Books: Abracadabra!

J.K. Rowling's magical Harry Potter books have cast a spell on kids around the world

At Waterstone's in Birmingham, it was in a cage guarded by two mannequins dressed like Men in Black. At Blackwell's Children's Bookshop in Oxford, the staff tried chaining it up in the window for a few days, but kids kept borrowing stools and climbing in for a peek, so it was hidden away. And on the afternoon of July 8, stores around Britain were packed with children waiting for it. No, not for the newest set of Pokemon trading cards, but for a book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment of J.K. Rowling's entrancing magical mystery tales...

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