Otázka: Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on 31 of July in 1965 in England. Her parents Anne and Peter were often moving. When Joanne was six years old they moved for the first time, to Bristol, a year later to Winterbourne. There Joanne and her sister Diana often played wizards with children from the neighbourhood. Her best friends were Ian Potter and his sister Viky, at that time. As Rowling said, they were the inspiration for the name of her main heroes.
When she was eighteen, she started to study French and Philology at the University in Exeter. After graduation she went through few jobs, but she found none of them interesting. At that time Rowling started to write her stories.
One evening, traveling by train, character of Harry Potter came to her mind. When her daughter Jessica was born, she was still without a job, feeling bad, mentally and financially destroyed. At this time she completed the story of Harry Potter.
It took her nearly a year until she found a publisher, called Bloomsbury, who was willing to publish the book. In 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone became a sensation. Rowling was happy because her lifelong dream was fulfilled.
Later she wrote another 6 books, which are named Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Her books have been translated into 60 languages and more than 250 million copies were sold worldwide. The first five parts were filmed with a great success. The author became the first dollar billionaire, who gained her wealth by writing books.
All the seven parts of the book were translated into Czech language.
I prefer the first book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which I like the most from the whole series.
Harry Potter thinks that he is an ordinary guy. When he was young, his parents died and he knows only a hard life with his uncle, aunt and their colon and spoiled son Dudley. But things changed when his post owl will bring a mysterious letter – an invitation to study at Hogwarts, and a giant Hagrid tells him that he is a magician! Harry do not hesitated and he gone to Hogwarts, where he meets his best friends – Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He learns to control his magical abilities, becomes a member of the school team Quidditch – the popular wizarding sport on broomsticks, and especially leads the battle with Voldemort, the Dark Lord. Harry, Rom and Hermiona, together they go through different experiences. Book is full of mystery, fun and adventure.
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