BN.com Gift Guide

Who Is J. K. Rowling? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!

In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography ...
See more details below
Who Is J. K. Rowling?

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!

In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101575628
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 63,787
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Pamela Pollock and Meg Belviso are authors of several books for children and reside in New York, New York.

Stephen Marchesi has illustrated several titles in the Who Was? series and lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 50 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(38)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(4)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 50 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Harry potter through the ages

    This book about j.k. rowlings struggle to get to the top was fanamanal. It was story many people can relate shes still a normal person like us. She never stopped trying until she succeeded, sometimes i wondrer what would have happened to her if she had given up. Because of her i am the person that i am today shes an inspiration to everyone in the world. She might be the best at evrything she could have gone of being a snobby rich lafy who didnt care about anyone else but herself but she decided to stick to her roots and do what she promised to do help the needy that used to be. She also helped many other groups and charities that related to her losses and sorrows. But through all of this drama and mayham she always remembers that family is most important. Shes a very humble person and she shows that through her writings :).

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 23, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    ¿Who Is J.K. Rowling¿ is an entertaining and quick read at just

    “Who Is J.K. Rowling” is an entertaining and quick read at just 105 pages. The following is a micro-sampler of what is contained in this book:
    Chapter 2: A Flying Car (commences on page 21): Key details from Rowling’s childhood are discussed, along with some of her favorite books.
    Chapter 5: The Slush Pile (begins on page 46): This chapter includes facts on J.K. Rowling’s journey towards submitting her writings to a receptive agent.
    Chapter 8: Truly Magical (starts on page 85): Important information is shared on how much Rowling’s family life changed as her fame started to sky-rocket even further. I thought that it was great to include some information about the houses and security detail.
    “Who Is J.K. Rowling” by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso (illustration by Stephen Marchesi) is a book best for those who enjoy the Harry Potter films and/or books. It is also a great book for those who like biographies about self-made people.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Awesome

    Well my friend is reading this book and is really enjoying it. I wonder if she will lend it to me if it is a "lend me " book I can't quite remember. Ihave read all of the Harry Potter books and think they are just so unbeliveiblely amazing and I bet it is going to be just as amazing!!!!!!!!!





    GO HARRY POTTER

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great book

    Full of facts. A definite read!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Samo Sample

    The sample had nothing in it. I recommend not getting the sample but just reading the book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Writing about books

    I am reading this book because I love harry potter and J.K Rowling wrote Harry Potter ,so I am never ending this book until I finish it.For me its really fun and iteresting because you learn facts about their life.You should try it!I think you will like it a lot.But you should also try like King Tut,Leonardo Da Vinci,Dr.Seuss,and Walt Disney.All of those are very fun,so try everthing.The best one is Walt Disney.But don't forget to read J.K Rowling and everything. Just you know read J.K Rowling first!P.S....It gives you a lot of information.Bye!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Sample

    Iy was a horible sample

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Brilliant!!!

    J.K. Rowling has the most interesting life I have ever heard of. How she creates Harry Potter is incredible! J.K. Rowling truly is a brilliant writer.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Horrible sample

    The sample is only five pages long and dosent even get to the contents page!!!! Im rating it five stars anyway because ive read it in Barns and Noble and it is a good book.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Great

    I love jk for writting these books but it seems as every one gets a bio. Jk is fine but like justin bieber and miely cyrus??????? I still really like jk rowling.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Hey Harry potter fans,

    I would like to get this. I am a VERY big fan of Harry Potter. JK AND HARRY ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. im going to be Hermione for
    Halloween! : )
    ~thanks!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Good book

    I read this in preperation for my wax museam project on Joanne Katheen ( J.K ) Rowling. It was full of information. It had information ON information. Amazing. Buy it, you wont regeret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER

    LONG LIVE PARRY OTTER!!! WHOOPS. LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER AND JKR!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    This book is no lie

    I know because j.k rowling is my mommy

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Sample

    Dont read sample its pointless

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    SUPER!!!!!

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!
    - :-)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    To below

    WHAT IS UP WITH YOU PEOPLE AND NOOK SEX YOU ARE NASTY AND I HATE YOU!!!!!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Harry Potter

    Love it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Ffgjugfvhhgddrghgfvhjgfxxg

    Bob

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is awesome

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 50 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)