Harry A History Now Updated with J K Rowling Interview New Chapter Photos

  • Filename: harry-a-history-now-updated-with-j-k-rowling-interview-new-chapter-photos.
  • ISBN: 1416594051
  • Release Date: 2008-11-04
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Melissa Anelli
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series. For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read. This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list. These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume. We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand? Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume – one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.

Harry a History

  • Filename: harry-a-history.
  • ISBN: 0143304364
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Melissa Anelli
  • Publisher: Puffin



THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS WERE JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY . . . During the brief span of just one decade, hundreds of millions of perfectly ordinary people made history: they became the only ones who would remember what is was like when the Harry Potter sage was still unfinished. What it was like to seek out friends, families, online forums, fan fiction, and podcasts to get a fix between novels. When the potential death of a character was a hotter bet than the World Series. When the unfolding story of a boy wizard changed the way books are read for all time. And as webmistress of the Leaky Cauldron, one of the most popular Harry Porter sites on the internet, Melissa Anelli has a front row seat to it all. Whether it was helping Scholastic stop leaks and track down counterfeiters, hosting live PotterCasts at bookstores across the country, touring with the wizard rock band Harry and the Potters, or travelling to Edinburgh to interview J.K. Rowling personally, Melissa was at the centre of all the Harry Potter tornado, and nothing about her would ever be the same. The Harry Potter books are a triumph of the imagination that did far more than break sales records for all time. They restored the world's sense of wonder and took on a magical life of their own. Now the series has ended, but the story is not over. With remembrances from J.K. Rowling's editors, agents, publicists, fans, and Rowling herself, Melissa Anelli takes us on a personal journey through every aspect of the Harry Potter phenomenon-from his very first spell to his lasting impact on the way we live and dream.

Harry A History Enhanced with Videos and Exclusive J K Rowling Interview

  • Filename: harry-a-history-enhanced-with-videos-and-exclusive-j-k-rowling-interview.
  • ISBN: 9781451651379
  • Release Date: 2011-07-05
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Melissa Anelli
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling; a new, updated chapter; and special videos made just for this edition! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series. For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read. This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list. These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume. We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand? Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume – one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.

J K Rowling A Bibliography 1997 2013

  • Filename: j-k-rowling-a-bibliography-1997-2013.
  • ISBN: 9781849669764
  • Release Date: 2015-02-26
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Philip W. Errington
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.

J K Rowling

  • Filename: j-k-rowling.
  • ISBN: 0313322058
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Author: Connie Ann Kirk
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



This unofficial biographical study of J. K. Rowling invites fans and critics alike to take a close look at the person behind the phenomenon.

How Harry Cast His Spell

  • Filename: how-harry-cast-his-spell.
  • ISBN: 9781414327679
  • Release Date: 2009-12-31
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John Granger
  • Publisher: NavPress



More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity . . . until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death; help us better understand life and our role in the universe; and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities.

J K Rowling The Wizard Behind Harry Potter

  • Filename: j-k-rowling-the-wizard-behind-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781466885998
  • Release Date: 2014-11-25
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Marc Shapiro
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin



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 answers 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 are 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!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-publishing-children-s-books-3rd-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781101460801
  • Release Date: 2008-05-06
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Harold D. Underdown
  • Publisher: Penguin



'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Casual Vacancy

  • Filename: the-casual-vacancy.
  • ISBN: 9781405519229
  • Release Date: 2012-09-27
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. . . Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, THE CASUAL VACANCY is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

The Harry Potter Spellbook Unofficial Guide

  • Filename: the-harry-potter-spellbook-unofficial-guide.
  • ISBN: 9781456626990
  • Release Date: 2016-07-08
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Author: S.G. Eastment
  • Publisher: S.G. Eastment



Potter and other great wizards and witches of the Wizarding World have used in the Harry Potter series. This book contains all the spells, what the spells do, and how they are pronounced as well as special essays on magic. With this book you can learn great spells yourself and become a great wizard or witch like Harry Potter! The Harry Potter Spellbook Unofficial Guide is the original convenient and comprehensive guide to the spells and magic of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. This comprehensive guide includes: *A to Z of Harry Potter Spells used in the Harry Potter books *Complete descriptions of each spell, how the spell is pronounced and what it does *Separate sections on different types of spells – Charms, Counterspells, Curses, Fake Spells, Healing, Hexes, Jinxes, Transfiguration and the destructive Unforgiveable Curses *Types of Wizards, Wizard Training, Wizard wands, the effects of emotions on magic *Descriptions of Animagi, Metamorphmagi, Parselmouths, Legilimency, Occlumency, Seers, Floo Network, Portkeys, Inferi, Dark Marks, Horcruxes and more. Both as a fun magic guide and as an indispensable addition to any avid Harry Potter fan's collection, The Harry Potter Spellbook Unofficial Guide is the perfect book for you.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0826215491
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press



Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The End of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-end-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 1429985208
  • Release Date: 2007-03-20
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: David Langford
  • Publisher: Tor Books



The publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, is probably the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of publishing. Even the smallest hints from author J. K. Rowling about what may happen to Harry and his friends have been major news stories. In The End of Harry Potter?, David Langford—Potter fan and award-winning writer—delves into the many mysteries which remain unsolved. Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? Whose side is Severus Snape really on? What are the remaining horcruxes, where He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul? Does Harry bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar, and is this why he understands Parseltongue? J. K. Rowling is the only person who knows the answers to these questions. But in this highly entertaining book, Langford uses his deep knowledge of the six published Harry Potter novels to explore these and other mysteries, and to present a selection of possible outcomes. Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way to refresh their memory of the first six books in readiness for the last. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Harry Potter s World Wide Influence

  • Filename: harry-potter-s-world-wide-influence.
  • ISBN: 9781443816281
  • Release Date: 2009-10-02
  • Number of pages: 337
  • Author: Diana Patterson
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing



The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-publishing-children-s-books.
  • ISBN: 1592577504
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: Harold D. Underdown
  • Publisher: Penguin



Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

Into the Pensieve

  • Filename: into-the-pensieve.
  • ISBN: 0764349457
  • Release Date: 2015-10-28
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Patrick McCauley
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing



This book takes a look at the arc of the storyline in Harry Potter, digging below the surface to explore ethical, mythological, and religious meanings in J.K. Rowling's best-selling series. Why do we find ourselves so intrigued with the tale of Harry Potter? Many of the millions who passionately read the Harry Potter series found they could relate to the details, dreams, and fears of Harry's life. From a phoenix that dies and rises again to Dumbledore, a character who appears in a realm beyond death, there can be little doubt that Rowling's story delves into profound themes and ideas. She tackles issues of grief, responsibility, individual excellence, and heroism in the face of violence and corruption. This philosophical analysis shows that if, in fact, we do find ourselves reflected in Harry's story, then we may also find that our destiny and individual potential resonates with his as well.

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