Mythmaker: The Story of J. K. Rowling

Mythmaker: The Story of J. K. Rowling

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791096321
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Who Wrote That? Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword   Kyle Zimmer     6
Wild About Harry     11
"Quiet, Freckly, Short-Sighted"     21
Harry Appears     31
Half a Suitcase of Stories     41
Bidding War     51
A Phenomenon in Publishing     67
Breaking Records     81
Creating Harry's World     91
Harry's Place in Children's Literature     101
Chronology     114
Notes     116
Works   J.K. Rowling     121
Popular Books     122
Popular Characters     124
Major Awards     126
Bibliography     127
Further Reading     130
Index     132

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