FC: J. K. Rowling By: Maggie Freeman
1: J. K. Rowling's full name is Joanne Kathleen Rowling. She was born in Yate, England
2: She attended three different schools: St. Michael's Primary School in Winterbourne, Wyden School and College, and the University of Exeter. | Rowling graduated at the top of her senior class.
3: Rowling is now the 12th richest woman in Britain. | She is even richer than the Queen of England.
4: The train that was on its way to Kings Cross station was delayed four hours. | Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Potter on a train from Manchester to London.
5: Rowling was the runner up for Time Magazines person of the year award in 2007. On April 24, 2000 Rowling read one of her Harry Potter books at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
6: Her Birthday is on July 31, 1965. July 31st is also the birthday of Harry Potter. | After Rowling finished the Harry Potter series, she wrote The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
7: Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books. The Harry Potter books have been translated into over 60 languages.
8: The profits of these two books went to a British charity. | Two other books written about the world of Harry Potter are Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
9: When Rowling was 5, she wrote a story about a rabbit named Rabbit that caught the measles. | Rowling never finished any other novels before the Harry Potter books.
10: The character Hermione is based on Rowling when she was eleven. | Rowling also based some of the professors Harry doesn't like off of her teachers.
11: When Rowling was creating the wizard sport of Quidditch she filled a whole notebook with ideas. | Rowling tried out many names for the snitch, bludger, and quaffle before choosing those names.
12: Platform Nine and three quarters was actually filmed between platforms three and four. | Kings cross is a real train station in London that J. K. Rowling was on a train to when she came up with the idea for Harry Potter.
13: While on an air plane, Rowling came up with the names of the Hogwart houses, she didn't have any paper so she wrote it on an barf bag. | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire became the fastest selling book in history.
14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is the American title for the British version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. | The rights for the book were sold at auction for $4,000. | When Rowling was writing the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone she wrote ten versions of the first chapter.
15: Books written by J.K. Rowling: - Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Quidditch Through the Ages -Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -The Tales of Beedle the Bard
16: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter was having the worst summer yet, He was locked in his room at the Dursley's house. That is until his rescuers come, in a flying car, driven by his friend Ron Weasley and his brothers Fred and George. They safely rescue him and take him to their home, the burrow.
17: Once safely back at the burrow Harry finally sees what a wizard house is like. He doesn't have much time left of summer because soon he is on his way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.Mysteriously the barrier at platform nine and three quarters is blocked and Harry and Ron must fly the magic car to catch up with the train to Hogwarts.
18: Harry and Ron received detention for arriving late, after detention with their new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Harry begins to hear a strange voice in the walls. He follows it until he finds a message. It is written in blood and below it is the care takers cat Mrs. Norris, she is petrified.
19: Harry, Ron and Hermione work tirelessly trying to find out about the chamber of secrets and the monster within. Slowly the muggle born wizards are being petrified. Hermione finds out the monster is a Basilisk before she herself is frozen. The fear of Hogwarts school being shut down becomes a reality when a student is taken down to the chamber to die.