Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Happy Halloween Readers,

Welcome to the second day of witches’ week. I couldn’t really mention witches and wizards without mentioning the boy who lived and The Harry Potter series. I’ll try make it as unique as I can. 

The Harry Potter series will always hold a special place in my heart I was at boarding school when the books started gaining popularity. I remember my teacher at the time reading the first book and going home at the weekend and asking for the books. My house at the time was a relatively old I think (I might be wrong) and had a wooden and brick staircase while having a huge willow tree outside my imagination ran wild.

The first book in the series was published in the United Kingdom in 1997 by Bloomsbury. In 1998, Harry Potter was published in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and It has been translated into at least 73 other languages since then. In 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was made into a feature-length film of the same name, as have all six of its sequels. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is the first instalment in the long-running Harry Potter film series and was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

The books chronicle the life of a young wizard called Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles.

The success of the books and films has allowed the Harry Potter franchise to expand
  • A play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on a story co-written by Rowling
  • A travelling exhibition that premiered in Chicago in 2009,
  • A studio tour in London that opened in 2012
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, has been built at several Universal Parks & Resorts amusement parks around the world.
  • MuggleNet
  • PotterMore
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Game

Harry Potter Books
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Hogwarts Library book
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Quidditch Through the Ages
The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Newt Scamander Adventures
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay


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