At least, not any kind that could works spells as described in the books. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what’s called “fiction”. Not good enough for this woman, Grace Ann, who’s taking it upon herself to eliminate all wizardry from the series and make Harry and company students at Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles for a fan fiction project.
“My little ones have been asking to read the Harry Potter books; and of course I’m happy for them to be reading; but I don’t want them turning into witches!” Grace Ann writes. “So I thought… why not make some slight changes so these books are family friendly?”
They were already family friendly with a grandiose Good Vs Evil storyline and good lessons to teach kids about the powers of friends, confidence, the value of working hard in school, the importance of family, and more. What lessons the books don’t teach is how to kill people with magical curses and phoenix feather/unicorn horn wands. Because those are INVENTIONS for a FICTIONAL world where magic like that really works. Not this world.
But, if she wants to waste her time rewriting someone else’s work instead of inventing her own quality Christian characters and launching a real Christ-friendly children’s series that might actually make her a bit of money if she markets it right, go for it. Nobody’s forced to read it, just like nobody is forced to read Harry Potter.
Fan fiction seems like a weird world. I dabbled a little in scribblers when I was a kid, before I knew there was such a thing as a fan fiction genre but never to the point where I’d post the (very tame) stuff I came up with – unlike the zany things people are willing to share from their minds nowadays. I’m actually kind of scared to go looking for any…