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The Fifth Book

  • We finally learn why Harry has to spend every summer with the Dursleys. I have no clue why but couldn't it be because Hogwarts is closed in the summer

 

  • Professor Lupin makes a return!  

  • We will learn more about the background of Lily Potter!

  • Hermione will be made a Prefect So what else is new?
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The Sixth Book

  • It is said that Harry will find a green flame torch that will heal the good and kill the evil.
  • Hagrid might die!  Oh no!

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The Seventh Book

  • During an online chat at Scholastic, JK Rowling was asked: 'What makes some witches/wizards become ghosts after they die and some not?' She replied: "You don't really find that out until Book VII, but I can say that the happiest people do not become ghosts. As you might guess Moaning Myrtle!"

  • Will Snape be redeemed in the Seventh Book? Perhaps a romance? JK Rowling has alluded to the possibility!

  • One of the classmates will become a teacher at Hogwarts - but not Harry, Ron or Hermione!

  • A BIG revelation is made about Lily Potter

  • JK Rowling says, "Magic can't bring dead people back to life," so we will not see a "live" Lily or James Potter.

  • JK Rowling has said the last word of the last book will be scar! Now she says that it may change during the writing of the Seventh Book!

  • Hermione will be made a Head Girl And yet another "so what else is new?"

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Misc.

  • "There is more to the Sorting Hat than what you have read about in the first three books," Rowling said, "Readers will find out what the Sorting Hat becomes as they get into future books."

  • JK Rowling says: "In Hogwarts there's a magical quill which detects the birth of a magical child, and writes his or her name down in a large parchment book. Every year Professor McGonagall checks the book, and sends owls to the people who are turning eleven."

  • We will learn what Harry's parents did for a living before they were struck down by You-Know-Who! JK Rowling says this is intregal to the plot!

  • We'll learn about Harry's grandparents in future books!

  • JK Rowling has said in several recent interviews that Harry will not become an animagus like his father.

  • The secret to Harry's riches will be revealed in an upcoming book

  • A reporter who interviewed Ms. Rowling let us know JK confided Harry will NOT be tempted to the Dark Side!

  • On 60 Minutes we learned the Ravenclaw Ghost is The Gray Lady. JK Rowling said at a book-signing: "I asked who the Ravenclaw ghost is, and she said the Grey Lady, and you actually meet her in the first book, when Harry and Ron are waiting for the sorting, you just don't know it." Click here to read the evidence!

  • "There is a character who does manage in desperate circumstances to do magic quite late in life, but that is very rare in the world I am writing about." - JK Rowling

  • We will see a return of Mr. Weasley's flying car, Aragog the spider, Sirius Black, Dobby and Crookshanks! We probably will not see Lockhart. We will also see a return of the Dementors!

  • JK Rowling says Hermione will lighten up even more in future books Didn't she do so in the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Merchadise

  • You can now purchase a limited number of OFFICIAL Harry Potter items online, including shirts, mugs and more! Click here!

  • A Harry Botter beanie? It's true! Celebrity Bears has come out with a bear that is patterned right after Harry Potter! Of course, he is not called "Harry Potter" and is not endorsed by JK Rowling or her publishers in any way. Click here to take a look

  • Warner Bros. has announced Mattel will be manufacturing toys based on Harry Potter! Little is known yet, but the line will include dolls, games and high-tech toys. Products are due in the fall and are expected to be sold at Warner Bros. Studio Stores and then in other retail locations for the holidays.

  • The NY Times announced Hasbro has won the rights to produce Harry Potter trading cards, electronic games and candy (including Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans)! We will see these products in the fall.

  • Pokemon cards... Magic the Gathering cards... Harry Potter cards! Wizards of the Coast, the company that brought Pokemon and Magic cards to retailers everywhere will be producing a Harry Potter card game! These cards are due in late 2000. To this I strongly object. Pokemon and Magic the Gathering are not in favor with many parents today. Despite the fact that the Harry Potter series has made many kids want to read, it is sliding down the parent popularity polls, and it being added to the ranks of the Pokemon and Magic the Gathering cards will make them less receptable to Harry Potter.

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