Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781100543

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 652

View: 9751

"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered..." When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Author: Rowling JK

Publisher: Pottermore

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 652

View: 2314

When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder. Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow.

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Hogwarts for Muggles

Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470398256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 7556

A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365225526

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 7207

Arthur Conan Doyle's master criminologist Sherlock Holmes continues to delight readers around the world more than a century after he first appeared in print (in 1887's A Study in Scarlet). The digital age has only increased his popularity: amid the onslaught of contemporary crime fiction there is something reassuring about Sherlock Holmes. In the hardcover edition of 'Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection' you will find all four Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781408883754

Category:

Page: 368

View: 2370

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions ofHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ... Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonehas been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and sprayed edges in the house colours. Exciting new extra content will include fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.

The Prisoner of Zenda

Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755116917

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 7988

Rudolf leaves London for Ruritania. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Rudolf, who is about to be crowned King. A rival attempts to seize power and Rudolf impersonates the King to help maintain political stability. He endures a trial of strength with the infamous Rupert of Hentzau, and a quite different test as falls for Princess Flavia.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9781338299144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1186

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

The Marvels

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

ISBN: 1760271535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 640

View: 9842

Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and takes readers on an awe-inspiring voyage! Two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-come together with spellbinding synergy! The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle’s puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. How the picture and word stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick’s storytelling prowess. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

Who Killed Albus Dumbledore?

What Reall

Author: John Granger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972322119

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 3287

Why Half-blood prince is the best Harry Potter novel / John Granger -- The curse of the Black family tree / Wendy B. Harte -- How Dumbledore and Slughorn used magic--and stage magic--and fooled us all / Sally M. Gallo -- The locket, the cup, Nagini, Harry, and the Mirror of Erised / Daniela Teo -- Mourning for her own true love / Swythyv (a LiveJournal experience) -- Welcome to my murder : act 1 / Joyce Odell -- Brandy and revelations in the library / The Usual Suspects.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Author: Brian Selznick,David Serlin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338257293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4805

Who is Baby Monkey? He is a baby. He is a monkey. He has a job. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye! Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in an exciting blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. With pithy text and over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, it is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. Hooray for Baby Monkey!

Anna, Banana, and the Sleepover Secret

Author: Anica Mrose Rissi

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534417184

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4182

Anna wrestles with a big secret at Isabel’s super-fun sleepover in the seventh book of this “fast-paced, fun, and funny” (Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody series) illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships. Anna and her friends love having sleepovers. So, when Isabel invites Anna and Sadie to spend the night at her house for the first time Anna can’t wait! Between pranking Isabel’s older sisters, make-your-own pizzas, and truth or dare this is going to be the best night ever. But when one of Isabel’s older sisters’ dares results in Anna breaking a really special vase, everything stops being all fun and games. Isabel’s sisters convince the girls they can hide it from their parents, but after her friends fall asleep, Anna lies on the floor in her sleeping bag, wide awake. At night, with the lights out and everyone else sleeping, Isabel’s house seems different. Unfamiliar. Not like home. Anna misses Banana terribly, and worst of all she feels really guilty keeping what happened a secret. If Anna doesn’t stay at the sleepover, everyone might get mad at her for ruining it, but if she stays and lets the secret slip about the broken vase, everyone might get mad at her for that instead. Anna and her friends share all their secrets, but can they help her with her secret dilemma?

The Boggart

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241326817

Category:

Page: 272

View: 3712

Accidentally transported from his remote Scottish castle to the bright, fast-moving, hi-tech city of Toronto, the highly mischievous Boggart simply can't resist the opportunity for pranks, and wreaks havoc for the Volnik family, inheritors of his distant castle home. But the Boggart doesn't mean any real harm, and when he begins to pine for the rolling Scottish mists and the sound of bagpipes, he turns to his two young friends, Emily and Jessup Volnik, for help. A delightfully funny and moving story for children.

The Harry Potter Collection

Years 1-6

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439887458

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 6

View: 4464

Collects in a boxed set the first six books in the series that relates the adventures of young Harry Potter, who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he and others of his kind learn their craft.

Harry Potter

The Deathly Hallows

Author: British

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523480890

Category:

Page: 260

View: 799

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series, written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom, in the United States by Scholastic, and in Canada by Raincoast Books, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2007. Before its release, Bloomsbury reportedly spent 10 million to keep the book's contents safe before its release date. American publisher Arthur Levine refused any copies of the novel to be released in advance for press review, although two reviews were submitted early. Shortly before release, photos of all 759 pages of the U.S. edition were leaked and transcribed, leading Scholastic to look for the source that had leaked it. Released globally in 93 countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever, a record it still held in 2012.[3] It sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, including more than 11 million in the U.S. and UK alone. The previous record, 9 million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The novel has also been translated into over 120 languages."

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated, Collector's Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9781338179934

Category:

Page: 336

View: 3525

In addition to the jacketed hardcover illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, we are pleased to offer a small-run, high-end collector's format in time for the 2017 holiday season. Special features include: *Clothbound over-sized hardcover in slipcase *Intricate gold foil stamped artwork on book cover and slipcase *Gilt edges on premium grade paper *Exclusive pull-out double gatefold *Two ribbon bookmarks *Packed in bespoke individual mailing cartons *Printed in Italy A rare opportunity and a luxurious reading experience, this collector's edition is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans and bibliophiles alike.

Doctor Who

11 Doctors, 11 Stories

Author: Eoin Colfer,Michael Scott,Philip Reeve,Marcus Sedgwick,Patrick Ness,Richelle Mead

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141348940

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 516

View: 7235

Collects stories featuring each incarnation of the Doctor in all new adventures by such authors as Eoin Colfer, Richelle Mead, and Neil Gaiman.

The Hogwarts Library Collection

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781109230

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 350

View: 4847

A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook bundle will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 13% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 87% will be used by Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575. * The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781408880715

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 98

View: 8997

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents .'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore