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J. K. Rowling

Biography

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, have been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.

As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

Books by J. K. Rowling

written by J. K. Rowling with illustrations by MinaLima - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Screenplay, Young Adult 10+
The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald has been captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
written by J. K. Rowling with illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger - Adventure, Anthology, Children's 8-12, Collection, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Short Stories

THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families. This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger illustrates these classic tales with beauty and tenderness. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry Potter knew nothing about magic. He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, where he slept in a closet and ate their leftovers…until an invitation to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry changed everything. As it turns out, Harry's already famous, and he's about to discover a world he never knew existed --- one that will bring him closer to his own destiny.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Internal and external struggle --- and eventually, peaceful resolution --- are the key ingredients in the heady potion that is HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. In this concluding book of the series, loyal fans get one long, complex draught from J.K. Rowling's concoction. Readers, raise your glass --- there's nothing else quite like it.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

In one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at Hogwarts. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit who haunts the girl's bathroom and an outrageously conceited new professor --- as well as a mysterious force that's turning students to stone.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

For 12 long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, he was said to be Voldemort's heir. Now he's escaped, and Harry Potter isn't safe --- not even within the walls of Hogwarts. Because on top of everything else, there may be a traitor in his midst…

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort --- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.
by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry wants to escape from the Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's happening at Hogwarts --- an event involving two rival schools that hasn't happened in 100 years. He wants to be a normal teenager. But unfortunately, Harry Potter isn't normal --- even for a wizard. And in his case, different can be deadly.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.

by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Screenplay

The playscript for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD was originally released as a "special rehearsal edition" alongside the opening of Jack Thorne’s play in London’s West End in summer 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. 

Written by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay - Adventure, Children's 6-10, Fiction, Friendship, Magic

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone --- or something --- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone.

by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne - Fantasy, Fiction

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be presented on stage. It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

by J. K. Rowling and Jim Kay - Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship

For the first time, J. K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy, Short Stories

THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and of course "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we know and love, reading them gives new insight into the wizarding world.