Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set by J. K. Rowling
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The complete collection of the eBooks in the Harry Potter series. Please note, the seven eBooks are downloaded separately.
 

About J. K. Rowling

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J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards. She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105,000.00. The book was retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books. The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling's first novel for an adult audience,The Casual Vacancy, was published by Little Brown in September 2012.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Pottermore Limited. 4167 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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It's one thing to bring a hero back from the dead – that's what heroes do – it's quite another to bring him back from marriage and children, which is where she left him at the end of the seventh and (to date) final book.

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Yahoo! Voices

After seven novels, a spin-off book of wizard fairy tales that wasn't that good, and eight movies, the story of The Boy Who Lived Harry Potter draws to its conclusion with the release of the final film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."

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Lit Reactor

When the Harry Potter series ended, many fans were left disappointed by the fact that Hermione Granger, the wizard played by Emma Watson in the film series, ended up with Harry's friend, Ron Weasley, instead of Potter himself.

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Dominion of New York

Autumnal equinox be damned, long about now we are programmed to start going into fall mode, and that means reading novels that embody autumn.

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Dominion of New York

After all, the Rowling camp has said that there are no plans for more Potter novels, and Pottermore gives Rowling the chance to scratch the itch to revisit the characters periodically with short pieces without ever undertaking the massive task (and pressure, let’s face it) of a new novel.

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Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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The Christian Post

Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson star in a scene from the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, out Wednesday.

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