10 minutes ago Harry Potter character Hermione Granger is infamous for correcting a pronunciation or two, such as her most iconic moment where she schooled Ron Weasley on the levitation spell -- it's LeviOsa, not LeviosAR! While Hermione's tendency to correct others produced a big ol' sigh and eye roll from Ron, when the Harry Potter books originally came out, readers could have benefitted from a little of Hermione's expertise, as many of the character's names were being pronounced wrong, including her own. Harry Potter readers were saying Hermione all sorts of ways before the fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released and J.K. Rowling included a passage about the correct pronunciation. It looks like J.K. Rowling has a bit of Hermione in her, as the author just confirmed that she added it in to avoid any more confusion for readers. A tweet from a fan brought up a long-time theory regarding a passage in the fourth book where love-interest Viktor Krum kept … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling Just Confirmed A Long Standing Harry Potter Theory
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We’re still a few months away from getting another movie in the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in November. But the month before will give Harry Potter fans something else cool to hold them over. In October, a trio of new Harry Potter books will be hitting shelves. No, they won’t expand the mythology of the world like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but they will give fans a new way to explore the wizarding world in the form of an intricate pop-up book, a detailed, die-cut dive into the creatures of Harry Potter, and an informative book with all the details and instruction they need to create their own magical adventures in cinema. Harry Potter Hogwarts Pop-Up Book While many fans would like to see Hogwarts: A History become a real book, they’ll have to settle for Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts. The book unfolds to create an incredible pop-up layout of the school of witchcraft and wizardry, … [Read more...] about Cool Stuff: New ‘Harry Potter’ Books Include Intricate Hogwarts Pop-Up and a Kid’s Guide to Filmmaking
JK Rowling is a British author who wrote the Harry Potter books which spawned a worldwide cultural phenomenon. These days the author helps keep the Harry Potter fantasy world alive with regular contributions to Pottermore, as well as via Twitter. Here's all you need to know about her... What is JK Rowling’s net worth? JK Rowling famously went from living on benefits to being a multi-millionaire within five years. In 2016 the Sunday Times Rich List estimated that the author was worth £600million, making her the 197th richest person in the UK. However, according to other sources, JK could, in fact, be a billionaire in dollars – with an estimated $1.2 billion, which is just under £1billion. Back in 2012, the author was famously booted off the Forbes billionaire list after donating so much to charity. It’s believed that in that year alone she gave away $160million (£120million). But since then she’s continued to make more money thanks to the … [Read more...] about What is JK Rowling’s net worth, what’s her Twitter username and how many Harry Potter books has she written?
This article originally appeared on The Portalist. It has been republished here with permission. For more from The Portalist, follow them on Facebook. Scarcely a day goes by in which I don’t find myself lost in some warm and fuzzy memory related to the Harry Potter series. Nearly twenty-one years after the first book hit stands, I’m still shedding tears over Dobby, shaking my fists at Umbridge, and wondering what a true Butterbeer really tastes like. J.K. Rowling gifted us with a magical world readers never wanted to leave, especially for those of us who were lucky enough to grow up in the Potter generation. While I love each and every precious book in this series as if it were my first-born child, when it comes down to it, not every Potter book is created equal. Like it or not, some installments of the series clearly rise to the top, while others float quietly towards the bottom. Although the hierarchy of Harry Potter books is in … [Read more...] about All Seven Harry Potter Books, Ranked
Harry Potter is celebrating 20 years this September, and as part of a year-long celebration, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books have released a new set of beautiful collectible covers. Illustrated by Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, each cover of all seven books stand alone, but also connect to form a larger image. You can check out the full effect in the video above! It’s hard to believe that Harry Potter is 20 years old! Then again, it’s hard to imagine a world without Harry Potter in it when so many of us came of age with him, Ron, and Hermione. The wonderful thing about books is that there are always new readers who can experience them for the first time. “The wonder of Brian Selznick’s new cover interpretations,” says Arthur Levine, the publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books and the editor of all seven Harry Potter books in the U.S. “Is that he makes us see these beloved characters as if … [Read more...] about Scholastic Releases Beautiful, Intricate Collectible Covers to Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary