Since the first Harry Potter book was published in 1997, children and adults alike have been enchanted by the underdog story of a boy wizard and his adventures. Author JK Rowling's fabulous storytelling skills, as well as the books' classic themes of good versus evil, appeal to nearly every generation of readers and have garnered fans from around the world. It's no surprise that the Harry Potter books are consistently on bestseller lists! Since being published, the Potter books have spawned movie adaptions as well as a legion of rabid Potter-holics.
General Harry Potter
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The book that started it all.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in the series takes a dark turn when a prisoner linked to the death of Harry's parents escapes from the prison of Azkaban.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Fourth Harry Potter book in which Harry must compete in the mysterious Triwizard Tournament.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The fifth book in the series finds Harry at odds with a new power at Hogwarts and big changes in the wizarding world.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In the sixth book, Harry must discover the secret of the mysterious "half-blood prince" and find out about Voldemort's past.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The final book in the series provides a fantastic resolution to the saga of Harry Potter.
- Daniel Radcliffe: Information on the actor who brought Harry Potter to life.
- Emma Watson: Official website of Emma Watson, better known as Hermione Granger to Harry Potter fans.
- Rupert Grint: Fansite for the actor that plays Ron Weasley.
- Tom Felton: Information about the actor that plays Draco Malfoy,.
- Michael Gambon: Actor that played the role of Albus Dumbledore after the passing of Richard Harris.
- Maggie Smith: Information about the real-life Minerva McGonagall.
- Alan Rickman: The perfect casting of Severus Snape, the professor everyone loves to hate.
- Never Snitch: The Mythology of Harry Potter: Informative article that points out the appeal of the Harry Potter books and what makes them so popular with both children and adults.
- How has Harry Potter cast such a wide spell?: USA Today article outlining the widespread Harry Potter fever.
- Varying Viewpoints on Harry Potter: Great list of articles and interviews focusing on the Harry Potter phenomenon around the world.
- Wild About Harry: MSNBC's ongoing coverage of the Harry Potter world.
- Harry Potter Culture and Religion: Database of articles detailing the controversy surrounding the Potter books.
Spoofs and Fan Creations
- Barry Trotter: One of the most popular Harry Potter spoofs around.
- Fan Art Index: Compilation of fan interpretations of Harry Potter imagery.
- Harry Potter Fan Fiction: Comprehensive list of fan fiction and podcasts created by diehard Potter fanatics.
- FictionAlley: Allows fans to submit their own art, fan fiction, and essays about the Harry Potter world.
- Quidditch for Muggles: Official rules of Quidditch, the most popular sport in the world of Harry Potter.
- Hogwarts Castle: History and diagram of the famous wizarding school Harry attends.
- Harry Potter Glossary: Guide to the people and places in Harry Potter.
- Magic and Medicine in Harry Potter: Information on the real-life science and medicine included in the Potter books.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Hogwarts textbook authored by Rowling that has been made available to Potter fans.
Written by Michael S. Atwood
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