JOANNE KATLEEN ROWLING

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JOANNE KATHLEEN
ROWLING
ANA CARMONA TORIBIO
Mª DE LA O RUIZ PEREIRO
14 Enero 2006
1º Bachillerato B
JOANNE KATHLEEN ROWLING
She was born
on 31st of
July, 1965
She was born in Chepstow
J.K.ROWLING BIOGRAPHY
Born in Chepstow, Gwent in
1965, J.K. Rowling's favorite
subjects in school were
English and languages. J.K.
went to Exeter University,
worked as a secretary and as
a teacher, but then fell on
hard times. She and her
husband divorced shortly
after the birth of their
daughter and J.K. Rowling
ended up unemployed and
living in a tiny flat in
Edinburgh with her only
child.
Of course, maybe it
wasn't all bad
because it was
during this time
that she wrote Harry
Potter and The
Sorcerer's Stone.
The idea for the book
came to J.K.
Rowling while on a
train ride.
THE WRITER
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.
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
She won the Prize “Príncipe de Asturias”
in 2003.
Because Rowling´s literary creation
prompts young people to identify with
essential human values such as the
ability to discern between good and evil
and to recognise how important
cooperation and solidarity are in life´s
problems.
HARRY POTTER
The social
transcendence of
Rowling's literary
creation lies in the fact
that it has stimulated
children from the entire
world's ethnic groups
and cultures to discover
the joy of reading and
to find in the
fascinating adventures
of Harry Potter a
stimulus for their
imagination and
creativity.
J.K. Rowling Says
"My first book was
called Rabbit and I
was about six, and I
haven't stopped
scribbling since."
J.K. Rowling - Did U
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!"
ROWLING & HARRY POTTER
CURIOSITIES:
When she was
waiting a train at
the station King´s
Cross in England,
she made the
character of HARRY
POTTER.
She didn´t believe
in the magic.
She couldn´t write
the ending of her
fourth book because
she was afraid.
Now she is the third
woman richest in
Britain because she
wrote HARRY
POTTER.
J.K.ROWLING´S ADDRESS
J.K.Rowling
c/o Scholastic Inc.
555 Broadway.
New York, NY 10012
Estados Unidos.
J.K.Rowling
Bloomsbury Publishing
38 Soho Square.
London
W1V 5DF
Reino Unido.
J.K.ROWLING´S BOOKS
Rabbit
Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s
Stone
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry Potter and the prisioner of
Azkabán
Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix
The End

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