A Christian mother is re-writing the hugely popular "Harry Potter" series for her young children, changing the portions of the books that involve witchcraft and sorcery to make it more "family friendly."
The woman, who simply goes by "Grace Ann," has already published the first seven chapters of her rewrite on Fanfiction.net.
"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!" she explains.
'So I thought..... why not make some slight changes so these books are family friendly? And then I thought, why not share this with all the other mommies who are facing the same problem?"
"I may not be a professional writer; but I think I am being given the talent to pull this off in service of a greater mission," she continues.
In the new version of J.K. Rowling's hit series, Hagrid rescues Harry Potter from his Richard Dawkins-quoting Aunt and Uncle and brings him to Hogwarts School Of Prayer and Miracles.
Protagonist Hermione is portrayed in a different light as well; Harry describes her as 'so different from the girls in public school who were focused on trying to be like the career women they saw on Sex And The City.' Meanwhile, Voldemort is portrayed as a villain preventing Harry and friends from practicing their faith via congress.
Grace Ann's rewrite has received mixed reviews from "Harry Potter" fans.
"Harry Potter is about loyalty, tolerance, love, sacrifice, friendship, discovery, education, and loss. This version of Potter is so messed up that the author might as well just force her kids to read the bible. And she probably has," writes blogger Stephen Foster, who goes on to compare the stories to "child abuse."
"Why would you ruin such a beautiful piece of literature?" asks a commenter named Lucas. "I get not wanting your kids exposed to witchcraft--but write another story, don't destroy something so well-loved."
Other parents are thankful for the revisions, as they are uncomfortable reading stories that promote dark magic to their children.
"The "Harry Potter" series are so well-written and are such great stories--no one can argue with that," explains Jeanne Terpstra, a mother of three.
"However, Rowling's books do promote witchcraft and sorcery and other things the Bible speaks very clearly against--things I don't want my children reading. I'm very excited to be able to read these stories to my children without all the negative parts."
"This rewrite is just a fun story that teaches children the importance of the gospel," adds another parent named Mark.
"Why not use America's favorite teen to do so?"