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J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was her first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels, Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them and Quidditch through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels are prize-winning and consistently on the bestseller lists, and have now sold over 250 million copies worldwide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. She was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. Films of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban distributed by Warner Brothers, have been released to huge success. For a full list of prizes please see the website.
I love these books! Rowling is an author who follows in the footsteps of the best fantasy authors such as Tolkien and Lewis. These books will be cherished for genarations to come. Read morePublished on July 18 2004
These are the best books I've ever read in my entire life! There's something for everyone in them, whether it's the fantasy world at Hogwarts and Diagon Alley or any of Harry's... Read morePublished on July 17 2004
This is a wonderful story. What J.K Rowling has given to us is beyond great.
The characters are so vivid and the stories are quick, and easy to read through. Read more
SO we've read them all, together. Who knew that I would be the one who couldn't wait for her to come home from school so we could continue on with our readings. Read morePublished on June 18 2004
On the note of the fact that in England the name of the 1st book is "Philosopher's Stone", I can explain it. Read morePublished on June 16 2004
I bought this set because I wanted all 5 books in hardback, but as another reviewer wrote, it is like they made a cheap outside cover for the box set of books 1-4 & threw in book... Read morePublished on June 16 2004
I initally purchased and read the paperback copies. I love the book series and purchased the "Special Edition" copies as well so I would have a collectable. Read morePublished on June 16 2004
The series I give five stars, but I'm talking about the box set. Considering that the books all cost around $30 in hardcover, this is a great deal, but most people already have the... Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by Newbia