Harry Potter, Quidditch, Voldemort, and Gryffindor have become household names in recent years, as J.K. Rowling's extraordinarily popular Harry Potter series has transformed children's literature. Reports are constantly circulating about children previously uninterested in reading becoming bookworms overnight. Imagination is back! Editor Sharon Moore, who first documented the passion for Potter in We Love Harry Potter!
, a collection of letters from kids, has returned with another tribute to everyone's favorite Muggle-raised wizard. Harry Potter, You're the Best!
includes hundreds of letters from avid fans, grouped into categories such as "What We Like (or Dislike) About the Books," "Opinions on Future Books," "Letters to Characters in the Books," "Recipes for Wizard Food," "Poems and Songs We've Written," and "Letters from Grown-ups." Many of the letters are illustrated by their young authors. Accompanied by drawings of Beaky, Fluffy, New Monster, and Hagrid, Allison from San Francisco writes: "I hope Hagrid gets to see Beaky again soon. I hope he gets a new monster! Is Hagrid his last name? He is my second-favorite character in Harry Potter
. At my friend's house, I am Hagrid and I always have her over for tea. She is Hermione, but we won't get into that."
Moore also includes a crossword puzzle, word jumbles, a section on myths and legends, and an appendix of books for Harry Potter fans to read. For the millions of fans out there chomping at the bit for the next volume in the series, here is a little something to nibble on. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
From Publishers Weekly
Editor Sharon Moore also rounds up children's letters in Harry Potter, You're the Best!: A Tribute from Fans the World Over. This follow-up to We Love You Harry Potter! We'll Tell You Why organizes correspondence by themes such as "Our Most and Least Favorite Characters," and includes poems, songs, recipes even a crossword puzzle. Their drawings illustrate the book. An appendix suggests fiction and nonfiction titles for further reading.
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