Harry Potter by British author; J. K. Rowling is one of the most popular fantasy series in the world, boasting multiple award wins and sales of over 450 million copies worldwide.
The series contains 7 volumes with additional companion stories Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The latter confirmed for a film, set for release in 2017.
Harry Potter sleeps in a cupboard under the stairs, his Uncle and Aunt don’t exactly treat him like one of the family, especially when they start to notice how ‘different’ he is. On his 11th birthday Harry discovers he is a wizard and attends Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic. There he finds two lifelong friends, Ron and Hermione who help him fight the evil wizard Lord Voldemort.
The Harry Potter books spawned a film franchise that earned 12 Academy Awards nominations and had over $7.7 billion in global sales. It is still a must-read fantasy for the big and little ones. Surprisingly, a new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child based on Harry Potter is scheduled to open in London 2016. The script will be published in the same month too.