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Presentation on theme: "JOANNE KATHLEEN ROWLING"— Presentation transcript:

ANA CARMONA TORIBIO Mª DE LA O RUIZ PEREIRO 14 Enero 2006 1º Bachillerato B


3 She was born on 31st of July, 1965

4 She was born in Chepstow

5 J.K.ROWLING BIOGRAPHY Born in Chepstow, Gwent in 1965, J.K. Rowling's favorite subjects in school were English and languages. J.K. went to Exeter University, worked as a secretary and as a teacher, but then fell on hard times. She and her husband divorced shortly after the birth of their daughter and J.K. Rowling ended up unemployed and living in a tiny flat in Edinburgh with her only child.

6 Of course, maybe it wasn't all bad because it was during this time that she wrote Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. The idea for the book came to J.K. Rowling while on a train ride.


8 Bloomsbury Publishing bought Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) in 1997 and it was an instant success.

9 Since then there have been three more Harry tales - The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire and the massive Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling has plans to write a book for each of the 7 years that Harry Potter is at Hogwarts


11 She won the Prize “Príncipe de Asturias” in 2003.
Because Rowling´s literary creation prompts young people to identify with essential human values such as the ability to discern between good and evil and to recognise how important cooperation and solidarity are in life´s problems.

12 HARRY POTTER The social transcendence of Rowling's literary creation lies in the fact that it has stimulated children from the entire world's ethnic groups and cultures to discover the joy of reading and to find in the fascinating adventures of Harry Potter a stimulus for their imagination and creativity.



15 J.K. Rowling Says "My first book was called Rabbit and I was about six, and I haven't stopped scribbling since."


17 J.K. Rowling - Did U Know? · The Scottish Arts Council gave her a grant to finish the first book. · J.K. Rowling named Harry Potter after a childhood friend, Ian Potter.

18 · She writes all of her books by hand. Ouch
· She writes all of her books by hand. Ouch! She must have been pretty tired by the end of Order of the Phoenix. · When asked what mommies do, J.K. Rowling's daughter once replied, "Mommies write!"



21 CURIOSITIES: When she was waiting a train at the station King´s Cross in England, she made the character of HARRY POTTER. She didn´t believe in the magic.

22 She couldn´t write the ending of her fourth book because she was afraid.
Now she is the third woman richest in Britain because she wrote HARRY POTTER.

23 J.K.ROWLING´S ADDRESS J.K.Rowling c/o Scholastic Inc. 555 Broadway.
New York, NY 10012 Estados Unidos.

24 J.K.Rowling Bloomsbury Publishing 38 Soho Square. London W1V 5DF Reino Unido.

25 J.K.ROWLING´S BOOKS Rabbit Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

26 Harry Potter and the prisioner of Azkabán
Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

27 The End


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