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Harry Potter

Harry Potter
Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on 30 June 1997, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim, and commercial success worldwide.[2] The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of July 2013[update], the book series had sold between 400 and 450 million copies, making it one of the best-selling book series in history, and had been translated into 73 languages.[3][4] The last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history, with the final instalment selling approximately 11 million copies in the United States within the first twenty-four hours of its release. Plot Early years Harry's first contact with the wizarding world is through a half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid, keeper of grounds and keys at Hogwarts. With Hagrid's help, Harry prepares for and undertakes his first year of study at Hogwarts. Voldemort returns Supplementary works

J. K. Rowling Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.[11] The seven-year period that followed entailed the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997). Rowling subsequently published 6 sequels—the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)—as well as 3 supplements to the series. Since, Rowling has parted with her agency and resumed writing for adult readership, releasing the tragicomedy The Casual Vacancy (2012) and—using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction novel The Cuckoo's Calling (2013), the first of a series.

Harry Potter universe Fundamentals[edit] The entire Harry Potter series is set from 1991 to 1998 aside from the opening chapter of the first book, which takes place on 1 November 1981, and the epilogue of the seventh book, which takes place on 1 September 2017. The depiction of the wizarding world is centred on magic, which not only imbues objects such as wands, but is portrayed as an inborn ability.

7 Feminist Take-Aways From the Final Harry Potter Movie The Harry Potter films, after seven installments, come to a fulfilling close with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. But the final movie has a special bonus: a number of feminist take-aways. Echoing the seven Horcruxes holding pieces of Voldemort’s soul, I found seven feminist lessons in Deathly Hallows: Part 2. 1. Patriarchy is evil. And it can be destroyed

Black Dagger Brotherhood-JR Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an ongoing series of paranormal romance books by author J. R. Ward. The series focuses on a society (the "Black Dagger Brotherhood") of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against the so-called lessers, a kind of de-souled humans threatening their kind. The first book in the series was published in 2005. Wand Wands You may like this, a detailed holly wand. In length, it is ten and one-half inches long. It has a core of salamander heartstring. Now here we have a bloodwood wand. No Logo Focus[edit] However, while globalization appears frequently as a recurring theme, Klein rarely addresses the topic of globalization itself, and usually indirectly. (She would go on to discuss globalization in much greater detail in her 2002 book, Fences and Windows.) Summary[edit] The book comprises four sections: "No Space", "No Choice", "No Jobs", and "No Logo". The first three deal with the negative effects of brand-oriented corporate activity, while the fourth discusses various methods people have taken in order to fight back.

Deathly Hallows Campaign Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tells the story of Harry’s journey to identify, track down, and destroy Voldemort’s remaining horcruxes and subsequently face the Dark Lord in the ultimate wizard death match. Inspired by the excellent work of Harry and his closest friends, the HPA joined with fans and activists across the globe on an epic journey to destroy seven real world horcruxes. This effort spanned the nine months between the release of each Deathly Hallows movie, and included the following initiatives: Starvation Wages Horcrux (began October 2010): On November 1, 2010, we sent a letter to Time Warner asking that all Harry Potter chocolate products be made from Fair Trade-certified chocolate, to ensure it was not made under inhumane conditions.

Midnighters-Scott Westerfeld The Midnighters Trilogy is a science-fiction fantasy series written by Scott Westerfeld. It was published by Eos in 2004. It comprises three books; The Secret Hour, Touching Darkness and Blue Noon. Over the course of the trilogy Jessica encounters other Midnighters with whom she allies herself. The protagonists in the trilogy are the eponymous Midnighters Desdemona (referred to as Dess), Rex, Jonathan, and Melissa. The antagonists of the series are Darklings and Slithers, dangerous and powerful beings that created and live in the Blue Hour.

Paul Jennings (Australian author) Paul Jennings AM is an English-born Australian children's book writer. His books mainly feature short stories that lead the reader through an unusual series of events that end with a twist. Paul Jennings was born on 30 April 1943 in Heston in Borough of Hounslow, London. In 1949 his family emigrated to Australia, where he attended school at Bentleigh West Primary School. In 1985, Jennings' first book of short stories, Unreal! The Vampire Chronicles-Ann Rice The Vampire Chronicles is a series of novels by Anne Rice that revolves around the fictional character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman turned into a vampire in the 18th century. As of November 2008[update], The Vampire Chronicles had sold 80 million copies worldwide.[1] Books in the series[edit] The Vampire Chronicles[edit] New Tales of the Vampires[edit]

David McRobbie David McRobbie is an Australian writer of television, radio and children's literature. Biography[edit] McRobbie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1934.[1] In 1958 he moved to Australia and worked as a teacher in the 1960s in Papua New Guinea.[2] He is currently a full-time writer but has previously worked as a television and radio producer, a ship's engineer, and a college lecturer. McRobbie's first published work was in 1976 with a collection of stories, entitled Talking Tree and Other Stories.[3] In 1991 he started writing the series of Wayne which he adapted in 1996 into a television series entitled The Wayne Manifesto.[3] In 2000 he created the television series Eugenie Sandler P.I. and was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for older readers for his novel, Tyro.[2] In 2002 his novel Mum, Me, and the 19th C was a finalist for the Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel.[4] Bibliography[edit] Novels[edit]

Old Kingdom-Garth Nix The Old Kingdom, or Abhorsen in North America, is a fantasy fiction series by Australian author Garth Nix. It originated in 1995 with the novel Sabriel and has continued in novels Lirael (2001) and Abhorsen (2003), novella The Creature in the Case (2005), and other short fiction.[a] In Australia the omnibus edition comprising three novels and one novella was titled The Old Kingdom Chronicles (2009, Allen & Unwin (Australia)). U.S. omnibus editions have been titled The Abhorsen Trilogy (2003) and The Abhorsen Chronicles (2009).

Eoin Colfer Biography[edit] Works[edit] Benny Shaw[edit] 1. Benny and Omar (1998)2. Benny and Babe (1999)

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