Harry Potter the Complete Series (Paperback)

Author: Rowling, J. K.

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I, like many other people, used to dislike Harry Potter. I had never actually read the books, but for some reason looked down on Potter fans, thinking them to be a bit off color. I was certain that the whole thing was highly overrated and that it had been blown way out of proportion (like Twilight). I could not have been more wrong. I finally read the books at the continuous urging of a friend in my junior year of high school, and they have become my favorite books of all time. I have already reread all seven books and stood in line for hours to see the midnight premiere of the newest movie. When is the last time you have read a book and instantly wanted to pick it up and read it again? It doesn't happen often. I can't even begin to tell you how incredible these books are. Not only are they very entertaining, but they are filled with the important themes of good vs. evil, the power of love, and the value of good choices. The characters in this book have become part of my life. If you are at all hesitant to read this series because of its classification as a 'fantasy' series, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Yes, the book is about wizards and magic, but you would be shocked at how quickly the story pulls you in. I can only ask you to PLEASE read the first book. If you like it, keep reading. If you don't, keep reading. The books get better as they progress, and I feel that the final chapters of the last book are some of the best reading I have ever done. Also, do not judge these books from the movies. Everybody knows that the book is always better than the movie, and it's the same case here. The movies are great, but you need to read the books to fully appreciate what's happening and become a true Potter fan.

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by Eli Houston on 7/19/2009

I, like many other people, used to dislike Harry Potter. I had never actually read the books, but for some reason looked down on Potter fans, thinking them to be a bit off color. I was certain that the whole thing was highly overrated and that it had been blown way out of proportion (like Twilight). I could not have been more wrong. I finally read the books at the continuous urging of a friend in my junior year of high school, and they have become my favorite books of all time. I have already reread all seven books and stood in line for hours to see the midnight premiere of the newest movie. When is the last time you have read a book and instantly wanted to pick it up and read it again? It doesn't happen often. I can't even begin to tell you how incredible these books are. Not only are they very entertaining, but they are filled with the important themes of good vs. evil, the power of love, and the value of good choices. The characters in this book have become part of my life. If you are at all hesitant to read this series because of its classification as a 'fantasy' series, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Yes, the book is about wizards and magic, but you would be shocked at how quickly the story pulls you in. I can only ask you to PLEASE read the first book. If you like it, keep reading. If you don't, keep reading. The books get better as they progress, and I feel that the final chapters of the last book are some of the best reading I have ever done. Also, do not judge these books from the movies. Everybody knows that the book is always better than the movie, and it's the same case here. The movies are great, but you need to read the books to fully appreciate what's happening and become a true Potter fan. Read More

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by Jeff T. on 3/26/2012

There is nothing really to say about this series. It is classic to its basic, Even though English is my second language, I am still able to pick up the book and read with pleasure and entertainment. If you life the movies, go for the books. The plot is well-sum up and it is a good children classic. Some people might think this series as overly magical~ it is not. The characters are well developed and so are the plot. Read More

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Product Overview

All seven books in the popular Harry Potter series are presented in a sturdy case, in a collection that lets the reader follow Harry and his friends through their many adventures at Hogwarts. *Author: Rowling, J. K./ GrandPre, Mary (ILT) *Series Title: Harry Potter *Publication Date: 2009/07/07 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 5.00 *Width: 8.25 *Height: 10.25

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Publisher Scholastic
Mfg Part# 9780545162074
SKU 210543264
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0545162076
Release Date 7/7/2009
Sales Rank 655
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 8.25L x 5T
Author Info
J. K. Rowling
One night, as a young J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling traveled from Manchester to London by train, an idea for a book about a boy wizard named Harry Potter formed in her mind. It would change the course of her life forever. As a young girl growing up in Chepstow, Gwent, a historic town near the Lower Wye Valley in Southern England, Rowling loved to tell stories, and started to write them down when she was 6-years-old. Throughout her schooling, she entertained her friends during lunchtime with fantastic made-up stories. After studying French at the University of Exeter, Rowling went on to work in London, until at age 26, she moved to Portugal to teach English as a second language. There, she married, became pregnant, and worked on her Harry Potter manuscript whenever she had a spare second. The death of her own mother made his orphaned state much more real to her. Rowling's marriage ended in divorce, and she moved to Edinburgh with her newborn daughter, Jessica. ||After five years of writing, and a year's worth of publisher rejections, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE was bought by Bloomsbury (U.K.) and published in June 1997. Shortly after Bloomsbury bought the manuscript, the rights were sold in America, where it was published in September 1998 as HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. Her book not only received lavish praise, winning the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize, but earned Rowling enough money to quit teaching and write full time. Her six subsequent Harry Potter books, all spectacular bestsellers, have continued to receive British and American awards, and are all being made into films. Having reached her lifelong dream of becoming a professional writer, Rowling encourages children who want to write to read as much as they can.
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Annotation This classic box set collects in paperback form all seven books in the phenomenal Harry Potter series. Since 1997 J. K. Rowling's books have become some of the most popular books of all time. Follow Harry's exciting and tumultuous years at Hogwarts, from his first battle with Voldemort in HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE to the series' dramatic conclusion in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.
Editors Note All seven books in the popular Harry Potter series are presented in a sturdy case, in a collection that lets the reader follow Harry and his friends through their many adventures at Hogwarts.
Editors Note 2 Collects the complete series that relates the adventures of young Harry Potter, who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he and others of his kind learn their craft.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 11
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books

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