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Harry Potter Facts

Harry Potter facts revealed!

As of 2008, Harry Potter books have sold approximately 400 million copies and has been translated into sixty seven languages.

Dumbledore is an old english word meaning Bumblebee.

As of 2005, if all the published copies, hardback and paperback, in all translation of the Harry Potter books were laid flat, edge to edge, they would entirely cover Brazil.

Harry Potter books made the American Library Association list of 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books for five consecutive years. A challenge is a formal, written  complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.

J. K. Rowling was the first person to become a billionaire by writing books.

When Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban released in Great Britain, the publisher asked stores not to sell the book until schools were closed for the day to prevent truancy.

Rowling's books were the first children's books included on the New York bestseller list since E. B. White's Charlottes Web in 1952.

More than 16,000 children in the U.K. and U.S. auditioned for the role of Harry Potter.

Global Harry Potter first 24 hours book sales:
2003 The Order of the Phoenix - 5 Million
2005 The Half Blood Prince - 9 Million
2007 The Deatly Hollows - 11 Million