Last month a big anniversary was celebrated in children’s literature. Harry Potter turned 20 years old. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” started a global phenomenon. It has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages, and became a movie blockbuster sensation. J.K. Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester in 1990. How did she get her beginnings though as a writer?
As she shares: http://www.harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/jk-rowling-biography/
Joanne grew up surrounded by books as her mum and dad loved reading – she says, ‘I lived for books … I was your basic common-or-garden bookworm, complete with freckles and National Health spectacles.’ From an early age Joanne wanted to be a writer. She wrote her first book at the age of six – a story about a rabbit called Rabbit. Then when she was eleven she wrote a novel about seven cursed diamonds and the people who owned them.
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