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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Written by J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre

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 Lockhart, 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!


“Those needing a hit of magic, morality and mystical worlds can do no better than opening Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment from J. K. Rowling about the young wizard-in-training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Chamber offers young readers an equal measure of dark wizards, noble mentors, hideous beasts and epic battles of good vs. evil.” – USA Today

“Harry Potter's exploits during his second year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry completely live up to the bewitching measure of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. . . . The mystery, zany humor, sense of a traditional British school (albeit with its share of ghosts, including Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom), student rivalry, and eccentric faculty, all surrounded by the magical foundation so necessary in good fantasy, are as expertly crafted here as in the first book. Fans who have been thirsting for this sequel will definitely not feel any disappointment.” – Booklist, starred review

“The novel is marked throughout by the same sly and sophisticated humor found in the first book, along with inventive, new, matter-of-fact uses of magic that will once again have readers longing to emulate Harry and his wizard friends.” – School Library Journal, starred review

/ “An engaging, imaginative, funny, and above all, heart-poundingly suspenseful yarn.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers will be irresistibly drawn into Harry’s world by GrandPré’s comic illustrations and Rowling’s expert combination of broad boarding school farce and high fantasy.” – Kirkus Review


ALA Notable Children's Books, 2000
ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
Booklist Editors' Choices, 1999
Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Youth, 1998-99
CCBC Choices 2000: Fiction for Children
International Reading Association: Children's Choices, 2000
International Reading Association: Young Adult Choices, 2000
Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 1999
School Library Journal: Best Books 1999
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
British Book Awards 1998 Children's Book of the Year (NIBBY)
Shortlisted for the 1998 Guardian Children's Award
Shortlisted for the 1998 Carnegie Award
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1998 Gold Medal 9-11 years
Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book Award 1999
FCBG Children’s Book Award 1998 Overall winner and Longer Novel Category
North East Book Award 1999
North East Scotland Book Award 1998
The Booksellers Association / The Bookseller Author of the Year 1998
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001


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Fall 1999
ISBN: 0-439-06486-4
Price: $19.95/NCR
Trim Size: 6” x 9”
Page Count: 320
Foreign Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Translation Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Rights Available? yes


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