|J. K. Rowling|
A phenomenon like Harry Potter does not come along very often. The young wizard and his eager companions Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have inspired countless children to delve into reading with a fervor rarely seen, and we have J. K. Rowling to thank for that! Rowling has created a fantastic world of wizards and muggles, ghosts and trolls, and good and evil that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults all over the world.
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J. K. Rowling
Also Known As:
Joanne Kathleen Rowling (full name), "Jo"
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:
Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Recent Highlights: British Book Awards Book of the Year, Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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|Rowling has vowed that there will be no sequel to Deathly Hallows. "There will be no Harry Potter's midlife crisis or Harry Potter as an old wizard," she told London's Sunday Telegraph in 1998. Rowling might even turn her hand to "adult" novels, but she is adamant that this is not a pinnacle of achievement. "I think it's wrong to think of adult books as 'real literature,'" she reflected. "Real literature can be for people of nine, and that's what I'm trying to write."|
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J. K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
Fans of Harry Potter will love the chance to get inside the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Straight from the Hogwarts School Library, these two textbooks are the very same ones used by Harry and all his fellow wizards-in-training! Written by J. K. Rowling under two delightful pseudonyms, the two texts come together in this fabulous box set.
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