Author’s estate suing Scholastic over similarities to ‘Goblet of Fire’

The estate of British author Adrian Jacobs that took on Bloomsbury in 2009 is now suing Scholastic claiming that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is “substantially similar” to Jacobs’ 1987 book “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard.”

The central theme of each work — a yearlong wizard contest — unfolds as similar characters enact parallel plot points, according to the complaint.

Check out the Bloomberg article here. Has anyone read “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard”? Do you think Jacobs’ estate has a valid point?