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Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two. #8 / J. K Rowling.

Rowling, J. K. (Author). Rowling, J. K., creator. (Added Author). Tiffany, John, 1971- creator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 9 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 7 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500012390290 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500012390241 Main Checked out 09/30/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500013078340 Main Checked out 10/03/2019
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Hawley Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500012392486 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500012390266 Main Checked out 09/25/2019
Moorhead Public Library J ROW (Text) 33500012390282 Main Checked out 09/13/2019
Karlstad LINK Site j ROW (Text) 35500005818859 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j ROW (Text) 35500005819873 Main Checked out 09/19/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1338099132
  • ISBN: 9781338099133
  • Physical Description: vii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition, Special rehearsal edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne."
"First produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender & Harry Potter Theatrical Productions."
"The official script of the original West End production."
Summary, etc.: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #1
    *Starred Review* The much-anticipated return of Harry Potter is here at last, in the form of a rehearsal script for the play (a finalized script will be published later), conceived by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. Set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the spotlight shines on a new set of wizard friends, Albus Potter (Harry and Ginny's youngest) and Scorpius Malfoy (Draco's son). A strained relationship between Harry and Albus comes to a head at the start of the young Slytherin's (yes, Slytherin!) fourth year at Hogwarts, prompting Albus' rash decision to go back in time and tamper with events at the Triwizard Tournament over 20 years ago. With a stolen Time-Turner, he and Scorpius return to the fateful tournament, but quickly learn that even slight changes to the past have enormous consequences. Only occasionally indulgent, the story explores new character relationships and several alternate (and alarming) futures once the Time-Turner comes into play. Series fans can breathe easy knowing this play has been respectfully and lovingly wrought. Tensions thrum, spells fly, and Slytherins finally have their day in the sun—but at center stage, as always in the Potterverse, is the overriding importance of love and friendship, especially in the face of danger. Really, readers need only be concerned with how to get to London to see it performed. Floo powder, perhaps?HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Have you not heard of this Potter chap? Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England 88).

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.


Subject: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) > Juvenile drama.
Good and evil > Juvenile drama.
Magic > Juvenile drama.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Good and evil > Drama.
Magic > Drama.
Genre: Fantasy drama.

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