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Nine Lucky Kids from California to Texas to New York Will Get Midnight Doorstep Delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on July 21
SEATTLE, Jul 11, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (Nasdaq:AMZN) ( today announced the winners of its Harry Potter Owl Delivery Writing Adventure, a contest in which kids under the age of 18 wrote 300-word essays about their favorite Harry Potter characters. Three entrants from each of three age groups (6-8, 9-12, and 13-17) were selected to receive midnight delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on July 21 by UPS, as well as a Harry Potter prize package that will feature hundreds of dollars' worth of Harry Potter memorabilia.

The winners' names, ages and hometowns are as follows:

Jasmine            7          Kirkland, Wash.
Fouzia             7          Miami Spring, Fla.
Domenick           8          Breezy Point, N.Y.
Jonathan           10         Austin, Texas
Lotus              11         Los Angeles, Calif.
Dancie             12         Houston, Texas
Gladys             14         South San Francisco, Calif.
Hannah             15         Phoenix, Ariz.
Lauren             16         Pittsburgh, Pa.

Selected Owl Writing Adventure essays can be viewed at

With one week remaining until the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," customers can still pre-order the book in time to qualify for Release-Date Delivery. For all orders placed by Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. EDT using standard shipping or better (including Amazon Prime), will guarantee delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on its release date of Saturday, July 21, to all addresses within the lower 48 states, or the cost of the book will be refunded.

Media interested in covering any of the midnight deliveries should contact the media hotline listed below.

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