Here is some awesome news for all you wizard fans - The Harry Potter series may have concluded, but its author J.K. Rowling is nowhere near done telling stories about its magical world. This time around she is heading to tinsel town as screenwriter for a new film series that is based on a textbook that may ring a bell to the most avid Harry Potter fans - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a required reading for the young wizard when he entered Hogwarts.
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Ever since J.K. Rowling planted the idea of an invisibility cloak in her blockbuster Harry Potter book series, scientists have been falling all over themselves to create a material that can not only camouflage people, but also, buildings. Now a Canadian company claims to have won that race with a magical textile that it aptly calls 'Quantum Stealth'.
Got caught taking that last cookie from the jar or glancing at a neighbor's paper during a mid-term? How often have you wished you could simply make that moment vanish? Believe it or not, scientists have now figured out a way to make that wish a reality.
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Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
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If you always wanted to see for yourself what it would feel like to be inside Harry Potter's magical world, you are in luck. For starting March 2012, you and all the fans of the wizarding world will be able to walk through the actual sets where a decade of magic was created, thanks to the new 'Making of Harry Potter' Studio in Watford, England.
Here is some good news for all you fans of the young wizard who are worried that 'It will all end on July 15', when the movie sequel of the last book - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, hits the big screen. According to J.K. Rowling, there is more - Pottermore to be more precise, an interactive website that promises to keep fans both young and old, as engaged as they have been, with the book series.
While the world anxiously awaits the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida, some of the lucky stars from the movie series, got a sneak preview last week. Their verdict? A resounding thumbs up!
With the filming of the two sequels of J.K. Rowling's last book 'Deathly Hallows' about to wrap up, its three stars, who have practically grown up on the movie set, are getting ready to venture out into the bigger world - Surprisingly enough, each one of them is about to pursue something you would very much associate with their book character.
With the Harry Potter book series all squared away and only two movies left to be seen - there seemed to be little to look forward to, for fans of the young wizard - Until now. Last week, Universal Studios, Orlando, unveiled plans of their latest attraction - 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'