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  Et tu Harri! Latin Potter books on the way
Updated 17 April 2003, 13.42
Will a Latin version of Potter be magic?
Learning Latin could get more exciting because Harry Potter book bosses Bloomsbury say they're publishing a Latin edition of The Philosopher's Stone.

Even though it's not even spoken anymore!

Bloomsbury told CBBC Newsround's website the book - Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis - comes out in July as a special hardback version. At the same time, a version in Welsh will hit the shelves.

They reckon it's a great idea because there are lots of references to ancient classical stories. JK's books also use loads of Latin words and phrases too.

Loadsa languages

Will a Latin version of Potter be magic?
Will a Latin version of Potter be magic?

Harry Potter has been published in over 40 languages all over the world already.

But now there are even more versions on the way, with ancient Greek and Gaelic editions coming in 2004.

Bloomsbury told us it's not unusual to publish modern books in Latin. Lots of others are available - even Winnie the Pooh!

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