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The Resource Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Title
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
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eng
Summary
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school
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Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1999
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Older Reader, 2001.
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Younger Reader, 2001.
  • British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, 1998.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature, 2008.
  • Nestle Children's Book Prize for Nine to Eleven Year Olds, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 1999
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
Review
  • Books for Youth, Middle Readers: /*Starred Review*/ Gr. 4-8. Given the furor this book has already caused in the U.S., it seems almost redundant to review it; however. . . . Harry Potter's exploits during his second year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry completely live up to the bewitching measure of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998. Harry's summer with the spiteful Dursleys is as dismal as his life with them before Hogwarts, and not only that, a neurotic house-elf suddenly appears to warn him against returning to school. Harry, of course, goes back to school. Once there, he finds himself in danger, as predicted by the house-elf. Strange things are happening. Why can only Harry hear an eerie voice talking about escaping and killing? Who or what has put several students into a petrified state? Harry and his sidekicks, Ron and Hermione, work furiously to get to the bottom of it all. It doesn't help that the rumor spreads that Harry is the long-dreaded heir of Slytherin, one of the school's founders, who purportedly created a Chamber of Secrets that houses a grotesque monster that can only be released by the heir. The mystery, zany humor, sense of a traditional British school (albeit with its share of ghosts, including Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom), student rivalry, and eccentric faculty, all surrounded by the magical foundation so necessary in good fantasy, are as expertly crafted here as in the first book. Fans who have been thirsting for this sequel will definitely not feel any disappointment. In fact, once they have read it, they will be lusting for the next. ((Reviewed May 15, 1999)) -- Sally Estes
  • Gr 3-8-Fans of the phenomenally popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Scholastic, 1998) won't be disappointed when they rejoin Harry, now on break after finishing his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Reluctantly spending the summer with the Dursleys, his mean relatives who fear and detest magic, Harry is soon whisked away by his friends Ron, Fred, and George Weasley, who appear at his window in a flying Ford Anglia to take him away to enjoy the rest of the holidays with their very wizardly family. Things don't go as well, though, when the school term begins. Someone, or something, is (literally) petrifying Hogwarts' residents one by one and leaving threatening messages referring to a Chamber of Secrets and an heir of Slytherin. Somehow, Harry is often around when the attacks happen and he is soon suspected of being the perpetrator. The climax has Harry looking very much like Indiana Jones, battling a giant serpent in the depths of the awesome and terrible Chamber of Secrets. Along with most of the teachers and students introduced in the previous book, Draco Malfoy has returned for his second year and is more despicable than ever. The novel is marked throughout by the same sly and sophisticated humor found in the first book, along with inventive, new, matter-of-fact uses of magic that will once again have readers longing to emulate Harry and his wizard friends.-Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
  • Gr 3-8-With a year at Hogwarts School under his belt, Harry expects the new term to go smoothly, but a wizard's share of surprises and adventures await the likable lad and his friends. Rowling works her magic and leaves readers begging for more. (July) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
  • The Harry Potter epic (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, p. 888, etc.) continues to gather speed as Harry enters his third year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and does battle with the traitor behind his parents' deaths. Besides coping with the usual adversaries'sneering classmate Draco Malfoy, evocatively-named Potions Master Snape—the young wizard-in-training has a new worry with the escape of Sirius Black, murderous minion of archenemy Lord Voldemort, from the magicians' prison of Azkaban. Folding in subplots and vividly conceived magical creatures—Azkaban's guards, known as dementors, are the very last brutes readers would want to meet in a dark alley—with characteristic abandon, Rowling creates a busy backdrop for Harry as she pushes him through a series of terrifying encounters and hard-fought games of Quidditch, on the way to a properly pulse-pounding climax strewn with mistaken identities and revelations about his dead father. The main characters and the continuing story both come along so smartly (and Harry at last shows a glimmer of interest in the opposite sex, a sure sign that the tides of adolescence are lapping at his toes) that the book seems shorter than its page count: have readers clear their calendars if they are fans, or get out of the way if they are not. (Fiction. 10-13) (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 1999)
Awards note
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000.
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097834
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DLC
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Rowling, J. K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 940L
  • Middle School
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Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 8
Reading level
  • 6.7
  • 6.7.
  • 5.9.
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GrandPré, Mary
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True
Series statement
Harry Potter
Series volume
bk. 2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
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  • Potter, Harry
  • Potter, Harry
  • Granger, Hermione
  • Weasley, Ron
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
  • Wizards
  • Schools
  • Magic
  • Wizards
  • Magic
  • Schools
  • Granger, Hermione
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
  • Weasley, Ron
  • England
  • England
  • England
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
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Note
  • "Year 2"--Spine
  • Sequel to: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
  • Sequel: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Worst Birthday -- Dobby's Warning -- The Burrow -- At Flourish and Blotts -- The Whomping Willow -- Gilderoy Lockhart -- Mudbloods and Murmurs -- The Deathday Party -- The Writing on the Wall -- The Rogue Bludger -- The Dueling Club -- The Polyjuice Potion -- The Very Secret Diary -- Cornelius Fudge -- Aragog -- The Chamber of Secrets -- The Heir of Slytherin -- Dobby's Reward
Control code
653573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780439064866
Lccn
98046370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439064866
  • (OCoLC)40043650
Label
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Year 2"--Spine
  • Sequel to: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
  • Sequel: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Worst Birthday -- Dobby's Warning -- The Burrow -- At Flourish and Blotts -- The Whomping Willow -- Gilderoy Lockhart -- Mudbloods and Murmurs -- The Deathday Party -- The Writing on the Wall -- The Rogue Bludger -- The Dueling Club -- The Polyjuice Potion -- The Very Secret Diary -- Cornelius Fudge -- Aragog -- The Chamber of Secrets -- The Heir of Slytherin -- Dobby's Reward
Control code
653573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780439064866
Lccn
98046370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439064866
  • (OCoLC)40043650

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