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J.K. Rowling Gets Published

Bloomsbury Publishing bought Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) in 1997 and it was an instant success. Sorcerer's Stone won The British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize and received rave reviews around the world. Since then there have been three more Harry tales - The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire and the massive Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling has plans to write a book for each of the 7 years that Harry Potter is at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Warner Brothers has the rights to a lot of the books and has already made a bunch of successful flicks.

J.K. Rowling - Did You Know?

  • The Scottish Arts Council gave her a grant to finish the first book.
  • J.K. Rowling named Harry Potter after a childhood friend, Ian Potter.
  • She writes all of her books by hand. Ouch! She must have been pretty tired by the end of Order of the Phoenix.
  • When asked what mommies do, J.K. Rowling's daughter once replied, "Mommies write!"

J.K. Rowling Says

"My first book was called Rabbit and I was about six, and I haven't stopped scribbling since."

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