Following Jesus and his family's journey from Egyptian exile to their ancestral home, it recasts Bible stories (the Magi's visit, the presentation at the temple) in the detailed context of Jewish rebellion against Herod Archelaus, the impious ruler of Israel. A cross between a historical novel and an update of Tolstoy's The Gospels in Brief, it presents Jesus as nature mystic, healer, prophet and very much a real young boy. Essentially, it's a mystery story, of the child grappling to understand his miraculous gifts and numinous birth. He animates clay pigeons, causes snowfall and dazzles his elders with unheard-of knowledge.
News reports are playing up the aging of the Harry Potter cast. Recast the latest entry in the Harry Potter franchise with an eye toward who might replace the aging cast in films 5-7. Oh, and it's Harry's third year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns that convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped Azkaban prison and could be coming after him next.
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