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Copy of J.K. Rowling

This is a presentation for my elementary literature class on my favorite author

Sabrina Serra

on 8 July 2014

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Harry Potter and
J.K. Rowling

Presented by Sabrina Serra
July 1965
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Yate General Hospital in England
Graduated from Exeter University
Taught English in Portugal and married
Jorge Arantes
J.K Rowling gave birth to her daughter Jessica
When she was a postgraduate, she began writing plots for Harry Potter. The idea came to her during a train ride from Manchester to London King's Cross
Her marriage didn't last.
She and her daughter moved back to London to live with her sister
Style of Writing
Dr Marian Allsobrook says Rowlings fictional writing is "characterised by narrative twists and turns."
Rowling struggled financially
She still continued to write Harry Potter
Rowling worked on Philosopher's Stone for 5 years before it was published in
Jo attened St. Michael’s Primary School in South Gloucestershire
Chamber of secrets was published
Adult Bestseller List
Later that year, Prisoner of Azkaban was published
Goblet of Fire was published and sold 3.8 million copies just in America
First movie
produced by Chris Columbus

Order of the Pheonix was the fastest selling book in history
book 6 hits stands
Second movie comes out
Third movie hits theatres
The final book, Deathly Hallows, Sold 8.3 million copies in the first 24 hours.
Goblet of Fire was also released in the same year
Harry Potter 5 also came out in 2007
Half Blood Prince
The Potter Saga Ends
Harry Potter has been printed in 69 languages and distributed to 200 different territories
Booksellers Association Author of the Year award
Rowling wins the WH Smith's Fiction Award.
J.K. Rowling receives the Nibbie's (Children's Book of the Year) for half blood prince
Mrs. Rowling was given the British Book Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award
" In February 2009, she was inducted into France's prestigious Legion of Honor and given the honorary title of "knight". " (BIO)
"Jo has honorary degrees from Harv
ard University
, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
USA, University
of Exeter, University of St Andrews,
University, Edinburgh, and University
of Edinburgh
" (BIO)
Second child was born
Rowling got married to Neil Murray
It was decided that there was too much in the book, so the 7th movie was made into 2 parts. The firtst one came out summer of 2010
J.K Rowling is one of the most talented and influential writers of the modern day
Rags to Riches
Has given millions of people a world to escape to
Harry Potter is a serie of seven fantasy novels, in which the adventures of the young boy wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are described, during the seven years spent at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The plot centers on the struggle between Harry Potter and the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents in his quest to conquer the wizarding world.

José Marcano
Peter Rowling
Anne Volant
Diane Rowling
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
Jo attened Secondary School Wyedean School and College.
She describe her adolescence like unhappy.

Her favorite grandmother Kathleen died. Her Heroine was Jessica Mitfort, She said:

“My most influential writer, without a doubt, is Jessica Mitford. When my great-aunt gave me Hons and Rebels when I was 14, she instantly became my heroine. She ran away from home to fight in the Spanish Civil War, taking with her a camera that she had charged to her father’s account. I wished I’d had the nerve to do something like that. I love the way she never outgrew some of her adolescent traits..."
Her mother died
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