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The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry needs to be on his guard at all times - his worst enemy is preparing a terrible fate for him. With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master storyteller.
***Thursday 4th February is Harry Potter Book Night, a special event to celebrate the enduring appeal of Harry Potter. There are events at schools, bookshops, libraries and community groups throughout the UK & Ireland - and indeed the world - and and as part of the celebrations Bloomsbury Children's Books wants to know what your favourite Harry Potter spell is! Visit www.harrypotter.bloomsbury.com for more details about events and cast your vote for your favourite spell here!
Emma Hopkin, Children’s M.D. of Bloomsbury Children’s Books said, “We are well aware of the enduring love for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels so our aim for Harry Potter Book Night has always been to attract new readers to the books – and the overwhelming response from teachers, schools, libraries, Brownie and Girl Guide groups and bookshops will achieve just that so we couldn’t be more pleased.”
A world of magical adventure awaits! Visit Bloomsbury's Harry Potter website for magical downloads, games, videos, and more Harry Potter fun!
When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters and the terrifying Dark Mark appears against the night sky, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for the fourth year Harry is astonished to be chosen to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially with the Dark Lord's forces on the rise.
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 .
The Harry Potter series...
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry Independent
Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff Mirror
Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes Guardian
One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times Sunday Telegraph
The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood TLS
|Publication date:||1st September 2014|
|Author:||J. K. Rowling|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction|
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 77 languages. Click here to see the new Harry Potter books site with illustrations by Jonny Duddle.More About J. K. Rowling