Harry Potter is a series of books and movies by author J.K. Rowling. There are seven novels in the series, which are about a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends who are all students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The main story surrounds Harry’s quest to defeat Lord Voldemort, an evil presence. The first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in the spring of 1997. The books have been translated into 97 languages, and the last book was released in 2007. The series has spawned more than just novels, movies, and fan fiction; there are now games, video games, and theme parks around the world. The Harry Potter series has also created a whole new market of science fiction and fantasy for the youth and young adult market.