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Harry Potter

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Harry Potter is a fantasy book series written by J. K. Rowling and published from 1997 to 2007. It centres around the adventures of a boy, Harry Potter, from the moment when he discovers that he is a wizard at age eleven until when he defeats the dark wizard Lord Voldemort about seven years later.

Beginning of the story[edit | edit source]

As his parents were killed when Harry was just one year old, he grew up with his aunt's family, the Dursleys, who have a boy named Dudley and treat Harry badly.

When the family goes for a long drive, they end up at a hut on the ocean where giant Hagrid barges in and tells Harry that he is a wizard.

On his train journey towards Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry meets two other child wizards, Hermione Granger and Ron Wesley. They quickly become friends and will support each other throughout all the adventures and difficulties that they'll have to face during the next seven years.

The seven books[edit | edit source]

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The films series[edit | edit source]

Following the success of the early books, each book was then adapted as a film, the last book split into two films. The series of eight films went out from 2001 to 2011.

The lead actors were Daniel Radcliffe (featuring Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Wesley).

See also[edit | edit source]

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