A Publishing Phenomenon: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is J. K. Rowling’s beloved young wizard, who grew up ignorant of his magical heritage until one day . . .

 

The Harry Potter Series

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book #1)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 309pp.
Pub. Date: January 1997
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book #1)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 336pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon.

All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. 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 a wonderful place he never dreamed existed.

There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him . . . if Harry can survive the encounter.

 

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book #2)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 341pp.
Pub. Date: January 1999
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book #2)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 368pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does.

For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone.

Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself!

 

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book #3)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 448pp.
Pub. Date: September 1999
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book #3)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 464pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts . . . he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

 

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book #4)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 734pp.
Pub. Date: July 2000
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book #4)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 768pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
You have in your hands the pivotal fourth novel in the seven part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age.

Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at the Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened in a hundred years.

He wants to be a normal, fourteen year old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal — even by wizarding standards.

And in his case, different can be deadly.

 

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book #5)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 870pp.
Pub. Date: June 2003
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book #5)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 912pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Potter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Here are just a few things on Harry’s mind:

  • A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey.
  • A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
  • Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
  • The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams

. . . and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling’s seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.

Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew, boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.

 

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

 

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

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 652pp.
Pub. Date: July 2005
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

 

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

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 688pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing.

Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet . . .

As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter.

Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

 

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book #7)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Mary Grandpre
Format: Hardcover
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 759pp.
Pub. Date: July 2007
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book #7)

Author: Rowling, J. K.
Illustrations: Kazu Kibuishi and Mary GrandPre
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Children’s Fantasy Novel
Page Count: 800pp.
Pub. Date: August 2013
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

 

This title is also available as an ebook and audio book read by Jim Dale from the CLEVNET e-Media Collection.

Publisher’s Summary:
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter.

Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death Eaters across the country to wreak havoc and find Harry.

Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a desperate quest the length and breadth of Britain, trying to locate and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes, the magical objects in which he has hidden parts of his broken soul. They visit the Burrow, Grimmauld Place, the Ministry, Godric’s Hollow, Malfoy Manor, Diagon Alley . . .

But every time they solve one mystery, three more evolve — and not just about Voldemort, but about Dumbledore, and Harry’s own past, and three mysterious objects called the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are literally things out of a children’s tale, which, if real, promise to make their possessor the “Master of Death;” and they ensnare Harry with their tantalizing claim of invulnerability.

It is only after a nigh-unbearable loss that he is brought back to his true purpose, and the trio returns to Hogwarts for the final breathtaking battle between the forces of good and evil.

They fight the Death Eaters alongside members of the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army, the Weasley clan, and the full array of Hogwarts teachers and students.

Yet everything turns upon the moment the entire series has been building up to, the same meeting with which our story began: the moment when Harry and Voldemort face each other at last.

 

 


Weblinks List:
The Scholastic World of Harry Potter


J.K.Rowling Official Site

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