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J.K. Rowling slightly based 11-year-old Hermione on herself at the same age. She even made Hermione’s patronus her favorite animal, an otter.
When “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” was released in Great Britain, the publisher asked stores not to sell the book until schools were closed for the day to prevent truancy.
A proposed title for the American Version of Philosopher’s Stone was Harry Potter and the University of Tricks. But Rowling didn’t like the sound of it and suggested it be called the Sorcerer’s Stone.