Lucent's contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known personages garnered public attention.
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Grade 5-7-At last, a biography that contains some real information about the popular author. A three-page introduction focuses on the success and impact of the "Harry Potter" books. Steffens then turns his attention to his subject's early life, education, and first few jobs. The next chapter provides background on the plot, setting, and characters found in her famous series, as well as the inspiration and some of the thought processes that went into their development. The third chapter continues with Rowling's life. The author then focuses on her writing and, of course, on her tremendous commercial success. The book concludes with a discussion of the movie and speculates on what Rowling will do after the "Harry Potter" series is completed. The black-and-white captioned photographs are standard issue and the sidebars do little to extend the clear and succinct text. Most libraries will want to add this competently done title.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003) (School Library Journal 20030301)
"At last, a biography that contains some real information about the popular author...Most libraries will want to add this competently done title."
-- School Library Journal (October 2002) (School Library Journal 20021001)
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Book Description Lucent Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111560067764