'Potter' reigns supreme in Australia

  May 15, 2006 at 7:27 PM ET
  Geri     Yahoo! News (via Herald Sun)
  harry potter books, harry potter series, potter series

Over 23,000 readers, aged five to 17, votedopens in new window the Harry Potter series as their favorite book in a pollopens in new window in Australia. The Potter series was counted as a single book for the purpose of the poll, followed by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Dave Fenlon, general manager of Angus & Robertson, who conducted the poll, was shocked by the huge response and the fact that a fair number of classics were included on the the final list.

I'm absolutely amazed, to be brutally honest. It was just way in excess of my expectations. I would never have considered To Kill a Mockingbird would get into a kids' poll. Pride and Prejudice was another shocker.

The results of the poll were released this morning at a celebration hosted by the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright.


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