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  • 2. Joanne KathleenRowling was born in thesummer of July 31, 1965at Yate General Hospitalin England and grew upin Chepstow, Gwentwhere she went toWyedeanComprehensive.
  • 3. 3St. Michaels Primary SchoolLinden CloseWinterbourneSouth GloucestershireBS36 1LGThe Library
  • 4. 4Looking towards the Winterbourne Viaduct and Frome Valley from CloistersThe village pond, home to ducks and swans. Shelter for the ducks is provided on the islandsThe High Street
  • 5. 5Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree,and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved toLondon to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses inFrancophone Africa.
  • 6. 6She started writing the HarryPotter series during aManchester to London KingsCross train journey, and duringthe next five years, outlined theplots for each book and beganwriting the first novel.
  • 7. 7Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasynovels written by the British author J. K.Rowling. The books chronicle theadventures of the adolescent wizard HarryPotter and his best friends Ron Weasleyand Hermione Granger, all of whom arestudents at Hogwarts School of Witchcraftand Wizardry.Complete set of the seven booksof the "Harry Potter" series:1. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince7. Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsCoat of arms of Hogwarts
  • 8. 8Hogwarts is a fictional boarding school of magic forwitches and wizards between the ages of elevenand seventeen living in the United Kingdom andIreland
  • 9. 9The coat of arms of Hogwartsshows each housesmascot and Housecolours. Clockwise fromtop left: the Gryffindor lion,the Slytherin serpent, theRavenclaw eagle, and theHufflepuff badger.The inscription translates to"Never tickle a sleepingdragon."
  • 10. 10GryffindorGryffindor values courage, bravery, loyalty, nerve and chivalry. Its mascot is thelion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. The Head of this house is theTransfiguration teacher, Minerva McGonagall, and the house ghost is SirNicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, more commonly known as Nearly HeadlessNick. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor.The Gryffindor common room is located in one of the castles highest towers,the entrance to which is located on the seventh floor in the east wing of thecastle and is guarded by a painting of The Fat Lady, who is garbed in a pinkdress. She permits entry only after being given the correct password, as wasdistinguished in the third book, when Sirius Black tried forcing entry into thetower, only to be blocked by The Fat Lady after he could not give the correctpassword. In the first book, Neville Longbottom tends to forget the passwordand must wait near the painting until other Gryffindors arrive to open the way
  • 11. 11Hufflepuff values hard work, tolerance, loyalty, and fair play. The housemascot is the badger, and canary yellow and midnight black are itscolours. The Head of this house is the Herbology teacher PomonaSprout, and the house ghost is The Fat Friar. According to Rowling,Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth. The founderof this house is Helga Hufflepuff.The Hufflepuff dormitories and common room are located somewherein the basement. The entrance is found behind a still life paintingsomewhere near the kitchens, a password is required for entry. TheHufflepuff common room is filled with yellow hangings and fatarmchairs and it has little underground tunnels leading to thedormitories, all of which have perfectly round doors, like barrel tops(much like a badger sett)Hufflepuff
  • 12. 12Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit. The house mascotis an eagle and the house colours are blue and bronze (blue and grey in thefilms). The head of this house is the Charms professor, Filius Flitwick, andthe house ghost is The Grey Lady. According to Rowling, Ravenclawcorresponds roughly to the element of air. The founder of this house isRowena Ravenclaw.The dormitories are located in Ravenclaw Tower on the west side of the school.The common room, which went undescribed in the series until the climax ofDeathly Hallows, is round and filled with blue hangings and fat armchairs,has a domed ceiling painted with stars and features a replica statue ofRowena wearing her diadem. Harry also notes that, by day, the Ravenclaws"would have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains." A logicalriddle must be solved to gain entry, whereas the Gryffindor, Hufflepuff andSlytherin common rooms only require a password, indicating that it may beeasier for intelligent students of other houses to enter this common roomthan others. Luna Lovegood and Professor McGonagall, very intelligentwitches, can answer a riddle and enter the common room in the last book.Ravenclaw
  • 13. 13Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, leadership, resourcefulness, and most of all, pure wizard blood.Slytherins tend to be pure-bloods or half-bloods who believe in the supremacy of pure wizard blood; Muggle-borns, vulgarly known as "Mudbloods," are less commonly found in Slytherin than in other houses. The housemascot of Slytherin is the serpent, and the house colours are green and silver. Salazar Slytherin founded thehouse. The Head of House is Severus Snape in the first five books and most of the sixth book. At the end ofthe sixth book and in the seventh book, the old Potions master and previous Head of House who has comeout of retirement, Horace Slughorn, reassumes authority of the house. The ghost of Slytherin house is TheBloody Baron. The Slytherin dormitories and common room are reached through a bare stone wall in thedungeons. The Slytherin common room is a long, low, dungeon-style room, located under the Hogwarts Lake,furnished with green lamps and carved armchairs. The room is described in the 2nd book as having agreenish glow.The Sorting Hat claims that blood purity is a factor in selecting Slytherins, although this is not mentioned until thefifth book. There is no reason to believe, however, that Muggle-born students are not sorted there, merely thatpure-blooded students are more desirable to that house, as there are several examples of half-bloods in thehouse (such as Snape and Voldemort). In Deathly Hallows, a group of Snatchers claim that "not manyMudbloods" are sorted into Slytherin, which suggests that while Muggle-born Slytherins may be uncommon,they do exist.When believing Harry to be dead and thinking that he has final victory in his grasp, Voldemort proclaims hisintention to abolish the other three houses and force all Hogwarts students into Slytherin. This design is foiledby his defeat and death, after which Slytherin becomes more diluted in its blood purity, no longer remainingthe pureblood bastion it once was. Its dark reputation, however, does linger.Slytherin
  • 14. 14The compulsory OrdinaryWizarding Level (O.W.L.)Passing GradesO = OutstandingE = ExceedsExpectationsA = AcceptableFailing GradesP = PoorD = DreadfulT = TrollThe GWR 4900 Class 5972Olton Hall, the steamengine used in the filmseries as the HogwartsExpressPlatform 9¾ sign atKings Cross Station
  • 15. 15Daniel Jacob "Dan" Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actorwho rose to prominence playing the titular character in the HarryPotter film series adapted from the book series of the same name.Radcliffe has also made appearances in stage productions and anumber of TV shows and films, including the ITV film My Boy Jackand the stage show Equus, for which he was nominated for a DramaDesk Award.Hogwarts Lake
  • 16. 16Harry James Potter was a half-blood wizard, the only child andson of James Potter and Lily Potter (née Evans), and one ofthe most famous wizards in modern times. He was also one ofthe most famous students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraftand Wizardry of his time. He was the only known survivor ofthe Killing Curse, as Lord Voldemort tried to murder him whenhe was an infant, which led to Voldemorts first defeat and theend of the First Wizarding War, as well as to the orphanedHarry being taken in by his Muggle relatives, the Dursleys.At the age of eleven, Harry learned from Rubeus Hagrid, theHogwarts gamekeeper, that he was a wizard. He beganattending Hogwarts and was sorted into Gryffindor house.While at school, Harry became best friends with Ron Weasleyand Hermione Granger. He became the youngest Seeker inover a century and eventually captain of his houses Quidditchteam, winning two Quidditch Cups as part of the team.Triwizard Tournamen
  • 17. 17"The Elephant House" – one of the cafés in Edinburgh inwhich Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel
  • 18. 18The booksHarry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books in June1997 and as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US by Arthur A. LevineBooks/Scholastic in September 1998.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in July 1998 (June 2, 1999 in the USA)and was No. 1 in the adult hardback bestseller charts for a month after publication.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was published on 8th July 1999 (September 8, 1999 inAmerica) to worldwide acclaim and massive press attention. The book spent four weeks at No.1in the adult hardback bestseller charts, while Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stonesimultaneously topped the paperback charts. In the US the first three Harry Potter booksoccupied the top three spots on numerous adult bestseller lists.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, was published in Britain, the USA,Canada and Australia 8th July 2000 with a record first print run of 1 million copies for the UKand 3.8 million for the US. It quickly broke all records for the greatest number of books sold onthe first weekend of publication.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the series, was published in Britain, theUSA, Canada and Australia on 21st June 2003. Published in paperback on 10th July 2004, it isthe longest in the series – 766 pages - and broke the records set by Harry Potter & the Gobletof Fire as the fastest selling book in history.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in the series, was published in the UK, USand other English-speaking countries on 16th July 2005 and also achieved record sales.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, was published in theUK, US and other English speaking countries on 21st July 2007. The book is the fastest sellingbook in the UK and USA, and sales are well over 400 million copies worldwide.
  • 19. 19The first novel«Harry Potter andthe PhilosophersStone»
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  • 26. 26The FilmsHARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE, directed by ChrisColumbus and produced by David Heyman, broke all box office recordswhen it opened in the UK in November 2001 and has since become thenumber two film of all time.HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, the second film, alsodirected by Chris Columbus and produced by David Heyman, went ongeneral release on 15th November 2002.HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, the third film, wasreleased in the UK and US on June 4th 2004 and was directed by AlfonsoCuaron.HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, the fourth film, was released inthe UK in November 2005. It was directed by Mike Newell.HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, the fifth film, wasreleased in the UK and US in July 2007, and was directed by David Yates.HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, the sixth film, wasreleased in July 2009 and is also directed by David Yates.HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, the seventh and finaladventure in the Harry Potter film series, will be told in two full-length parts.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will open in the UK and US on19th November 2010, and Part 2 will be released on 15th July 2011.