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Children's LiteratureNearly everyone has heard the name "Harry Potter," and his creator, J. K. Rowling, is equally as famous. In fact, J. K. Rowling is now one of the most famous authors in the world. But what else is known about the woman who writes stories about a heroic young wizard named Harry Potter? Who are the characters in her books modeled after? What qualities does she personally share with Harry? Where does she get her ideas? What was her childhood like? What is her advice to future young authors? These and many other questions are answered in this informative and inspiring biography. Many young readers will undoubtedly relate to Rowling's personal experiences, especially as she was growing up. Her great success as a writer will certainly provide motivation and encouragement for every young person that reads this book. There are many color photographs scattered throughout the book, though most are pensive shots of Rowling. Nonetheless, this is an interesting story as well as a great selection for students studying a famous author or researching biographies. It is part of the "Inventors and Creators" series. 2003, KidHaven Press/Gale Group, Ages 8 to 12.
— Denise Daley