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J.K. Rowling : a biography
Varying Form of Title
Joanne K. Rowling
by Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. :
xiii, 141 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -138) and index.
Origins and Contexts -- Early Life and Family -- The School Years -- Early Career -- The Life of Harry Potter -- Controversies and Criticism -- J.K. Rowling Timeline -- J.K. Rowling's Awards -- J.K. Rowling's Reading -- Organizations Important to J.K. Rowling -- Addresses for J. K. Rowling.
Suitable for high school students and undergraduates, this brief biography examines the life and work of Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling. Her books, and the controversies and acclaim surrounding them, are situated in the contexts of the fantasy genre and popular culture, and placed against the background of the author's life. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)