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

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Title
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Statement of responsibility
by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
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Language
eng
Summary
When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors
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Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, 2004.
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Older Reader, 2004.
  • Colorado Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2006.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 2005.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature, 2008.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2003
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ No, you can’t put it down, but believe me, you’ll wish you could. This is not an easy book to lug around. Its worldwide hype aside, the fifth installment in Harry Potter’s saga should be judged on the usual factors: plot, characters, and the quality of the writing. So how does it fare? One thing emerges quickly: Rowling has not lost her flair as a storyteller or her ability to keep coming up with new gimcracks to astound her readers. But her true skills lie in the way she ages Harry, successfully evolving him from the once downtrodden yet hopeful young boy to this new, gangly teenager showing all the symptoms of adolescence--he is sullen, rude, and contemptuous of adult behavior, especially hypocrisy. This last symptom of the maturing Harry fits especially well into the plot, which finds almost all of the grown-ups in the young wizard’s life saying one thing and doing another, especially those at the Ministry of Magic, who discredit Harry in the media to convince the citizenry that Voldemort is not alive. Rowling effectively uses this plot strand as a way of introducing a kind of subtext in which she takes on such issues as governmental lying and the politics of personal destruction, but she makes her points in ways that will be clearly understood by young readers. To fight for truth and justice--and to protect Harry--the Order of the Phoenix has been reconstituted, but young Potter finds squabbling and hypocrisy among even this august group. And in a stunning and bold move, Rowling also allows Harry (and readers) to view an incident from the life of a teenage James Potter that shows him to be an insensitive bully, smashing the iconic view Harry has always had of his father. Are there problems with the book? Sure. Even though children, especially, won’t protest, it could be shorter, particularly since Rowling is repetitious with descriptions (Harry is always “angry”; ultimate bureaucrat Doris Umbridge always looks like a toad). But these are quibbles about a rich, worthy effort that meets the very high expectations of a world of readers. (Reviewed July 1, 2003) -- Ilene Cooper
  • Gr 4 Up–Harry has just returned to Hogwarts after a lonely summer. Dumbledore is uncommunicative and most of the students seem to think Harry is either conceited or crazy for insisting that Voldemort is back and as evil as ever. Angry, scared, and unable to confide in his godfather, Sirius, the teen wizard lashes out at his friends and enemies alike. The head of the Ministry of Magic is determined to discredit Dumbledore and undermine his leadership of Hogwarts, and he appoints nasty, pink-cardigan-clad Professor Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and High Inquisitor of the school, bringing misery upon staff and students alike. This bureaucratic nightmare, added to Harry's certain knowledge that Voldemort is becoming more powerful, creates a desperate, Kafkaesque feeling during Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts. The adults all seem evil, misguided, or simply powerless, so the students must take matters into their own hands. Harry's confusion about his godfather and father, and his apparent rejection by Dumbledore make him question his own motives and the condition of his soul. Also, Harry is now 15, and the hormones are beginning to kick in. There are a lot of secret doings, a little romance, and very little Quidditch or Hagrid (more reasons for Harry's gloom), but the power of this book comes from the young magician's struggles with his emotions and identity. Particularly moving is the unveiling, after a final devastating tragedy, of Dumbledore's very strong feelings of attachment and responsibility toward Harry. Children will enjoy the magic and the Hogwarts mystique, and young adult readers will find a rich and compelling coming-of-age story as well.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (Reviewed August 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 8, p165)
  • /* Starred Review */ Year five at Hogwarts is no fun for Harry. Rowling may be relying upon readers to have solidified their liking for her hero in the first four books, because the 15-year-old Harry Potter they meet here is quite dour after a summer at the Dursleys' house on Privet Drive, with no word from pals Hermione or Ron. When he reunites with them at last, he learns that The Daily Prophet has launched a smear campaign to discredit Harry's and Dumbledore's report of Voldemort's reappearance at the end of book four, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . Aside from an early skirmish with a pair of dementors, in which Harry finds himself in the position of defending not only himself but his dreaded cousin, Dudley, there is little action until the end of these nearly 900 pages. A hateful woman from the Ministry of Magic, Dolores Umbridge (who, along with minister Cornelius Fudge nearly succeeds in expelling Harry from Hogwarts before the start of the school year), overtakes Hogwarts—GrandPré's toadlike portrait of her is priceless—and makes life even more miserable for him. She bans him from the Quidditch team (resulting in minimal action on the pitch) and keeps a tight watch on him. And Harry's romance with his crush from the last book, Cho Chang, turns out to be a major waterworks (she cries when she's happy, she cries shen she's sad). Readers get to discover the purpose behind the Order of the Phoenix and more is revealed of the connection between Harry and You-Know-Who. But the showdown between Harry and Voldemort feels curiously anticlimactic after the stunning clash at the close of book four. Rowling favors psychological development over plot development here, skillfully exploring the effects of Harry's fall from popularity and the often isolating feelings of adolescence. Harry suffers a loss and learns some unpleasant truths about his father, which result in his compassion for some unlikely characters. (The author also draws some insightful parallels between the Ministry's exercise of power and the current political climate.) As hope blooms at story's end, those who have followed Harry thus far will be every bit as eager to discover what happens to him in his sixth and seventh years. Ages 9-12. (June) --Staff (Reviewed June 30, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 26, p79)
Awards note
American Library Association-YA (2004); Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth (2003).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119344
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowling, J. K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
GrandPré, Mary
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True
Series statement
Harry Potter
Series volume
5
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Potter, Harry
  • Potter, Harry
  • Granger, Hermione
  • Weasley, Ron
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
  • Wizards
  • Magic
  • Schools
  • Coming of age
  • Granger, Hermione
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
  • Weasley, Ron
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • England
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
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Publication
Note
  • "Year 5"--Spine
  • Sequel to: Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
  • Sequel: Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dudley demented -- A peck of owls -- The advance guard -- Number twelve, Grimmauld Place -- The Order of the Phoenix -- The noble and most ancient House of Black -- The Ministry of Magic -- The hearing -- The woes of Mrs. Weasley -- Luna Lovegood -- The Sorting Hat's new song -- Professor Umbridge -- Detention with Dolores -- Percy and Padfoot -- The Hogwarts High Inquisitor -- In the Hog's Head -- Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four -- Dumbledore's army -- The lion and the serpent -- Hagrid's tale -- The eye of the snake -- St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries -- Christmas on the closed ward -- Occlumency -- The beetle at bay -- Seen and unforeseen -- The centaur and the sneak -- Snape's worst memory -- Career advice -- Grawp -- O.W.L.s -- Out of the fire -- Fight and flight -- The Department of Mysteries -- Beyond the veil -- The only one he ever feared -- The lost prophecy -- The second war begins
Control code
444708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xi, 870 pages
Isbn
9780439358064
Lccn
2003102525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439358064
  • (OCoLC)51532204
Label
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
Publication
Note
  • "Year 5"--Spine
  • Sequel to: Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
  • Sequel: Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
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
Dudley demented -- A peck of owls -- The advance guard -- Number twelve, Grimmauld Place -- The Order of the Phoenix -- The noble and most ancient House of Black -- The Ministry of Magic -- The hearing -- The woes of Mrs. Weasley -- Luna Lovegood -- The Sorting Hat's new song -- Professor Umbridge -- Detention with Dolores -- Percy and Padfoot -- The Hogwarts High Inquisitor -- In the Hog's Head -- Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four -- Dumbledore's army -- The lion and the serpent -- Hagrid's tale -- The eye of the snake -- St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries -- Christmas on the closed ward -- Occlumency -- The beetle at bay -- Seen and unforeseen -- The centaur and the sneak -- Snape's worst memory -- Career advice -- Grawp -- O.W.L.s -- Out of the fire -- Fight and flight -- The Department of Mysteries -- Beyond the veil -- The only one he ever feared -- The lost prophecy -- The second war begins
Control code
444708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xi, 870 pages
Isbn
9780439358064
Lccn
2003102525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439358064
  • (OCoLC)51532204

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