The Harry Potter books, four of which have been published, with another three planned, are so hugely popular that the New York Times Book Review was forced to revise their best-seller list in order to appease publishers and authors of adult material. Because the first Harry book dominated the best-seller list since its inception in 1998, children's books must now appear only on t... ... middle of paper ... ...Search. Goshen College Good Library. 15 March 2001. "Letters to the Editor."
Harry Potter In the past couple years, there has been a growing phenomenon in the world of children's literature, this phenomenon is Harry Potter. J.K. Rowlings series of novels about a young wizard and his years at "Hogwarts School of Wizarding and Witchcraft," has become one of the most successful children's book series of all time. Before reading any of the now four novels, one may find it hard to believe that a children's novel may be so entertaining. But once one starts reading any of the four books, it is plain to see why these books are so popular. Before first reading a Harry Potter novel, I was skeptical that a children's book about an orphan wizard going to school would be entertaining.
Harry Potter is adored by children of all ages, along with adults, for his witty humor and fantasy adventures. Children crave his friendship and magic powers. The first three books were on the New York Times bestseller lists before New York Times decided to split up the list into children's and adults' books because of Harry Potter's popularity (Gray par. 2). Harry Potter won the Parenting Book of the Year Award in 1998, and the 1997 National Book Award (Ballard par.
It was said that at Nicolson, “Joanne could relax and let her mind roam around the magical story she was creating. It was at this cafe where she developed the intricacies of Harry Potter, a boy who would capture the attention of billions of readers, a tale that would take her seventeen years to complete (Hilleque 7-8). Things apparently didn’t work out since not too long after the two “lovebirds” got a divorce in 1993 and she left her husband and returned to England, with the one legacy of her failed marriage,
However, once I stepped inside the vibrant, fantastical world created by J.K. Rowling, I became a wizard. The best book I read as a child may not be singular- rather, it is a series of seven- but the tale it weaves is one of a kind. It captivated me from start to finish as I plowed through the novels in just one year. It inspired me to continue reading, and it paved the way for my love of the written word. It became my one true love, encomp... ... middle of paper ... ...d while reading was that books hold a certain magic within them; not just fantasies, but realistic fiction, historical fiction, and even my least favorite genre, nonfiction, possess this quality as well.
That's right, "The Gingerbread Man" story was not the only story twisted by Mr. Scieszka. With the help of his side-kick and illustrator Lane Smith, Jon Scieszka has made an entire book out of his unusual versions of favorite fairy tales. Perhaps you'd like to hear the tale? Our story begins with the duo's first big hit, a twisted tale called The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. As the book grew in popularity, Scieszka and Smith began to receive many invitations to speak at schools about their story.
They think everything is wonderful until one evening they are sitting with her and her boyfriend and they try heroin and then speed and then are brutally raped. They are disgusted with this lifestyle so they head out to start a boutique for themselves. After a while with the boutique the two are over with it and decide to head home, she calls her mother and is picked up the next evening at the airport by her families warm embrace. Christmas time has come and she is happy as can be. No more drugs, happy to be with her family and ready to get rid of her old life and on with the new.
Seemingly every year, there is a new children or young adult book series that takes the world by storm, although forgettable after a short period of time. However, ever since the first book was published in 1997, the Harry Potter collection has continued to gain popularity, shown especially in the achievements of the movies, merchandise, and theme park attractions. One of the reasons behind the overwhelming success is J.K. Rowling’s use of rhetorical devices. For instance, her symbolism, themes, imagery, and foreshadowing add suspense and intrigue to the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which results in the reader eager to read more about the boy wizard. If the story lacked these features, it would be a rather uninteresting narrative and would not have reached the level of fame that it has today.
Since the release of the first Harry Potter film in 2001, more people have known Harry Potter. Harry Potter series has been seventeen years in the making, which features the epic saga of childhood temptation, danger, and adventure. This film's exclusive selling point is that eminent story coming to an end. The title itself makes people want to watch the production already. The audiences
But, over the years studies have proven otherwise. The first three years of life have been proven to be the most critical years in a child’s development. One area looked at by researchers and teachers are is how reading to infants and toddlers affects their development. Researchers and child development specialists advocate that parents begin reading to their children, even from birth, because it helps the child’s brain to develop more quickly and aids in the development of language skills. Brain development is very crucial in the first three years of life.