Fans celebrate the birthdays of JK Rowling and Harry Potter

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In J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, the celebration - or lack thereof - of Harry's birthday often serves as the inciting incident. It had originally been conceptualized by a almost destitute Rowling on a train and produced on a manual typewriter.

Metro UK notes that you can also calculate the age of the "Boy Who Lived" based on a clue from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The exhibit will display everything from centuries-old artifacts to rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects straight from the Wizarding World itself. It was adapted into eight blockbuster films by Warner Bros. that made stars of its lead actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. And if you don't, here's a pro tip: The line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey inexplicably disapparates during each of the several showings of the Nighttime Lights, so hit that up after a day of gallivanting through the land of Fizzing Whizbees, floating Yule Ball gowns, and chugging trains.

It's been over 21 years since the first book in the series released, and even today, they are a huge part of the must-read lists for every child, and many adults too. "The next I heard from him, he had read the entire series". Eagle-eyed Potterheads will have a grand old time identifying the details and clues embedded in Selznick's covers.

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Despite the fact that Harry Potter is a fictional character in a best-selling series about magic, butterbeer and defeating "He Who Shall Not Be Named", (AKA, Lord Voldemort - there, I said it) the world's favorite wizard still has a birthday.

But fans of GrandPré's original art need not fret as the interior art, such as the chapter openings, still feature the original sketches. As a kid, it was the first book.

There are interesting takeaways from examining the entire set. The fifth book, 2003's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is the longest book at a Whomping Willow-sized 870 pages.

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Gaining wide acceptance as the book of that year and several other prizes, Rowling plunged into writing one after the other for this series, which broke records and earned her very large recognition.

The story, of course, is as enchanting as ever. "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be". Something nearly always seems to be happening on or around Harry's birthday, whether good or bad.

The first Harry Potter book, The Philosopher's Stone, was released in 1997 and was followed by seven sequels, as well as blockbuster film adaptions.

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