Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Children's Hardcover by J.k. K. RowlingHarry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Children's Hardcover by J.k. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Children's Hardcover

byJ.k. K. Rowling

Hardcover | January 18, 2011


J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards. She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105,000.00. The book was retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books. The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training Col...
Title:Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Children's HardcoverFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:1 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 2 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.5 × 2 inPublished:January 18, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0747581088

ISBN - 13:9780747581086


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Part Six of an International Phenomenon Part Six of an International Phenomenon
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JK Rowling does it again!! Even though I already knew what was going to happen, no thanks to a friend who spoiled it for me, that didn't stop the tears from flowing as I read the end of this book. J.K. Rowling continued to take the series down a deeper and much darker road with this book. This particular book seems to focus quite a bit on emotions--fear, love, hatred, grief. As a reader, this book was the most gripping out of all of them. Within the first chapter or two, I was already ready to start throwing punches left and right. And that amount of emotion was there throughout the entire book--especially the ending. Now, I know that these are works of fiction, but for Harry Potter fanatics, the death of someone who has become very real to us and who is a favorite character of many, the ending was as painful as can be. I definitely have to give props to Rowling for her control over her readers' emotions in this book. We've reached very frightening times in Harry's world...I can only imagine what the next book is going to bring...
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The Past Is The Future Harry Potter's war meets the Muggle world. Battles, carnage, deaths, abductions, betrayals, oaths and politics are all fodder for this volume. None of this is surprising since Voldemort is moving openly and clearly with his attacks on the magical and non-magical populace. Soon, very soon, our heroes will be front and centre in this conflict. For Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling presents the necessary backstory for understanding for what will happen next. J.K. starts here with various chapters, all beautifully done, to give us perspectives on the situation. The British Prime Minister informs us of the story from a Muggle view, with a bit of a wink and a nod to the readers. Switching gears to Snape becoming embroiled in a conspiracy of some nefarious kind, and capping it all off with Dumbledore being gentlemanly, this is a very auspicious beginning. In fact, my cheers for Dumbledore were loud and exhilarating when he makes his first appearance. Cordial, nice, and unflappable, he strides to be as inclusive with the Dursley's as possible while settling certain matters with Harry. These attempts are in vain. His frustrations finally win out, and in a grand display of concise pinpointed logic with emotions partially letting out, he does what everyone has been waiting for. He tells off the Dursley's. Book after book of unrelenting abuse and hardship is finally repugnated by a wise beneficial authority figure. Don't we all wish for this kind of salvation? That the horrid people in our lives will be ultimately facing the repercussions for their actions? J.K. had built to this long wished for moment, and it does not disappoint. All this momentum eventually leads Harry back to Hogwarts, where twin missions consume his time and thoughts. The pursuit of the evil Draco and whatever plan he is enacting is a plot that dwells in the background until the massive ending. This storyline takes a necessary backseat to one of the primary focuses of this book and his other mission, the telling of the tale of Tom Riddle. J.K. does a wise and brave move here, an attempt to humanize the vile creature once known as Tom. Saddled with a twisted family tree and the pain of being estranged from everyone, Tom wishes to repair his past and remake himself into something different. But instead of choosing a path of love and hope, he plunges into control and domination. The warning signs are present and ignored by all but one. And that one, the esteemed Dumbledore, still carries the guilt over his inaction all that time ago. These sessions of learning lead to the double pronged ending. In one instance, the beloved Dumbledore dies in a climatic showdown which contains extremely valuable plot points for the future. In the other instance, the DA shows its mettle with Ginny leading the charge to defend Hogwarts from an invasion of Death Eaters. Not surprised by this turn of events, because Ginny has propelled himself to the forefront in so many ways. Once she stopped being starry eyed at the boy who lived she found her true self, a determined warrior of great skill. This progression is so natural and complete it shows us yet again how J.K. really did have it all planned out. With Prince we see so many ideas and thoughts come to fruition. More is still to happen, with emotions to resolve, secrets to reveal, and lies to retort. The end is near... Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Love the Harry Potter Series. Great for all ages. Enough Said.
Date published: 2011-05-19