Hi Dark,

Actually, from what I've read what happened is when Joanne Rowling
sold the rights for the first Harry Potter book to Scholastic they
were bound and determined to name the book Harry Potter and the School
of Magic. There was a furious argument between Joanne and the
publishers, and they eventually settled on a compromise. As it turned
out the title they agreed upon was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone. Exactly why Scholastic insisted on a name change nobody really
knows, but apparently Scholastic felt that the original name of the
book was inappropriate for American children or some such non-sense.
Either way that's what I've heard, and explains why there are
esentually two different versions of the same books.

Cheers!


On 3/5/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Oh, that's more dire than I thought, i just thought it was the usual
> hollywood idiocy.
>
> I'm surprised Jk didn't stop that one.
>
> Beware the Grue!
>
> dark.
>
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