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Another Harry Potter book?

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(Read caption) J.K. Rowling was a guest at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House this year.

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As we all know, children ask the best questions. And sometimes they get the best answers. Speaking at the White House Easter Egg Roll yesterday, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling answered a child's query about another Harry Potter book with a "maybe."

According to The Washington Post, Rowling, a guest at yesterday's event in Washington, read out loud to a small group of children and answered their questions.

While Rowling said that she has no immediate plans to write any more Potter books, she didn't rule the possibility out altogether. Instead, she suggested that "maybe 10 years from now" it could happen.

She also told one child she does want to write more books, adding that, "I'm quite sure in the not-too-distant future I will bring out another book."

Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.

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