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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II

Series: Harry Potter (Book #8)
by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, J. K. Rowling
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
500L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
336
Genre
Fantasy, Drama

About the Authors

Jack Thorne Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio.
John Tiffany John Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.
J. K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, was born in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England. After she graduated from Exeter University, she found work as a secretary, and later spent time teaching English in Portugal before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, with her daughter. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband and three children.

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