The tales of Harry Potter

The stories of Harry Potter and his wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardry
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

About the book:  "'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'" When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves ... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss ...


Notes:  The third book in the series and the first I read. A maniac mass murderer escapes from Azkaban prison and soul-eating dementors are sent to guard Hogwarts. Even as Harry believes that the school could be the safest place to be, he is all set to be proved wrong.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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About the book:  The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive! These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .


Notes:  The fourth book of the Harry Potter series, Goblet of Fire is rather big, and hard to put down. This is the story where the plot begins to turn darker. Harry finds himself as one of the competitors in a magic event involving two rival schools of magic, and his excitement knows no bounds. But at Hogwarts, there is always more than meets the eye.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

About the book:  "Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


Notes:  The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone introduces the reader to the world of witchcraft and wizardry. The adventures of Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione is sure to leave the readers riveted and wanting for more.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling

About the book:  "'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.


Notes:  The second book in the series, it portrays Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The second year is even more tumultuous than the first, with greater dangers lurking in the campus.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by J.K. Rowling

About the book:  "'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'" Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time ...


Notes:  The fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is impossible to put down. Harry, Ron and Hermione discover a secret army dedicated in the fight against Voldemort and the death eaters. Dolores Umbridge is the new Defence Against Dark Arts teacher, who refuses to acknowledge that Voldemort has returned. Voldemort hunts for an object, which Harry and the Order of the Phoneix believe to be a weapon of some sort.

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

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Notes:  Another breathtaking story, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince takes the reader into Voldemort's past. Harry prepares for the showdown with Voldemort with Professor Dumbledore at his side.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J. K. Rowling

About the book:  "'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'" As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy...


Notes:  The final book in the series. Harry and his friends feel that Hogwarts is no longer safe. They go on the run, trying to collect and destroy remaining Horcruxes to defeat the dark lord once and for all. However, their path is fraught with challenges and dangers they have never faced before. Victory demands their highest level of dedication, courage and sacrifice.

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