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Harry Potter Book Series Turns 20

LONDON (AP) – Wizarding legend Harry Potter’s tale has turned 20.

Author J.K. Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States), was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. 131 more words




In Celtic mythology, a spot kissed by lightning becomes sacred.
Ordinarily, it’s a place, but every few centuries, it’s a person.
Her pen crackles on the clean page. Hallowe’en, 1981.


Happee Birthdae Harry

Every generation has something that defines it. For the people now in their 60s and 70s, it was the Cold War and the moon landing. For the  265 more words

It’s Time To Be Sorted At Hogwarts School

Stepping, nervously through the enormous Great Hall doors towards a group of nervous looking first year students, I could feel my heart bouncing off the majestic hall walls. 246 more words

There's a Hidden Harry Potter Message in the New York Times Crossword For the 20th Anniversary

Harry Potter fans, get out your quills.

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and to celebrate, … 213 more words

Harry Potter Just Turned 20!

Not Daniel Radcliffe. He’s actually 27-years-old. We’re talking about the book.

Believe it or not, but the first Harry Potter book is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary today… 102 more words


Women In Harry Potter (Part II)

Note: This article is part of the series ‘Is Harry Potter A Series For Kids?’

Continued from Women In Harry Potter (Part I)

That brings us to the most whimsical  character in the whole series. 1,655 more words