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Rowling'll make Potter seek missing child

J K Rowling is helping in the hunt for Madeleine McCann by putting the child's face on bookmarks of the final Potter book.

books Updated: Jun 04, 2007 17:23 IST

Harry Potter author J K Rowling is reportedly helping in the hunt for Madeline McCann, who disappeared last month while on holiday with her parents in Portugal, by putting bookmarks with the face of the little girl in the final Potter novel.

J K Rowling had already donated an astounding $3 million to a reward fund to ensure the safe return of the little girl, who disappeared on May 3 from the McCanns' rented holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.

The English writer not only donated the largest amount, but also reportedly requested the authorities not to make a hullabaloo about it.

Madeline’s father said that he and his wife were thinking about putting their daughter’s photo on bookmarks, and added that an author like Rowling would be of great help, as she has a massive readership and appeal.

"There has been some indirect contact with her. We are thinking about getting bookmarks with Madeleine's photographs and getting the author's agreement. Someone like J K Rowling has got massive appeal and a Harry Potter book would be ideal," the National Ledger quoted him, as saying.

Madeline disappeared after her parents left her, her brother and sister, both aged two, alone while they went to a nearby restaurant within their hotel complex at Praia da Luz.

Other celebs who have contributed for the fund are Virgin company owner Sir Richard Branson and Pop Idol, The X Factor and American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Real Madrid footballer David Beckham has also contributed by making a television appearance, appealing the safe return of the missing 4-year old.

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