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‘Harry Potter’ author publishes book for adults, but she hasn’t given up on kids

This is a story of good news, bad news and, finally, good news.

Good: J.K. Rowling’s first book since 2007’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has just been published.

Bad: There are no wizards or dragons here. The new book, called “The Casual Vacancy,” is definitely for adults.

Good: The book that Rowling is working on now is for kids. It will be “for slightly younger children than the Potter books,” she said in an interview with a British news organization.

Rowling, who is 47 and the mother of three children, said it’s unlikely that she would write another book featuring the boy wizard and his friends. But she didn’t rule it out entirely.

“Where Harry’s story is concerned, I’m done,” she said, adding that “I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea.” But she went on to say, “If I had a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. . . . A sidestep could maybe . . . well, we’ll see.”

That sure sounds like a cliffhanger ending to us!

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