by J.K. Rowling
Category: Children & Teen Fiction / General
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 6 July 2001
Number of pages: 640
Prizes: Winner of WH Smith Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2001.
Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001.
Winner of WHSmith Book Awards (Children's Book of the Year) 2001.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003.
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 can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him.
The latest Harry Potter adventure opens with the nail-biting Quidditch World Cup. Ron and Harry's good fortune in getting tickets is marred by the appearance of the Dark Mark, which they both know to be Voldemort's signature. Harry realizes he must face the evil forces again when the scar on his forehead begins to hurt. Full of comedy and heartache, the plot belts along carrying Harry into his turbulent teenage years where he must do battle with hormones as well as Voldemort. Look out for a kiss and the death of someone close. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
'I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I encountered an author who has had this effect on me. For the first time in years the book lives up to the hype perfection' Daily Express 'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children' Sunday Express 'Rowling deserves all the plaudits that are being heaped upon her. For once, the word phenomenon is an understatement' Scotland on Sunday 'Extraordinarily vivid and exceptionally well-imagined' Independent on Sunday
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.
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