The eagerly anticipated sequel to the astounding smash hit Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is finally here! No need to wait —
Harry's back for his second year at Hogwarts, where the infamous
Chamber of Secrets has been opened for the first time in 50 years. The
monster that is unleashed is literally petrifying Hogwarts students
(turning them into stone, that is), and who is the primary suspect?
Harry Potter himself. Add to this some enormous spiders, a Deathday
Party, a ghost named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and
lots and lots of suspense, and you'll soon find yourself engrossed in
another terrific tale in which magic does exist and good eventually
triumphs over evil.
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.
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)
Series: Harry Potter Ser.
For Ages: 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: November 1998
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33