The Wizards Bowl HogwartsvsRoke
J.K. Rowling • Born Joanne Kathleen Rowling on July 31, 1966 in Chipping Sudbury near Bristol, England. • Graduated from Exeter university then worked as a secretary and later spent time teaching English in Portugal. • She eventually moved to Edinburgh, Scotland with her daughter. • Rolling first thought up Harry Potter in his full form on a train in 1990. • Thought she thought up Harry Potter in the 1990 she didn't put together the pieces until the mid-90’s. • Not being able to afford even a typewriter she started the earliest drafts of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone in longhand. • Rowling never expected the book to take off as well as they did. • She also understands why adults like the books as much as children do because she writes the stories for herself.
Accomplishments • 103 million books in print. • Each title has been # 1 on the wall street Journals, USA today and the New York Times Best sellers lists. • The sixth title Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince set a new world record for a first printing, with 10.8 million copies. • Rowling has won many awards some being the Hugo Award, the Bram Stroker Award, the Whitbread Award for the Best Children’s Book and a special certificate for being a three time winner of the Smaties Prize. • Sales from the books as well as the royalties from the films and merchandise have made Rowling a billionaire and the 620 wealthiest person in the world. • Rowling has also been named an officer of the British Empire.
Harry Potter • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was published in 1997. • Renamed Harry Potter and the Sorceress Stone for its American release in 1998. • The series has exceeded any other series of books with world wide sales exceeding 300 million copies. • Initially targeted for the age group of 9 to 15 year olds, the book are popular in all age groups. • Each book chronicles approximately one year in Harry potters life at the Hogwarts • There are seven books planned for the series each book a little darker then its predecessor as Harry ages and his nemesis, lord Voldemort gains power
Harry Potter • The first three books The Sorcerers Stone, The Chamber of Secretes, the Prisoner of Azkaban all won the Nestle Smarties Book prize for the 9-11 age group. • By the time the fourth book, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was published in 2000 the series had become well known and the released received more publicity then the usual new book release. • In 2001 the first movie was released on the first book and was accompanied by video games and other merchandise. • The next two Publications in the series The order of the phoenix and the Half-BloodPrince with midnightlaunch parties hundred of bookstores in the UK and around the English Speaking World. • Order of the Phoenix became the first English-language book to top the booksellers list in France • The second and third movies based on the second and third books were also blockbuster hits
Harry Potter • Harry Potter and the Philosophers (Sorcerers) Stone 1997 (UK) 1998 (US) 17 million copies sold in the US. • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1998 (UK) 1999 (US) 14.7 million in US sales. • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1999 (UK/US) 123.8 million in US sales . • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000 (UK/US) 12.3 million in US sales . • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2003 (worldwide) 13.7 million in US sales. 5 million in the first 24 hours. • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2005 (worldwide) 20 million in US sales. 7 million in the first 24 hours, initial printing 10.8 million copies( world record)
Ursula K. Le Guin • An American author born on October 21, 1929. • Le Guin lives in Portland, Oregon. • Although she is written novels, poetry, children’s books and essays she is known for her science fiction and fantasy novels. • Her mother Theodora Kroeber was a writer and her father Alfred L. Kroeber was a anthropologist. • Interested in literature at an early age she submitted her first story to Astounding Science Fiction at the age of eleven, which was rejected. • She attended Harvard university’s Radcliffe college and Columbia university. • She is known for her exemplary style and for her exploration of Taoist anarchist feminist, psychological and sociological themes.
Accomplishments • Le Guin is Regarded as one of the best modern science fiction authors. • Le Guin received several Hugo and Nebula Awards. • She was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979. • In 2003 she received the Science Fiction and Fantasy writers of America Grand Masters Award.
Parents, both very powerful in the craft, were killed at a young age. Lives with his rich uncle here he is treated poorly. Brought to the Hogwarts school of wizardry by Hagred Magic comes naturally to Him Well mannered child who listens to his professors. Chased by Voldemort, the evil wizard who killed his parents, who is looking to finish him off. Takes on many adventures agents evil to save himself, his friends and the school. Born with the name Duny. Lives with his father. Studies magic at a young age with his aunt the town witch. Saves his town from a massacre. Magic comes naturally to him. He has trouble understanding what his masters are trying to teach him. Always tries to prove himself to other people by attempting to perform magic that he can not control. Chased by a shadow who is looking to destroy him. Attends the wizards school on Roke HogwartsvsRoke The hero Harry Potter vs Sparrowhawk (Ged)
A shy and clumsy both Comes from a poor background He is loyal to Harry and accompanies him on his adventures. Lacks the charisma that Harry has. Several family members of his family that practice magic. A fellow prentice in the school He is a level above Ged. He is the only student how really speaks to Ged when he comes to visit him at his bed side. Loyal to Ged and accompanies him on his Adventure to find and destroy the Shadow HogwartsvsRoke The hero’s friend Ron Weasley vs Vetech
A giant who is the grounds keeper at the school. He is very close to nature. He tends to the animals in the school. Is sent out into the Forbidden wood to collect Herbs and Roots needed by the school. He is always willing to sit and speak with Harry. He cares very Deeply for Harry. We see this when he shed tears as he leaves Harry as a baby with his Aunt and Uncle. A great wizard who has stopped an earthquake and saved many people. He is very close to nature. Knows alos of the herbs, flowers and animals. Know to take long walks through the country side to observe nature. He was trained to only speak when absolute necessary. Try's to pass this philosophy on to Ged. He cares for Ged very much. When Ged says you are my master Ogion replies no You are mine. HogwartsvsRoke Father like figure Rubeus Hagrid vs Ogion the Silent
Killed Harry Potter’s parents. Was a Powerful Wizard who went bad. Looking to destroy Harry to finish what he started years earlier. Gave Harry a scare of lightning bolt on Harry’s forehead. He is trying to escape death and regain his power. Travels around as a shadow whispering to Harry. He doesn’t understand love so he can’t physically touch Harry because there is still love left in Harry from his mother. Was release into the world because Ged tries to do magic that is to advanced for him to control Is actually part of Ged and share his name Scares up Ged’s face during one of his attacks He is trying to consume Ged and take his power for evil. Is in the shape of shadow and whispers to Ged Was finally defeated when Ged calls him by his name and he is consumed by Ged. HogwartsvsRoke Evil enemy Lord Voldemort vs The shadow
An arrogant, rich snob from a long line wizards. He feels he is better then the poorer students because of his background He is jealous of Harry. He gets progressively meaner throughout the stories We see he may turn out to be the next Voldermort. An arrogant, Rich Snob who comes from royalty. He feels that he is better then the poorer and the younger prentices He is jealous of Ged’s Power He feelers that Ged shouldn’t try to understand where he comes from because he comes from a poor background. HogwartsvsRoke Nenemisis at school Draco Malfoy vs Jasper
Comes from a unloving home. Lives with his rich uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and Cousin Dudley Petunia Dursley is the sister of Harry’s mother who was jeoluse of her sisters Lily’s powers and takes it out on Harry. They blame Harry for everything that goes wrong and punishes him. Comes from a unloving home Lives with his father and spends time with his aunt who is the town witch. His father doesn’t want Ged to waist time with magic and wants him just to learn the bronze-smiths trade. When Ged is trying to conger up the spell to save his town his father yells at and hits him. He tells Ged that he should stop making noise and go hide in the corner somewhere. HogwartsvsRoke Home life of the hero Life with the dursleys vs life with father