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Harry Potter Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

The very first Harry Potter book, published thirteen years ago (30 June 1997), featured this dedication:

For Jessica, who loves stories,  for Anne, who loved them too,  and for Di, who heard this one first.

This is a multi-generational dedication from JK Rowling:

– Jessica, her daughter

– Anne, her mother

– Di, her younger sister

Source: the lovely @JKRFan

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Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

Chamber of Secrets features the famous scene when Harry Potter and Ron Weasley drive a flying car. JK Rowling dedicated Chamber of Secrets to the man whose personality inspired Ron, and whose turquoise-and-white car inspired Harry’s flying vehicle.

For Sean P.F. Harris, getaway driver and foulweather friend

Thanks to MuggleNet for this one!

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling’s fourth Hogwarts book, has this dedication ~

To Peter Rowling,
in memory of Mr. Ridley
and to Susan Sladden,
who helped Harry
out of his cupboard.

According to the wonderful HP Lexicon:

– Peter Rowling = JK’s father

– Ronald Ridley = a family friend who inspired the name Ron Weasley. JK Rowling inscribed her dad’s Goblet of Fire copy with this: “Dear Dad, If I had said Ronald (Weasley) Ridley, they would have tracked the poor bloke down… but that’s why Ron’s called Ron, of course!”

See a photo of JK Rowling’s personal dedication (and drawing) to her dad.

– Susan Sladden = a church friend who babysat JK’s daughter Jessica while JK wrote Harry Potter. Thanks to JKRFan for this one!

Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm

JK Rowling dedicated her fifth Harry Potter book Order of the Phoenix ~

To Neil, Jessica, and David,

Who make my world magical.

Neil is her husband; Jessica and David are her children. 🙂

Thanks to Harry Potter Lexicon for help with all the JK Rowling dedications!

Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

JK Rowling dedicated Half-Blood Prince, her sixth Harry Potter book ~

To Mackenzie,

my beautiful daughter,

I dedicate

her ink-and-paper twin.

Visit Harry Potter Lexicon for more!

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

The dedication of this book is split seven ways: to Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stick with Harry until the very end.

Expecto Patronum! JK Rowling dedicated Deathly Hallows, her seventh and final Harry Potter book, to her mum, sister, husband and children. She arranged the words in the shape of Harry’s lightning-shaped scar. Visit the Harry Potter Lexicon to see all the secrets behind this dedication.

The dedication of this book is split seven ways:
to Neil,
to Jessica,
to David,
to Kenzie,
to Di,
to Anne,
and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.