Watch Whoopi Goldberg read Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, for Harry Potter At Home.

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Remind yourself of Chapter Nine, read by Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol here.

Today, Whoopi Goldberg introduces us to the rules of Quidditch, as well as the Hallowe’en feast, where an unwelcome visitor causes havoc in the castle.

Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy and a Tony. She is also a prolific producer and is well-known around the world for her many humanitarian endeavours. Born and raised in New York City, she performed in San Diego and the Bay Area with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theatre troupe. It was there that she created the characters which became “The Spook Show” and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award-winning album and the HBO special that helped launch her career.

Look forward to more famous faces and friends of the Wizarding World (and beyond!) to help us to read through all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone over the upcoming weeks. You can see all of our chapters right here in our chapter hub.

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You may notice some wonderful drawings representing the chapter during the read-through. Look forward to more artwork in every chapter and read below to see how you can get involved in contributing yourself.

You can also listen to ‘Hallowe’en’ on Spotify if you fancy an audio-only version.

Chapter Ten: ‘Hallowe’en’ – Further reading and new activities

Now that you’ve refreshed your memory of J.K. Rowling’s tenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers), here’s more about ‘Hallowe’en’.

  • How much did you just learn? For the young (and the young at heart!) – try our new Chapter Challenge! Collect house points as you complete chapter-themed tasks and quizzes, along with a secret quest. Oh, and speaking of ‘house points’ remember to get sorted into your Hogwarts house too!

  • For those who’ve visited the wizarding world before – today we’re thinking about Hallowe’en, a hugely important date in Harry’s life. Find out about other eventful Hallowe’ens in the Harry Potter books here.

  • How about a crossword challenge? Now you know a lot more about Harry Potter, Hogwarts and magic, try this word puzzle kindly provided by Scholastic here! And you once you’re done, you can find the answers here.

  • But when is Chapter Eleven coming, we hear you cry? Be sure to check back at HarryPotterAtHome.com every week where you can expect new readings from a stellar cast of narrators.

  • In fact, if you’re worried about missing out on any updates from Harry Potter At Home and beyond, don’t worry. Sign up to our Harry Potter Fan Club newsletter, where you can receive exciting new updates every week on Harry Potter At Home, further chapters, and much more. Here’s how.

  • And what about this fan art? Yes, well reminded. We’re inviting you to send in your pieces to represent key moments from the first book, which will feature in future videos. At the moment, we’re looking for moments that feature in Chapter Eleven onwards.

By our mathematics skills, that would give us just seven more chapters to go, so please do send us your interpretations of famous scenes from those chapters via the hashtag #HarryPotterAtHome to @WizardingWorld’s Twitter account. Submitting your artwork this way ensures the Harry Potter At Home project absolutely has your permission to use your pieces online.

You can check out our rules and guidelines to submitting here and an important note to all parent and guardians that you must submit your children’s art on their behalf.

  • If you’re old enough, come join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where the fun just keeps on coming with more quizzes, puzzles and extra challenges.

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Harry Potter At Home

Harry Potter At Home is our way of bringing the magic into people’s homes, casting a Banishing Charm on boredom. These special video readings are just one of the many things you can do at home with us, whether alone or with your friends or family. Our new Harry Potter At Home project is very much a team effort, combining the resources of Harry Potter UK and US publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, Warner Bros., leading spoken-word producer and provider Audible, our numerous library suppliers, library supplier OverDrive, streaming platform Spotify, and of course, our very own magic-makers here at WizardingWorld.com.