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Old 09-09-2021, 05:21 PM
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Post J.K. Rowling launches new children's stories website, with Harry Potter info, more

For those who remember J.K. Rowling's first website from nearly 20 years ago, it was a fun, interactive experience where fans could get information about the author, and of course tons of fun facts and extra details about the Harry Potter series.

Rowling's launched a new mini-site called J.K. Rowling Stories, focusing on her children's books, including Harry Potter, The Ickabog, and the upcoming release of The Christmas Pig.

Rowling updated with a few extra nuggets about the Harry Potter books and characters, found here. The intro to the section can be read below.

I finished writing the final Harry Potter book in 2007, which seems a very long time ago now. And before that, I had been immersed in Harry’s world for nearly 20 years – since 1990, in fact, when the idea of a boy who doesn’t yet know that he is a great wizard first bubbled up in my brain. But what makes me happiest is that new readers, all over the world, are still discovering Harry Potter for the first time, today.

The short introductions here to each of the seven Harry Potter stories will give you a flavour of the adventures ahead of you. I’ve also tried to answer some of the questions I’m most often asked in the numerous letters and emails that I continue to receive from fans.

I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams just how popular my Harry Potter books would become and at times it was truly overwhelming. Below is a snapshot of what happened when the books were first published.

If you would like to find out more, why not visit Wizarding, the official hub for fans of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts film series.

Enjoy your reading!
A couple of questions answered about the series:

Does Harry Potter still have his owl (Hedwig) and does Hermione still have her cat (Crookshanks)?
Poor Hedwig died in book seven, but I like to think Harry would always have a snowy owl in her honour. Crookshanks lived to a ripe old age, but I’m afraid he’s no longer with us.
What happened to some of the other characters, like Dudley Dursley, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood?
I think Dudley’s out there living a happier and better life for having known Harry. He wouldn’t be nearly as hidebound and fiercely conventional as his parents. Neville became a Herbology teacher at Hogwarts, where I think he’d be hugely popular.

Luna married a descendant of Newt Scamander and became a magizoologist.
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