JK Rowling Releasing New 'Harry Potter' Story for Kids This Halloween

dolores umbridge harry potterOne of the scariest Harry Potter villains is about to make her comeback! Author JK Rowling is giving her fans an extra-special Halloween treat and has announced that she will post an original new story about Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge on PotterMore next week.

Professor Umbridge, who first appeared in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Mr. Potter's school. And boy, is she the perfect bad guy to reprise at bedtime on the spookiest day of the year.

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Maybe you could never tell. She dresses in delicate pink hues, has painted cat plates all over her walls, and her squeaky high-pitched voice projects anything but evil. But then, in an immediate shift, we found her punishing Harry and making him write, "I must not tell lies" over and over again. And in his own blood, no less.

The site even released the following teaser:

Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar.

And it'll be perfect enough to read with the kids right on Hallow's Eve. The site mentions that it'll be a 1,700-word story on Umbridge's life, which will leave new revelations about the character and will even include Rowling's "first-person thoughts and reflections about the character."

So if you're looking for a spooky Halloween treat for your little Hermione or Harry, Ms. Rowling has you covered.

Will you or your kids be checking out Umbridge's story?

 

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