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inkpop Fundamentals: November 16, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 16, 2010

More ‘Harry Potter’; but without Harry? With the excitement surrounding the film release of Part One of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which hits theaters on November 19, 2010, many have, once again, brought forth the question of whether author J.K. Rowling should, or will, bring the series back to life. What many may find hard to believe is that Rowling is contemplating a return to the wizarding world; however, such a continuation would be without Harry himself. Said Rowling in an interview, “If in ten years’ time I wanted to do another one I probably would. However, I said to Dan [Radcliffe] I don’t think there will ever be another book with Harry as the central character. So Dan can sleep easy.” Entertainment Weekly.

Eleanor Estes’ ‘The Hundred Dresses’ adapted for the stage Though perhaps best known for her family-oriented series about The Moffat’s and The Pye’s; author Eleanor Estes penned numerous other novels for children that went on to win awards, and the praise of readers – one such book was the slim volume entitled The Hundred Dresses, which is now being adapted for the stage via a musical by The Chicago Children’s Theatre, in an effort to bring to light the pains of bullying. The performance will run through December 2, 2010 at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. SkokiePatch.

Mystery book finally revealed! A handful of months ago, Little, Brown mailed out 3,300 ARC copies of a book that lacked both a title or an author name on the cover; the only thing it possessed was the voice of 11-year-old Rafe, the main character, and his trials and tribulations as he navigated the strange world of middle school, packaged in a colorful binding depicting childlike scrawls. Now, months later, the book has been revealed as Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, a tween book penned by none other than bestseller James Patterson, along with Chris Tebbetts, and illustrated by Laura Park. The book is scheduled for June 2011 release. Publisher’s Weekly.

Over to you…would you like to see more books written about the wizarding world? Who would you like to see as the central character of future wizarding world books penned by J.K. Rowling and why? Have you ever read Eleanor Estes’ The Hundred Dresses? Do you think that Estes’ The Hundred Dresses is capable of making someone rethink bullying – why or why not? What do you think of the marketing strategy for Patterson’s very first tween novel? Will you be reading Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life once it hits bookstores?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

4 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: November 16, 2010”

  1. anneliese said

    I think it would be awesome if Rowling did more books. It would be cool to have a story that takes place were Harry is not the center.

    • kbj said

      It would!! But I’d miss Harry so much. It’d just be weird reading something about Hogwarts without Harry, Ron and Hermione but it would also be so exciting. There is no doubt in my mind JKR could make us fall in love with another MC.

      Hm, I wonder if the MC would be a girl this time. That’d be completely different.
      But I think Harry would make an apperance.


  2. Narnia Fan said

    The Hundred Dresses as a play? Wow, I haven’t read that book since I was little. 🙂 I don’t know whether it would make someone rethink bullying, but anything with the poetential to do that should definitely be available.

  3. Riordan Berry said

    Urrrgh, considering James Patterson hasn’t actually written anything in the past ten years, that is a definite no from me.

    Yes yes, he puts his name on the front cover, but that is called “brand recognition”.

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