Harry Potter and the "Deeper Magic": Narrating Hope in Children's Literature

@article{Griesinger2002HarryPA,
  title={Harry Potter and the "Deeper Magic": Narrating Hope in Children's Literature},
  author={Emily Griesinger},
  journal={Christianity and Literature},
  year={2002},
  volume={51},
  pages={455-480}
}
  • E. Griesinger
  • Published 22 March 2002
  • Art
  • Christianity and Literature
With the remarkable 3.5 million first printing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth volume in the series, thirty-seven-year-old Joanna Kathleen Rowling has achieved the dream of every adult or children's author: people everywhere are buying, reading, writing, and talking about Harry Potter. "You don't have to be a wizard or a kid," says columnist Cathy Hainer in USA Today, "to appreciate the spell cast by Harry Potter." Roger Sutton, editor of one of the best-known journals in the… 
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The phenomenal commercial and critical success of the first three Harry Potter stories is without precedent in twentieth-century British children's literature. Enid Blyton, a previous best-selling