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Byline: Alex Rodriguez
MOSCOW _ After spending years looking for a sure-fire protagonist who clicks with children, Russian writer Dmitry Yemets finally has found one: an 11-year-old orphan who wields magical powers, casts spells to vanquish the chief villain, attends a school for young witches and wears glasses.
No, it's not Harry Potter. This orphan's name is Tanya Grotter.
J.K. Rowling, the British creator of the $1.5 billion Harry Potter juggernaut, was struck enough by the not-so-coincidental similarity between Tanya and Harry that she is threatening to sue Yemets if he does not make his 413-page "Tanya Grotter and Her Magical Double-Bass" disappear.
But Yemets, 28, is not about to back down. …