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Overview

Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!

In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448458724
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 54,281
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Pamela Pollock and Meg Belviso are authors of several books for children and reside in New York, New York.

Stephen Marchesi has illustrated several titles in the Who Was? series and lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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