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ISBN: 0439314550

ISBN13: 9780439314558

Conversations with J. K. Rowling

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From her birth in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England, to stories about her favorite teachers, to her first fan letter, the author of the Harry Potter books discusses her life and her writing.

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Great Book for Grades 2-5

I bought this book for my son to use in his book report about J. K. Rowling. It was exactly what he needed! He was able to write a two page report about her life that included interesting facts.

A decent interview book

Lindsey Fraser's Conversations with J.K. Rowling, written for young adults, bills itself as "the only authorized biography of J.K. Rowling." It is in fact not a biography per se. The book is divided into two sections. The first is the text of the author's interview with Rowling, conducted prior to the appearance of the first Harry Potter film (though after the rights to the movie had been purchased by Warner Brothers). (Fraser's book was published in 2000, the year that the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released.) In the interview Rowling discusses her childhood and early schooling, her career as, among other things, a teacher, and writing. She occasionally refers to the links between her own life and the world of Harry Potter, telling readers, for example, that Stanley and Ernie from the Knight Bus were named after her grandparents, and that the Weasley's turquoise Ford Anglia was modeled after a high school friend's car. These details may not be revelatory to Harry Potter enthusiasts, but I had not heard them previously. The second part of the book includes Fraser's brief essay on the world of Harry Potter and another on Goblet of Fire, a discussion which is augmented by snippets from interviews Rowling gave at the time of that book's release. Good for kids, and at 96 pages of largish print, a very quick read. Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece

Good for kids

This is a great little interview book about J.K. Rowling as a writer. It's great for kids looking for career inspiration and interested in learning about the process of writing.

it was just like a big interview

I thought this book was really cool. It was a bunch of questions the J.K. Rowling answered. I thought it was really interesting to learn more about her life before she became famous and how she is now. It was very short and I finished it in like an hour. It's for all people even if they arn't that into Harry Potter. I think it is a very good buy.

it was just like a big interview

I thought this book was really cool. It was a bunch of questions the J.K. Rowling answered. I thought it was really interesting to learn more about her life before she became famous and how she is now. It was very short and I finished it in like an hour. It's for all people even if they arn't that into Harry Potter. The only problem is I think it is over priced.

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