Tiny 'Harry Potter' Prequel Sells for $48,000 J.K. Rowling performed a piece of authorial wizardry for a good cause. She penned an 800-word prequel to her Harry Potter series for a charity auction. The handwritten tale, crammed onto a piece of paper about the size of a postcard, went for more than $48,000. And thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can read it online for free.
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Tiny 'Harry Potter' Prequel Sells for $48,000

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Tiny 'Harry Potter' Prequel Sells for $48,000

Tiny 'Harry Potter' Prequel Sells for $48,000

Tiny 'Harry Potter' Prequel Sells for $48,000

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J.K. Rowling performed a piece of authorial wizardry for a good cause. She penned an 800-word prequel to her Harry Potter series for a charity auction. The handwritten tale, crammed onto a piece of paper about the size of a postcard, went for more than $48,000. And thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can read it online for free.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. J.K. Rowling performed a piece of authorial wizardry for a good cause. She penned an 800-word prequel to her Harry Potter series for a charity auction. She managed to cram the handwritten tale onto a piece of paper about the size of a postcard, where she also noted it wasn't going to be a book. The tiny tome went for more than $48,000, although thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can read it online for free, starting today. It's MORNING EDITION.

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