The Rise and Rise of Harry Potter

@article{Tucker1999TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Rise of Harry Potter},
  author={Nicholas Tucker},
  journal={Children's Literature in Education},
  year={1999},
  volume={30},
  pages={221-234}
}
  • N. Tucker
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Art
  • Children's Literature in Education
The phenomenal commercial and critical success of the first three Harry Potter stories is without precedent in twentieth-century British children's literature. Enid Blyton, a previous best-selling author, had to serve an apprenticeship papered by rejection slips before finally hitting the jackpot. Roald Dahl had less time to wait, but even so his first children's novel after years of writing for adults, James and the Giant Peach, won only modest success in America and could not initially find a… 
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