Harry Potter


"Harry Potter in Large Print"

("Business Wire", April 24, 2001)

Large Print Program Reaches Visually Impaired and Reluctant Readers

THORNDIKE, Maine - May is National Book Month and parents who want to inspire their visually impaired or reluctant readers have a new ally.
A new publishing program from Thorndike Press brings award-winning literature to vision-impaired or challenged young readers, and saves them a seat on the Harry Potter bandwagon.
Large Print books have become a staple on the shelves of public libraries, where adults with impaired vision now find an unprecedented selection of titles. But vision problems do not affect adults only: children suffer from them as well, along with reading disabilities that can isolate them from their peers.
The Thorndike Press Large Print Young Adult program is designed for these kids. It brings them unabridged editions of award-winning and critically acclaimed young adult literature that vary from the original only in type size. The cover art is often the same and the words "Large Print" do not appear on the outside -- both important details to self-conscious young people. Inside is a page layout that is approved by the National Association of the Visually Handicapped (NAVH). Reports from school librarians and teachers note the books are more appealing and less intimidating to challenged or reluctant readers since they're easier to read and the pages turn faster.
Among the titles available for young adults from Thorndike is the series that brought a renewed passion for reading to millions of kids around the world. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling leads Thorndike Press' Large Print Young Adult current list. Its three predecessors, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are also available in Large Print from Thorndike Press.