Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By (author) J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last ...even getting there is an adventure in itself! The three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But then horrible and mysterious things begin to happen. Harry keeps hearing strange voices, sinister and dark messages appear on the wall, and then Ron's sister Ginny disappears...

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 28mm | 340.19g
  • 01 Aug 2000
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London
  • English
  • Classic ed
  • 0747538492
  • 9780747538493
  • 9,629

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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 three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: 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 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 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. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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The sequel to the highly successful Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone continues with mystery and intrigue at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry returns for his second year to find that the legendary Chamber of Secrets has been opened and some exceptionally nasty things are happening. The inventive plot will not disappoint Harry's huge following. (9-13 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

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