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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Differences between the Bloomsbury and Scholastic editions


Editor: Michele L. Worley

This page indicates all the differences found between the U.S. and U.K. versions of the text of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some differences appear in all the books (e.g. Minister of Magic/Minister for Magic) and these are listed on a separate page. If you spot a difference that we didn't note, please send us an owl.

pp. U.K. Edition U.S. Edition pp.
24 wizarding duel Wizarding duel 20
24 He Who Must Not Be Named He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named 20
24 wizarding world's Wizarding world's 20
26 super-fast feat superfast feat 23
29 eye witnesses inside Hogwarts Castle eyewitnesses inside Hogwarts castle 27
29 That is for the wizarding community to decide That is for the Wizarding community to decide 28
33 The next-door neighbour's lawnmower stalled again. The next-door neighbor's lawn mower stalled again. 33
76 The Ghoul in Pyjamas The Ghoul in Pajamas 86
80

There was a pause in which Mrs Weasley magicked the empty plates on to the side, and served apple tart.

There was a pause in which Mrs Weasley magicked the empty plates onto the work surface and served apple tart. 91
116 ‘Not so fast, Lugless,’ Not so fast, Your Holeyness,’ 138
178 Despite the high-necked silk gown she wore, Harry thought of Native Americans as he studied her dark eyes, high cheekbones and straight nose. Harry thought of photos of Native Americans he’d seen as he studied her dark eyes, high cheekbones, and straight nose, formally composed above a high-necked silk gown. 216
187 seizing her small, beaded bag from the kitchen dresser. seizing her small, beaded bag from the kitchen sideboard. 228
261 hauntings that have dogged the little church for many centuries. hauntings that have dogged the little church beside it for many centuries. 319
281 she dropped her son into the cot she dropped her son into the crib 344
281 clutching the bars of his cot clutching the bars of his crib 344
283 cried like the baby in the cot? cried like the baby in the crib? 346
340 doing the same thing in front of his cot. doing the same thing in front of his crib. 419
370 Harry saw Narcissa Malfoy Through his puffy eyelids Harry saw Narcissa Malfoy 456
506 The wall began to totter, then crumbled into the aisle The wall began to totter, then the top third crumbled into the aisle 629
521 a silence only Dementors could bring was falling thickly through the night ... <paragraph break> ‘Come on, Harry!’ said Hermione’s voice, from a very long way away, ‘Patronuses, Harry, come on!’ <paragraph break> He raised his wand, but a dull hopelessness was spreading through him: Fred was gone, and Hagrid was surely dying or already dead; a silence only Dementors could bring was falling thickly through the night, and Fred was gone, and Hagrid was surely dying or already dead... <paragraph break> ‘Come on, Harry!’ said Hermione’s voice, from a very long way away, ‘Patronuses, Harry, come on!’ <paragraph break> He raised his wand, but a dull hopelessness was spreading throughout him: 648

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