Mark your calendar for the final movie in the Harry Potter series opening in theaters July 15. The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two ends the run of 8 fantasy adventure films based on J.K. Rowling’s novels. Rowling wrote the first of the series when she supported her child and herself through the state welfare system in Scotland.
If you’d like to reread any part of the series or find a list of the volumes in order , head over to Shmoop on the NHTI Library’s databases page. Click Bestsellers and you’ll find all seven titles. The Intro tab tells you “In a nutshell” about the story. Additional tabs offer a summary, themes and characters. There will also be explanations of symbols, allegory, setting and tone. Best of the Web tab within the Sorcerer’s Stone includes a trivia test for all seven titles. How well do you really know Harry and his world?
Novelist (found under EbscoHost Services Menu) provides a list of the series in order and provides links to J.K. Rowling’s website. Wild about Harry by Bonnie Kunzel recaps the entire series.
If you still need some magic and wizardry the author of the following article suggests authors and books in a similar style. Read Is There Life After Harry? By M. Delbridge.
The library owns the Harry Potter books as well as the movies on DVDs. Check with staff at the Circulation Desk to see what’s available.
Delbridge, M (2007) Is there Life After Harry? Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=noh&tg=UI&an=419807&site=novelist-live
Kunzel, Bonnie (2010) Wild about Harry Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=noh&tg=UI&an=414663&site=novelist-live