Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781100519
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'" When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...

The Boggart


Author: Susan Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689832512
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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In a tumbledown castle in the Western Highlands of Scotland lives the Boggart. He is invisible -- an ancient mischievous spirit, solitary and sly, born of a magic as old as the rocks and the waves. He has lived in Castle Keep for centuries, playing tricks on the owners. But the last Scottish owner has died and left the castle to his great-nephew Robert Volnik of Toronto, Canada. The Volnik family -- including Emily and her nine-year-old computer genius brother Jessup -- visit Castle Keep, and when they return to Toronto, they unwittingly take the Boggart with them. The astonishments, delight, and horrors that invade their lives with the arrival of the Boggart fill this swiftly moving story. The collision of modern techology and the Old Magic brings perils nobody could have imagined -- and, in the end, an amazing and touching solution to the problem of the Boggart who has found himself on the wrong side of the ocean. Sometimes extremely funny, sometimes wildly scary,and always totally absorbing, this remarkable story -- brilliantly imagined and beautifully written -- marks the return of the Newbery Award winner Susan Cooper to the field of novels for young readers. An outstanding achievement, The Boggart will work its special magic on all who read it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781102430
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 784
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"'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'" As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy...

Harry Potter Boxed Set

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 9780439324663
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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The magical books that started it all are now available in paperback in a set of three: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"; and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Deluxe Illustrated Edition
Author: J. k. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
ISBN: 9781408899366
Category:
Page: 160
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The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance.Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this deluxe slipcased edition is a must-have for any fan, aficionado or collector and is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781100500
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 341
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"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781100489
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 309
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"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.

Harry Potter

The Illustrated Collection
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Harry Potter
ISBN: 9781338312911
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Here Come the Bubble Guppies! (Bubble Guppies)


Author: Mary Tillworth
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0449817687
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Collects four stories of the Bubble Guppies, including "Molly and Gil," in which Molly and Gill introduce themselves, show readers their classroom, and share their favorite adventures.

A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763669091
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 224
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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition


Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 9781338262186
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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A brand-new fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's classic tales from the wizarding world, with brilliant full-color artwork by award-winning artist Lisbeth Zwerger.

Neverworld Wake


Author: Marisha Pessl
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0399553959
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
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Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose? From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film comes an absorbing psychological suspense thriller in which fears are physical and memories come alive. "A thriller that will grip readers from the start." --Hypable Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim--their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend--changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft--the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world--hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she's never going to know what really happened. Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers . . . and at life. And so begins the Neverworld Wake. "Brilliantly creepy. . . . A mystery within a mystery." --The New York Times "A truly eerie reading experience." --Nylon "The first must-read of beach season." --Town & Country "A dark and twisty tale brimming with psychological suspense." --Bustle

Kissing the Rain


Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 190948928X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Pale, blubbery Moo silently endures a rain of spite each day. But when he sees a murder, he must take a stand, and choose between truth and lies, weakness and strength...

The Casual Vacancy


Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316228559
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Aspects of Good and Evil in "Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban"


Author: Andreas Kellner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638265358
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 14
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: good minus, University of Münster (English Seminar), language: English, abstract: In novels and fictional stories we often meet good and evil characters, characters which fight each other. This fight between good and evil makes the story really interesting and exciting because it hurries the action along. But often the reader is not able to say which character really belongs to the good or the evil ones. It is the ambiguity of the characters and their changes during the story that grip the readers. This paper will have a look at one exemplary character and try to solve the question whether it is good or evil. Besides, the thesis that animals and creatures in The Prisoner of Azkaban cannot be categorized as clearly as the main characters will be dealt with. In this way different aspects of the terms "good" and "evil" shall be demonstrated. "Good" and "evil" represent a pair of opposites that is part of many stories and of our whole life. Actions which are against virtues and values, which are reprehensible and damnable, are generally seen as evil. Pleasure in destroying, in lying, in betraying and in being cruel, in neglecting the rights of human beings, these aspects are declared to be evil.1 They belong to actions and their consequences which are caused by human beings, for example torturing innocent people in a war. Due to St. Augustine, these are moral evils or deficiencies of man's will. He thinks of the moral evil as the true evil because human beings have free will and the choice to do good or evil. So it is their choice to commit evil actions or not.2 [...] 1 See Rudolf Eisler, ed. Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe 1, 4th ed. (Berlin: Mittler und Sohn, 1927), p. 227. 2 See Ester S. Buchholz and Joshua K. Mandel, "Reaching for Virtue, Stumbling on Sin: Concepts of Good and Evil in a Postmodern Era.", Journal of Religion and Health 39.2, (2000): p. 130.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9781408880715
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 98
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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents .'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Painting Book


Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780563492641
Category:
Page: 16
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There are 15-20 little pots of paint on the cover flap at the back of this book. Just choose a black and white scene based on the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to colour in, open the paint flap, dip a wet brush into one of the pots, and paint away.

Harry Potter

The Deathly Hallows
Author: J. J K.Rowling,Fantastic Fantastic stories
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512379785
Category:
Page: 314
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Following another deeply troubled year at Hogwarts, described in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, at the end of which Dumbledore is killed by the ever-deceptive Severus Snape, Harry begins the final volume of the series in hiding. When the spell that has kept him safe until his seventeenth birthday expires, he and his helpers are immediately attacked by Voldemort, suffering casualties. Unable to return to Hogwarts, Harry is forced to go on the run with Ron and Hermione, hunting desperately for the "horcruxes" that contain fragments of Voldemort's soul and thus maintain his invulnerability. The search for the horcruxes is complicated when Harry learns of the existence of another set of magical objects-the "deathly hallows"-which might also be vital to the settlement of the final battle. Voldemort is unable to give his complete attention to the quest to kill Harry because he is searching for one of the hallows: an undefeatable wand. Uncertain as to whether to give priority to the remaining horcruxes or the hallows, Harry continues to evade death, albeit narrowly, until he is forced to return to Hogwarts in order to complete his search. The castle housing Hogwarts Academy then becomes the last fortress holding out against Voldemort's rise to power, subject to intensive siege and violent bombardment. The remnants of Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix mount a heroic defense of Hogwarts in the attempt to win Harry enough time to finish his quest, suffering heavy casualties in the process. The conflict reaches the limit of desperation when it becomes evident that Harry harbors one of the fragments of Voldemort's soul in his own flesh. It appears that Harry cannot kill his enemy without sacrificing himself in the process, but that sacrifice might also make Voldemort invincible.

The Stonekeeper


Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439846813
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 185
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After chasing the monster that kidnapped their mother, Emily and Navin find themselves in a magical world of man-eating demons and shadowy enemies, where they must learn to control an amulet given to them by their grandfather.

Daisy Kutter

The Last Train
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780975419328
Category: Fiction
Page: 153
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A retired outlaw Daisy Kutter, who settles to become the owner of a small general store, must learn to deal with the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life while fighting hordes of robots and a rogues' gallery of malicious criminals.