July 14, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

If you are anything like me and do not have any magic powers, you are a 'muggle'. And if you are like millions of muggles around the world, you must be looking forward to the seventh - and final - instalment of Harry Potter's adventures, to be released on July 21st, 10 years after the first book was published. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' will supposedly answer all the questions that are still unanswered and show the final confrontation between the wizard and his enemy Lord Voldemort.

A lot is already being said about the book and the recently released 5th movie of the series (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), so here's a series of interesting links to articles and activities about the world of Harry Potter:

- How much can we speculate about the new book by analyzing its cover? Here are some interesting ideas to start you thinking;
- Find the names of some of the most important characters in this wordsearch activity (the words may be found across, down or diagonally, in any direction!);
- What do you know about the writer J.K. Rowling? Try this fun quiz and test yourself! Then learn more about her reading her biography and trying a reading activity;
- Here is a question & answer activity to know more about Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays in the movies the most famous wizard in the world;
- Have you read any of the other Harry Potter books? Why not write a short review? Click and see what other people have written. The fun part? Your review must have a maximum of 7 words!


Fred said...

Hi Mô!!!Last weekend I had the opportunity to check new Potter´s movie, Order of Phoenix... Interesting was the reaction of some teenagers who were with me... most of them did not enjoy the film, simply because it was "different" from the previous ones... I guess they were not ready to see Harry getting old and going through the doubts and contradictions of his age. But, regardless of their displeasure, I loved it!

Mônica Veado said...

Hi Fred, I'm dying to see the movie! To tell you the truth, I loved the other ones, even those that looked different from the book - I think it's interesting to see the choices the directors make when they need to decide how to tell the story... And of course I'm on the countdown for the last book!
Say hello to Katia and Julia!

Anonymous said...

Who decides which books get press (Harry Potter) and which get censored? After all, censorship is becoming America's favorite past-time. The US gov't (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (especially for books).
Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)