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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:37 PM

Harry Potter At Home: Daniel Radcliffe reads Harry Potter & Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Video at link.

Chapter One: 'The Boy Who Lived'
By J.K. Rowling
Read by Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Look out for more special video readings in the upcoming weeks.

Daniel will be the first of many exciting contributors to help us read through the first Harry Potter book, as he introduces the Dursleys, who don’t like anything mysterious... So, get comfy and enjoy! You can register with the Harry Potter Fan Club to get all the latest updates on further video readings too.

Lots of great kid activities too. Then there is this:
For parents, carers and teachers, our friends at Scholastic have put together a wonderful discussion guide called Finding Strength in Harry Potter which you can find here. It encourages children to engage with themes in the first Harry Potter book, such as belonging, kindness, courage and friendship. Scholastic have provided this resource at the start of your child's journey, but it acts as a perfect companion for the whole book – so watch out for spoilers!

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Amaryllis May 2020 OP
sinkingfeeling May 2020 #1
FailureToCommunicate May 2020 #2
nuxvomica May 2020 #3
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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:09 PM

1. Thanks. Loved it.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:21 PM

2. That's nice, but the absolute best reading of the books was by Jim Dale. He won a grammy for it...

having made up something like over a hundred DIFFERENT voices for all the characters.

A true delight for books on tape, and Harry Potter fans.



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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #2)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:54 AM

3. Agreed

IIRC, I listened to three or four of them by Dale, who really made the books come alive with his subtle but distinct characterizations.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #3)

Fri May 8, 2020, 08:22 AM

4. Our twins where just the right age, and they followed along with the books in their lap...

(Yes we had to buy two of each of all the series!) Jim Dale would pronounce difficult latin-ish spells that JK Rowing made up, or
used as latin.

Our guys vocabulary greatly increased those years, and they signed up for latin language classes all thru school.
A large part of English is latin based. (Unfortunately, as they got older a few Anglo Saxon four letter words snuck in as well. LoL)

Those were great years. One time, on a train trip west, it seemed like many on the train had the latest book that had just come out. You'd pass someone in the isle holding the book and you had to contain your enthusiasm to avoid mentioning spoilers!

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