Synopses & Reviews
Make these modern classics part of your family library. Your adventure-loving reader can follow Harry Potter through magical quests, crushing defeat, and soaring achievement. From the wizard's first year at Hogwarts through dramatic run-ins with Lord Voldemort, Harry grows older and wiser along with your child.
Five years of magic and mystery at Hogwarts are now bundled together in this boxed set of paperback digest-sized editions of all five Harry Potter books, along with a leather bookmark.
About the Author
Like that of her own character, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling's life has the luster of a fairy tale. Divorced, living on public assistance in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter, Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at a table in a café during her daughter's naps and it was Harry Potter that rescued her. First, the Scottish Arts Council gave her a grant to finish the book. After its sale to Bloomsbury (UK) and Scholastic Books, the accolades began to pile up. Harry Potter won The British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, and the Smarties Prize, and rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Book rights have been sold to England, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Spain and Sweden.
A graduate of Exeter University, a teacher, and then an unemployed single parent, Rowling wrote Harry Potter when "I was very low, and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad." But Rowling has always written; her first book was called Rabbit. "I was about six, and I haven't stopped scribbling since."