What kind of bedtime stories to wizards read to their children?
Disclaimer: Non-profit fanfiction based on characters and scenarios created
by J.K. Rowling.
This is the story of The Boy Who
Once upon a time, there was a good
wizard. His name was Professor Albus Dumbledore. He was the greatest wizard
in the world.
Here is a picture of Professor Dumbledore.
See Professor Dumbledore's long white hair! See Professor Dumbledore's
twinkling blue eyes!
But there was also another wizard.
A really evil wizard. He was so evil that nobody even said his name. Everybody
just called him You-Know-Who. You-Know-Who had red eyes and a nose like
We won't even show you a picture
of You-Know-Who, because it would be too scary.
You-Know-Who wasn't happy. He was
angry because he wanted to be the greatest wizard in the world instead
of Professor Dumbledore. And so You-Know-Who started trying to take over
But Professor Dumbledore was the
Headmaster at Hogwarts School. Hogwarts was the best school for witches
and wizards in all the world. And since Professor Dumbledore was at Hogwarts,
it was also the safest place in the world. You-Know-Who could never take
Here is Hogwarts. See the beautiful
towers! See the strong high walls!
One year at Hogwarts, there was a
boy named James Potter. James was the Head Boy at Hogwarts. James was
from a great family of wizards.
Here is James Potter. See his handsome
dark hair! See the funny way his hair sticks up!
And there was also a girl named Lily
Evans. Lily was the Head Girl at Hogwarts. Lily's family were Muggles,
but Lily was a very talented witch anyway.
Here is Lily Evans. See her bright
green eyes! See her
pretty red hair!
James Potter fell in love with Lily
Evans. After they finished school at Hogwarts, they got married. They
became Mr. And Mrs. Potter. And they also joined Professor Dumbledore
in the fight against You-Know-Who.
Here is James and Lily Potter's wedding.
See how happy Lily is! See how happy James is!
Not long afterward, the Potters had
a baby boy. They named him Harry.
Here is Harry Potter with his mum
and dad. See baby Harry smile! See how he has green eyes like his Mum!
See how he has messy black hair like his Dad!
But You-Know-Who was still fighting.
He still wanted to take over the world. And he tried to kill as many of
Professor Dumbledore's friends as he could. One day he came to Godric's
Hollow where the Potters lived.
Here is Godric's Hollow. See what
a pretty village it is! See how nice the Potters' house is!
But You-Know-Who came to Godric's
Hollow one year on Hallowe'en. You-Know-Who killed James Potter. You-Know-Who
killed Lily Potter. And You-Know-Who tried to kill Harry Potter too.
But when You-Know-Who tried to kill
Harry Potter, the curse didn't work! The curse came back at You-Know-Who!
The next day, Professor Dumbledore's
friend Hagrid came and took Harry Potter to live with Lily Potter's family.
Here is Hagrid. See how big he is!
See how friendly he is! See how small little Harry looks in Hagrid's arms!
Somewhere in Muggle England today
there is a little boy. His name is Harry Potter. He is a hero. He is the
boy who defeated You-Know-Who. Nobody except for a few people like Professor
Dumbledore and Hagrid knows where Harry Potter lives.
But someday Harry Potter will come
back to us.
He is The Boy Who Lived.
"Mummy, can you wead it again?"
"No, sweetie, it's time to go nighty-night now."
"But that's my favowite story."
"Yes, I know it is. You've been asking Daddy and
me to read it to you every night."
"Mummy, is there weally a Hawwy Potter?"
"Yes, sweetie, of course there is."
"Mummy, how old is Hawwy Potter?"
"He's five years old now."
"I'm almost five. I'm four!"
"You're being silly, sweetie, you just turned four.
Harry Potter's a whole year older than you!"
"And look, Mummy, I have red hair just like Hawwy
"Yes, you do!"
"Could Hawwy Potter come to our house sometime?"
"No, sweetie, we can't invite him. We don't even
know where he lives."
"When can I see Hawwy Potter?"
"Probably not until you go to Hogwarts. That's a
long time from now."
"Will I go to Hogwarts with Hawwy Potter?"
"Yes, Harry Potter will be a year ahead of you. He'll
be in the same year as Ronnie."
"Will Wonnie be fwiends with Hawwy Potter?"
"I don't know, sweetie, you never can tell!"
(yawn) "When can I go to Hogwarts?"
"Not until you're eleven. That's seven more years!"
(Sigh…) "I wish I was eleven. So I
could be all grown up…" (yawn) "and go to Hogwarts with
Hawwy Potter… and all my bwothers… and Pwofessor Dumbalore and
Hagwid… and Hawwy Potter could come to our house and play…" (yawn)
"and we could all be best fwiends…."
(Silence, except for the contented sighs of a
sleeping little girl)
(Whispered) "Nighty-night, sweetie… Nox."