Thursday, May 10, 2007

Harry Potter and Torah in the Wall Street Journal

An interesting Wall Street Journal article (click here) this morning, about the market for Harry Potter related books, gave a quick mention to Harry Potter and Torah. Slate gave a summary here, also mentioning Harry Potter and Torah briefly.

Last Hurrah for 'Harry' Offshoots?

As Series Draws to a Close,
Market for Related Books
May Well Spike, Then Fade

May 10, 2007; Page B1

When J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" hits bookstores July 21, it will, as virtually everyone knows, mark the end of a 10-year run of seven books that have made publishing history.

But the series has spawned a whole literary ecosystem, with new offshoots expected to spring up as never before during these next few months. Hordes of adventuresome publishers are out there already, and others will be trying to cash in with books that predict what could happen in the final Potter title, provide behind-the-scenes analysis, or just plain ride piggy-back.


There's also "Harry Potter and Torah," which Dov Krulwich self-published late last year. Mr. Krulwich, who works in the high-tech industry in Israel, describes the book as "Jewish perspectives on Harry Potter themes" and says it is aimed at teens and young adults.


The full Wall Street Journal article is here:

and Slate's summary is here:

As always, you can buy Harry Potter and Torah at Amazon at:

and get more info about the book at:


No comments: