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J. K. Rowling - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about J. K. Rowling

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
J. K. Rowling   (1965 - )
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: 1965
Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
 
 
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J. K. Rowling - LIFE STORIES
 
 
11/8/1602     Shakespeare, Potter & the Bodleian
On this day in 1602 the refurbished Bodleian Library at Oxford University was officially opened to the public. Sir Thomas Bodley, a wealthy retired diplomat, made it his cause to restore what had been in ruin for a half-century, spending four years and his own and his friends' money to repair buildings and fill bookshelves. Sir Francis Bacon praised Bodley for "having built an ark to save learning from the deluge," though not all books -- including Shakespeare's -- were welcome aboard.
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Guardian Unlimited
Offers a biographical profile (the author's influences include C. S. Lewis and T. H. White), reviews on the Harry Potter books and films, and an interesting critical essay which suggests Rowling's works are "a whole new narrative" which symbolize "the end of English angst."

"JK Rowling has been credited with getting children reading again. Devoured as much by adults as by children, her Harry Potter books have had critics praising their linguistic inventiveness (she loves making up magic words), comic timing and page-turning plots. The underlying themes of friendship and loyalty established in the first two books are developed into darker themes of betrayal, despair and bereavement by book number three ..."
J. K. Rowling Teacher Resource File
Find links to websites for teachers. Includes guides, lesson plans, biographies, interviews, analysis and commentary, and games.
Scholastic.com: Meet J.K. Rowling
This reference guide for young readers offers a summary of each book in the Potter series, biographies of Rowling the illustrator, discussion questions, a chat room, a glossary of terms, audio pronunciations of names and phrases, a quiz, articles, and interviews.

"The idea that we could have a child who escapes from the confines of the adult world and goes somewhere where he has power, both literally and metaphorically, really appealed to me."
The Harry Potter Lexicon
This website for fans promises "the most complete and amazing reference to the wonderful world of Harry Potter." It includes a Potter A-Z index of people, places, magical devices, beasts and creatures, and literary references, an encyclopedia of potions and spells, information about the history and theory of magic, the Quidditch handbook, at Atlas, and maps of Hogwarts and the Wizarding World. Also offers essays on theme and metaphor, and links. Highly recommended.
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