by an entire industry devoted to related toys, games, action figures, and Harry Potter movies, the success of the brand continues to boil and bubble up to its main source.
As avid Harry Potter fans will tell you ...it's all about the books.
Beginning with "Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone" in 1997, (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in the U.S.)
author J.K. Rowling won instant critical notice and book awards worldwide, not mention a cult following of millions of children and adult readers.
Popular subsequent titles include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2005).
A new book cover for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is unveiled
in celebration of its 15th anniversary.
and final installment, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows, hit book stores worldwide
on July 21, 2007. .
In all, hundreds
of millions of books in the Harry Potter series have been sold
in some 61 translations (including Latin, Welsh, Ancient Greek
and Irish) in over 200 countries.
Around the Web,
discover the complete lexicon of Harry Potter books and why
it's so popular, how it inspires fear of witchcraft and its
perceived influence on children, plus a bit about the author
with related "Potter Fodder" fun facts and trivia...
More about Harry Potter books, plots & story lines around the Web:
| Harry Potter
- The American publisher with pages devoted to the Harry Potter
series with plot summaries, cover art, reference guide and discussion
boards, interactive games and fun stuff.
Potter Books from Bloomsbury - The original UK publisher
with a fine presentation on their top money-maker including
a virtual tour of all six books, short synopses and book cover
illustrations, news and updates, FAQ.
Harry Potter Lexicon - The most comprehensive site of
its kind featuring chapter-by chapter guides with notes and
commentary, contrasts between British and American versions,
book cover gallery, interesting trivia, FAQ, awards list.