Publisher Richard Robinson, president of Scholastic Publishing, which published in the United States the most popular series such as “Harry Potterand The Hunger Games, died at the age of 84, the company announced in a statement.
The statement confirmed that Robinson died the day before yesterday, Saturday, “suddenly”, as his health condition was “fantastic”, after he ran the company and supervised its daily operations for five decades, according to what was reported by WAM24, quoting the Spanish news agency, and the company’s board of directors stated: We feel Deeply saddened by the sudden death of Dick Robinson, Dick was a true visionary in the world of children’s books and a staunch advocate for children’s education.”
Scholastic was founded in 1920 and is considered the largest publishing and distribution of children’s books in the world, and it owns distribution rights in the United States for series such as (Harry Potter) by British J.K. Rowling, (The Hunger Games) by Susan Collins, and (Clifford the Great Red Dog). Gospimps, The Magic School Bus, Captain Underpants, iSpy, and educational books and magazines.
Harry Potter is a fictional character in a series of seven books by British author J. K. Rowling, which tells the story of the wizard boy Harry Potter, since his discovery of the fact that he is a wizard, until he reaches the age of seventeen, discovers his past and magical relationships and his quest to eliminate the lord of darkness, Lord Voldemort. The book series accompanies a series of eight films with the same book titles. The series of this movie revolves around a boy named Harry Potter, whose parents are murdered as a young child by Lord (Voldemort), the Lord of Darkness. The Harry Potter series has achieved tremendous success since the publication of the first part of it, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, on June 26, 1998, and it has been translated into most of the world’s living languages, including Arabic. The sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, sold ten million copies on the eve of its release.