Review by School Library Journal Review
Gr 7-9-Most of the content in this update repeats what appears in the 2002 edition, including many of the high-quality photographs and at least one typo. Sickels discusses the plots of the "Harry Potter" novels and delves into Rowling's life story. The text concludes with extensive notes and lists of works by Rowling, popular Potter characters, major awards, and so on. This is similar to Joan Vos MacDonald's J. K. Rowling: Banned, Challenged, and Censored (Enslow, 2008). However, that title focuses more on why Rowling's books have been challenged in libraries, schools, and communities. An additional consideration at best, for libraries serving only the most ardent Potter fans.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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