Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Works of J.K. Rowling

Author: J.K. Rowling

Appropriate Age: 9-90

About the Author:

Jo Rowling was collecting food stamps and writing tid bits of ideas on napkin corners before hitting her big break with the Harry Potter series. Since then she has inspried the youth of a nation to read again. Her tales of bravery and courage have swept across continents, bridging borders and bringing together children of all areas. It is the new universal. Rowling is an incredibly tallented writer who includes intricate complexities from first page of first novel to the last. This is a series all should experience. While her novels are considered to be "children's books," they are enjoyable and exciting for all ages.

About the Books:

Readers are welcomed to the "muggle" (or non-wizarding world) with Harry Potter, a regual boy who lives with his aunt, uncle and cousin. He discovers soon after this though that he is special and posesses a true gift. He proceeds into the wizarding world Rowling created from napkin squares and imagination. The seven books allow readers to see how much Potter grows, evolves and changes. In her most recent book, Rowling has written a collection of "fairy tales for wizards." However, these are no first-grade-level reads, they are on par with the rest of the highly educational books that include intensive vocabulary.

Why Little Aristotle's Library Loves It:

Many have condemned the books as containing "witchcraft" and "wizardry." However, regardless of this nonsense, the major themes of the stories are courage, bravery, strength of will, emphasis of heart, moral fiber and other strong attributes we should all share with one another. Everyone should read these stories.

Other Books You Might Like...

All Harry Potter Books, 1-7

1 comment:

  1. People will always lambast books like this, Harry Potter was a huge phenomenon and for this reason critics will always say JK Rowling will never manage to transcend those heights again.

    It's all a nonsense really, its a good book, by a good author, based on a good series. What could be better?