Mythmaker: The Story of J. K. Rowling

Mythmaker: The Story of J. K. Rowling

by Amy Sickels, Charles J. Shields
     
 

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In 1998, when the first Harry Potter book was published in the United States, no one-including J.K. Rowling herself-could have predicted the success of the series. Now, her seven books about Harry Potter's adventures are widely read by adults and children alike and have been translated into more than 64 languages. Popular movies based on the books have brought

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In 1998, when the first Harry Potter book was published in the United States, no one-including J.K. Rowling herself-could have predicted the success of the series. Now, her seven books about Harry Potter's adventures are widely read by adults and children alike and have been translated into more than 64 languages. Popular movies based on the books have brought Harry Potter to an even wider audience, and Rowling has become one of the wealthiest women in the world. But where did Harry Potter come from? Mythmaker: The Story of J.K. Rowling delves into the life and mind of an extraordinary woman who overcame life's obstacles to become one of the most loved children's book authors of all time.

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School Library Journal

Gr 7-9

Most of the content in this update repeats what appears in the 2002 edition, including many of the high-quality photographs and at least one typo. Sickels discusses the plots of the "Harry Potter" novels and delves into Rowling's life story. The text concludes with extensive notes and lists of works by Rowling, popular Potter characters, major awards, and so on. This is similar to Joan Vos MacDonald's J. K. Rowling: Banned, Challenged, and Censored (Enslow, 2008). However, that title focuses more on why Rowling's books have been challenged in libraries, schools, and communities. An additional consideration at best, for libraries serving only the most ardent Potter fans.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791067192
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Who Wrote That? Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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