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Special Rehearsal Edition Script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child available for a LIMITED TIME!
It’s a sequel, not a prequel.
That’s what J.K. Rowling was trying to warn over and over this summer following the news about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new two-part play she’d developed with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, set to premiere on London’s West End in 2016. Early reports latched onto the idea that it would precede the Hogwarts tenure of the Boy Who Lived; rather, it’s quite the opposite.
New details have emerged about Cursed Child, the biggest being the suggestive tagline timeline: “The eighth story. Nineteen years later.” The revelation follows the late-night debut of the key art, which features a despondent, shaggy-haired boy uncomfortably curled inside a straw snitch.
Yes, Rowling’s new Potter project picks up 19 years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and is officially being touted as the “eighth story in the Harry Potter series.” The brief plot description provides a glimpse of illumination about what we can expect from Thorne’s new play:
“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.”
This book will comprise the Special Rehearsed Edition of the script, as it stands in the play’s early production previews. A press release from Pottermore states that as the script changes throughout the preview and performance process, this Special Rehearsed Edition will eventually be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition, to be announced later.
We are taking pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in stores July 31st. Call 472-1447 for more details.
Loop Day Fun? You Bet!
Couple that with the release of Tales of the Peculiar, a companion to the series featuring 10 fairy tales, each illustrated by Andrew Davidson, who also designed the cover. The original stories include tales of wealthy (but very hungry) cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars and the origins of the first ymbryne (a time manipulator that takes the form of a bird).
Tales are stories that guard secrets of the peculiar world, including clues to the location of time loops.
We'll be celebrating with special Loop Day (Sept. 3rd) games and treats. Stop in or call to pre-order your copy of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs.
Do You Know Raymie?
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home.
To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways. Perfect for ages 8-12!
Read Raymie with a friend. Now through August 31st, purchase one copy of Raymie Nightingale and receive a second copy for 50% off! Stop in for details.
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