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Today, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol narrate Harry’s first flying lesson, as well as a midnight adventure in the castle, where he meets a rather unusual dog.
Officially a Gryffindor, but a Hufflepuff at heart, Dan Fogler plays Jacob Kowalski in the Harry Potter prequel franchise, Fantastic Beasts, and will reprise his role in the third instalment, along with Alison.
‘I’ve been a fan of the Potter films for years,’ he said. ‘Then when I was part of the universe, immersed, I realised how very special it all is. Now, reading the books to my kids daily, I was in the perfect mindset to jump on board for this particular project, my pleasure to pitch in for a great cause.’
Alison Sudol (a Ravenclaw) is also one of the leads in Fantastic Beasts, starring as the talented witch, Queenie Goldstein. The franchise’s third instalment is scheduled to begin filming later this year.
‘Harry Potter was a part of my life from when I was a teenager - and I found myself reading the books when I needed to escape reality for a little while and immerse myself in a world of magic,’ she said.
‘I’ve always found the books and the wizarding world tremendously comforting. I was keen to get involved with this project because, in times like these, where there is so much uncertainty, isolation and fear around the world, it was something I could do. I hope it might offer a bit of cosiness and comfort to anyone who might need it.’
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.
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.
Now that you’ve refreshed your memory of J.K. Rowling’s ninth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers), here’s more about ‘The Midnight Duel’.
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, enjoy our ranking of all the wizarding world dogs, seeing as a certain canine makes their debut appearance in this chapter.
Now you’ve spent a little time at Hogwarts with Harry and his friends, how about challenging yourself with Bloomsbury’s Hogwarts wordsearch? Find it here. You can find the answers on the second page, so no peeking!
Harry and his fellow first-years have their first flying lesson in Chapter Nine, so Scholastic have provided a fun Madam Hooch-inspired crafting activity. Learn how to make your very own broomstick bookmark here!
But when is Chapter Ten 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 Ten onwards.
By our mathematics skills, that would give us just eight 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.
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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.