know too much. He was considered a Light wizard by most after all, and did not need anything risking the image he had striven to maintain just yet.

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He concludes that prohibiting books is a dangerous game and we should leave it "to those with children to decide for themselves whether or not the books are suitable reading matter for their charges".

The aim of Schafer's study, a US import, is to help readers "appreciate the Harry Potter books' literary qualities". He concludes that prohibiting books is a dangerous game and we should leave it "to those with children to decide for themselves whether or not the books are suitable reading matter for their charges". That's where we come in as teachers, and where we have to ensure parents are satisfied with our decisions. This is a message that, while rightly encouraging people to think for themselves, will not satisfy the book-banners.

The Harry Potter books have also gained recognition for sparking an interest in reading among the young at a time when children were thought to be abandoning books for computers and television, although it is reported that despite the huge uptake of the books, adolescent reading ha. .

The Harry Potter books have also gained recognition for sparking an interest in reading among the young at a time when children were thought to be abandoning books for computers and television, although it is reported that despite the huge uptake of the books, adolescent reading has continued to decline.

Mind-reading is the ability to perceive the thoughts or feelings of others through extrasensory means. According to Severus Snape, this term is used only by Muggles and is a notably inaccurate description of Legilimency (as there are far broader possibilities for this ability).

Harry and Ron utterly revolutionized the Auror Department at the Ministry of Magic. Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the Deptartment of Magical Law Enforcement where she was a progressive voice who ensured the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws. 8. Bill and Fleur Weasley's first child, a daughter, was born on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts

J.k. Rowling's Harry Potter series is uncontested as the greatest children's book phenomenon of all time. To date, the first four out of the projected series of seven have broken all sales records. More volumes are to come, plus Harry Potter school projects, a major film, games, merchandise, TV shows, websites - this is big business on a global scale and it can't be ignored.

Yet, while the world applauds, Christians are divided, and many are calling for the books to be banned from state schools and public libraries. These are, after all, books about witchcraft.

John Houghton is himself a writer of fantasy for children. In this book he offers an alternative to the secular wisdom on the conflict between good and evil. His considered critique offers timely and valuable insight for parents, teachers and all those involved in children's ministry.

This book is a must for all those who want to encourage a culturally literate, wise and godly generation who know how to have fun without regrets.