JK Rowling launches 'Harry Potter at Home' hub for kids in lockdown
Friday, April 03, 2020 14:02 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has launched an online Potter hub to keep children educated and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Harry Potter at Home" brings together a number of resources related to the international franchise, including free access to the audiobook version of the first installment in the series.

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been added to Audible's library of free books as part of its partnership with the platform, making it immediately available in several different languages for free, and without requiring a subscription to the Amazon-owned audiobook service.

Other features of the hub include articles, puzzles and videos, made available by publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic.

"Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic," Rowling said as she announced the launch.

"For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has been an escape for all -- for readers and fans, young and old," the website organizers added in a post introducing the



Rowling previously announced she was relaxing copyright permissions around the "Harry Potter" series, allowing teachers to post videos of themselves reading aloud from the books for their students.
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