Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Raincoast Book Distribution, 2003 - England - 766 pages
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J. K. Rowling has written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure that is one third longer than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.The world's most anticipated book continues the riveting tale of a 15-year-old wizard and his extraordinary powers. J. K. Rowling has written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure that is one third longer than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. "A richly imagined world to which young readers will surrender themselves, and one of the most attractive heroes to come around in a long time."-Globe and MailBy printing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, Raincoast Books is minimizing its impact on the environment and helping safeguard biodiversity and the world's forests."The forest at Hogwarts is home to magical creatures like unicorns and centaurs. Because the Canadian editions are printed on Ancient-Forest Friendly paper, the Harry Potter books are helping to save magnificent forests in the muggle world, the home of magical animals such as Orangutans, Wolves and Bears. It's a good idea to respect ancient trees, especially if they have a temper like the Whomping Willow." -J.K. Rowling.

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JK Rowling's writing reminds me of my own writing. - Goodreads
The plot itself was so-so. - Goodreads
One of the best endings of the Potter books. - Goodreads
The over-all plot wasn't the most interesting. - Goodreads
Yuck! Character overview: 1. - Goodreads
JKR's writing just gets better and better. - Goodreads

Excellent book, Excellent Service from Tesco

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I bought this book for my son as part of his summer reading and he has really enjoyed it. He is still too young to watch all the films but has been reading through the books at lightening speed. It's ... Read full review

Great book, quick postage

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About the author (2003)

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. She also writes fiction novels under the name of Robert Galbraith. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards. She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105,000.00. The book was retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books. The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling's first novel for an adult audience,The Casual Vacancy, was published by Little Brown in September 2012. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. She published two bestselling fiction novels under the name of Robert Galbraith: The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm.

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