New Chapter Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Available From Today
Read by Alia Bhatt With A Cameo From Alec Baldwin, And A Special Guest
The latest exciting new addition to Harry Potter At Home launches today with the 8th chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone read by Alia Bhatt, with a cameo from Alec Baldwin, and a special guest.
Some of the best-loved faces from global entertainment, music and sport have lent their voices to the story they love, by recording videos of themselves reading the timeless first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone.
Chapters 1-8 are available with additional videos posted weekly. An audio-only version is available for all for free on Spotify for children, parents, and carers worldwide to have fun and enjoy listening to these very special, one-off recordings.
All seventeen chapters of the book will be released by the middle of the summer.
To be the first to hear more and see all episodes as they launch, join the official Harry Potter Fan Club for free.
On Friday 20th March, The Blair Partnership and J.K. Rowling made a temporary license available for teachers to support reading and distance learning, using Harry Potter Books 1-7. As such, J.K. Rowling supported teachers by allowing a new temporary special license that helped them to provide distance learning to students in a virtual classroom setting or reduced capacity school setting. J.K. Rowling announced it on Twitter and on her website.
On Wednesday 1st April (1:00 PM BST), J.K. Rowling alongside Audible, Bloomsbury, libraries around the world, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, announced a new online resource, the Harry Potter At Home hub – to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to their new daily lives. The team continues to add new content including, quizzes, reading tips, craft activities, and more every week.
The first Harry Potter audiobook was also made available for everyone via the Audible Stories platform in six languages, and the eBook and audiobook were made more widely available through our many library partners throughout the world.
HARRY POTTER AT HOME READINGS
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone
Chapter narrators announced to date:
• Chapter 1 – ‘The Boy Who Lived’: Daniel Radcliffe
• Chapter 2 – ‘The Vanishing Glass’: Noma Dumezweni
• Chapter 3 – ‘The Letters from No One’: Eddie Redmayne
• Chapter 4 – ‘The Keeper of the Keys’: Stephen Fry
• Chapter 5 – ‘Diagon Alley’: Simon Callow, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright
• Chapter 6 – ‘The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters’: The Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Broadway Cast
• Chapter 7 – ‘The Sorting Hat’: Olivia Colman, with cameos from Jonathan Van Ness and Kate McKinnon
• Chapter 8 – ‘The Potions Master’: Alia Bhatt with a cameo from Alec Baldwin and a special guest