J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter

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Macmillan, May 15, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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The heartwarming story behind J.K. Rowling's rise to fame—and the answers to Harry Potter fans' most burning questions!

Harry Potter is loved throughout the world, and so is his creator. Joanne Kathleen (J.K.) Rowling is a true wizard, a woman who has the ability to recall vividly her days as a child and capture those wild, wonderful, difficult times—an ability that helps make her creation, Harry Potter, seem so real.

In this revealing book, fans of the Harry Potter series will get to see their favorite author as they never have before. From a child with a wonderful imagination who didn't quite fit in, to a single mother with almost overwhelming responsibilities, J.K. Rowling and her story provide a wonderful chance for adults and children to enjoy a heartwarming, magical story. . . together.

Inside are the answer to some of the most frequently asked questions:
* Where did the idea for the Harry Potter series come from?
* How the birth of her third child impacted her life
* What's the latest on the top secret writing projects that will follow HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS?
* What re Joanne's feelings about the Harry Potter saga finally ending?
*Which of the characters does J.K most identify with?
*What is J.K. Rowling's simple rule about writing?
*And much more!

 

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Great story about J.K.'s life. Just like a window into her world as a child growing up into a famous adult. Although hard to catch on in the beginning, you will soon grow to like this book very much. Completely sourced, great book for research and great book for the occasional bio on someone's life. Shapiro did a really good job in describing the details of her life, it makes you feel as though you are in her life and at the same time in the real word. Worth 5 stars. 

Contents

Wild About Harry
1
Rabbit and Miss Bee
15
Childish Things
25
Life Lessons
36
Harry Is Born
47
Dark and Light
58
Harry Conquers the World
71
Harry Ever After
82
Its Only a Movie
122
Into the Future
137
Real Life Fantasy Life
152
Secrets Revealed Life Goes On
176
The Ghost at the Window
212
Countdown to Six
225
Is Harry Dead?
241
The End
256

Touched by an Angel
93
The Hogwarts Express
99
And the Beginning
269
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About the author (2007)

Marc Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other bestselling celebrity biographies. He has been a freelance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.

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