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Triumph of the Imagination 

Triumph of the Imagination (2001)
The Story of Writer J. K. Rowling (Overcoming Adversities)
A non fiction book by Lisa Chippendale

Grade 4-8-This title blends biographical data, literary review, and the effects of the "Harry Potter" books on the world, written at a reading level that is accessible to many of Rowling's fans. Eight chronological chapters begin by introducing Harry Potter and attributing the success of these books to the author's perseverance and talent, and a little luck. The text discusses her life from birth to the present, including the books themselves. The movie is addressed, as is a copyright or trademark infringement lawsuit initiated by Nancy K. Stouffer and other legal issues that resulted after the success of the series. What little is known about the fifth book is incorporated to give this biography a temporarily up-to-date status. Uninspired black-and-white photographs break up the text, usually between sentences. Some, but not all of the sources, are listed in detail in the "Further Reading" section. Although average in appearance and writing, this book does fill a need for biographical information about a hugely popular author.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Hardback Editions

December 2001 : Library Binding
Title: Triumph O/Imag: Jk Rowling (OA) (Overcoming Adversity)
Author(s):: Lisa Chippendale
ISBN: 0791063127 / 9780791063125 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
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