Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Happy Birthday Harry Potter – The Boy Who Lived!

''Anyway – Harry,' said the giant, turning his back on the Dursleys, 'a very happy birthday to yeh. Got summat fer yeh here – I mighta sat on it at some point, but it’ll taste all right.'
From an inside pocket of his black overcoat he pulled a slightly squashed box. Harry opened it with trembling fingers. Inside was a large, sticky chocolate cake with Happy Birthday Harry written on it in green icing.'

- Chapter Four, The Keeper of the Keys, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Before his eleventh birthday, Harry’s presents included underwhelming items such as a coat-hanger and a pair of Uncle Vernon’s old socks. With Hagrid's arrival on Harry’s eleventh birthday, he gets a birthday cake and, when Hagrid takes him to Diagon Alley for the first time, a snowy owl (who Harry later names Hedwig) as his present.

Today is Harry’s birthday and, to celebrate, we’re taking a look at what Pottermore students and fans have been saying and sharing about Harry.

Pottermore students have submitted some great artwork on Harry and, to say happy birthday, we’re looking at double the number of these wonderful pictures:

- Harry Potter -

by LumosWitch172

by PhoenixWizard70

by DreamYew1035

by DawnHallow197

by DragonBronze98

by EyeYew8994

by RoseFlight30

by UnicornMarauder110

by JinxCharm212

by RookDraconis

We’ve also been talking about what you would want to give to Harry as birthday gifts and there have been some great ideas on Pottermore's Twitter and Facebook pages. Here are a few of your chosen presents for the Boy Who Lived:

               (Tweets via @SSVicar, @eccmcc, @Thymedeli, @em_tinuviel and comments from our          
                Facebook followers.)

Happy Birthday, Harry!