Happy birthday, Harry!

harry birthday cake Happy birthday to one of kidlit's most beloved and backlashed big-name characters, Harry Potter! (He'd be thirty-nine this year. Holy hippogriff.)

The Horn Book has had a lot to say — good, bad, and damn, these books are long — about The Boy Who Lived over the years. Here's a roundup of reviews, articles, and blog posts about the series, including Roger Sutton's breakdown of how it's changed publishing.


Book reviews
Movie reviews


Editorials

Cover art (right): José-Luis Olivares

Articles

Blog posts

Recommended read-alikes list

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Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, formerly editor of The Horn Book Guide, is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons University. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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Renee Wallace

I really doubt the length of the books was a problem, for those of us who loved them.

Posted : Jul 31, 2019 02:31


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