Joanne Rowling was born in Bristol in England. Joanne always wanted to write and she wrote her first story when she was only five or six. After leaving the university, she had a variety of different jobs. However, most of all, she wanted to write! One day, during a long train journey, she got the idea of writing about a boy who is a wizard, but doesn't know it.
In 1992, she left England to go to Portugal to teach English. While she was there she got married to a Portuguese journalist and she had a daughter, Jessica. The marriage ended in divorce and Joanne returned to live in Edinburgh in Scotland.
introduction of volume 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone summary It started when Professor Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall placed the young Harry onto the doorstep of his aunt and uncle. On his 11th birthday, Harry learned that he was a wizard and that he'll be attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry made friends, Hermione and Ron, together they accidentally went into a room that was guard by a Three-Headed Dog that was guarding something very important. Something, that Voldemont, killer of Harry's parents wanted desperately, and everything began.
Introduction of volume 2 第二部《哈利波特与密室》 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter's adventures continue...Harry Potter begins his second year at Hogwarts School of Wizardry, but is warned by a mysterious creature that danger awaits him at the school. Malevolent voices whisper from the walls. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts.
Introduction of volume 3 第三部《哈利波特与阿磁卡班的囚徒》 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban "He's at Hogwarts. He's at Hogwarts." The infamous Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban Prison and all sources believe he's after Harry Potter's life. What connection could there be between Harry's past and this crazed murderer? Can Harry figure it out before Black gets to him? And why does Mr. Weasley think Harry may want to find Black first? A shocking insight to a night 12 years ago.
Expression from the film 6.shove off 滚开。 Ron 骂 Molfoy 时用的 7.make your bow 鞠躬。 Hagrit 让 Harry 朝 Buckbeak 那只鹰头马身有翼兽行礼时用 8.brute 畜生。 Hagrit 和 Malfoy 都用了，是昵称和贬 称的意思都有。 9.That was wicked! 太棒了！哈利骑 Buckbeak 降落 以后 Ron 说的。 10.intriguing 迷人的，有趣的。卢平教学生们制服马 格特之前，学生们看着暴躁的柜子时。
Expression from the film 11.incantation 咒语。书中有很多词用来形容咒语的，一时想 不起来了，以后再补充。 12.Each as unlikely as the next. 到现在也没搞懂什么意 思。。。。是 Denbuleduo 和 Snape 在大堂巡逻的时候。 13.glide over the highest cloud 在最高的云之上飞翔， glid 是 滑； swim under the deepest water 在最深的海底畅游 14.Suffice it to say your professor finds himself incapable of teaching.suffice 有能力做什么的 suffice it to say 我敢说， 我要说。。。大概有轻蔑的意思，因为是 Snape 说给 harry 听 的
Expression from the film 15.speak out of turn 胡乱发言，不按顺序发言.Of course ， Snape 说 Hermione 的。 16.know-it-all 和 you-know-who 17.limb:loss of limb will not excuse you 缺胳膊少腿也不是理 由。 18.two rolls of parchment 两卷羊皮纸。要是我们也能用羊皮 纸写字该多浪漫啊。。。幻想中。。。 19.peaky=peaked1 ）憔悴的，瘦削的， 2 ）尖的 harry 从扫 帚上掉下来以后， Ron 说 harry looked peaky 20.whomping willow 打人柳
Expression from the film 21.pipe down 住嘴；停下来。双胞胎给 harry 活点地图时说的。 22. 显示活点地图的咒语： I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." 我庄严宣誓我不做 好事。 " 关闭活点地图的咒语： Mischief managed.“ 恶作剧完结 ”
Appreciation of one part of the film Listening
"That does it," said Uncle Vernon, trying to speak calmly but pulling great tufts out of his mustache at the same time. I want you all back here in five minutes ready to leave. We're going away. Just pack some clothes. No arguments!"
He looked so dangerous with half his mustache missing that no one dared argue. Ten minutes later they had wrenched their way through the boarded-up doors and were in the car, speeding toward the highway. Dudley was sniffling in the back seat; his father had hit him round the head for holding them up while he tried to pack his television, VCR, and computer in his sports bag.
They drove. And they drove. Even Aunt Petunia didn't dare ask where they were going. Every now and then Uncle Vernon would take a sharp turn and drive in the opposite direction for a while. "Shake'em off... shake 'em off," he would mutter whenever he did this. They didn't stop to eat or drink all day. By nightfall Dudley was howling. He'd never had such a bad day in his life.
He was hungry,he'd missed five television programs he'd wanted to see, and he'd never gone so long without blowing up an alien on his computer. Uncle Vernon stopped at last outside a gloomy-looking hotel on the outskirts of a big city. Dudley and Harry shared a room with twin beds and damp, musty sheets. Dudley snored but Harry stayed awake, sitting on the windows ill, staring down at the lights of passing cars and wondering....
They ate stale cornflakes and cold tinned tomatoes on toast for breakfast the next day. They had just finished when the owner of the hotel came over to their table. "'Scuse me, but is one of you Mr. H. Potter? Only I got about an'undred of these at the front desk."
She held up a letter so they could read the green ink address: Mr. H. Potter Room 17 Railview Hotel Cokeworth Harry made a grab for the letter but Uncle Vernon knocked his hand out of the way. The woman stared. "I'll take them," said Uncle Vernon, standing up quickly and following her from the dining room.
Wouldn't it be better just to go home, dear?" Aunt Petunia suggested timidly, hours later, but Uncle Vernon didn't seem to hear her. Exactly what he was looking for, none of them knew. He drove them into the middle of a forest, got out, looked around, shook his head, got back in the car, and off they went again.
The same thing happened in the middle of a plowed field, halfway across a suspension bridge, and at the top of a multilevel parking garage.