Harry can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts School. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to magicians of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect - who's always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed.
About The Author
Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.
'A wonderful creation ... The comic handling of the material and the insight into the child's world are fresh and magical in every sense ... the new Harry Potter is in my suitcase ready for my holiday' Ian Hislop, Sunday Telegraph 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, unlike many sequels, is as good as its predecessor ... Hogwarts is a creation of genius' Times Literary Supplement 'It seemed so unlikely that she could replicate the imaginative power, emotional intensity and entrancing complexity of the prototype, that I received the draft of volume two with trepidation. It's good to be wrong sometimes' Glasgow Herald 'An intricately woven, highly imaginative tale ... cleverly textured, sophisticated fiction' Scotland on Sunday
Series: Harry Potter Ser.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: September 2004
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.208