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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Written by J.K. Rowling

Illustrated by Mary GrandPre

You have on your computer screen the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal - even by wizarding standards.

And in this case, different can be deadly.

Reviews and Awards

ALA Notable Children's Books, 2001
Booklist Editors' Choices, 2000
CCBC Choices 2001: Fiction for Children
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books 2000
Hugo Award for Best Novel
Smithsonian Notable Children's Book
Voice of Youth Advocates: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, 2000
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Friends of Libraries USA Readers' Choice Award
Scottish Arts Council Book Award 2001
Children's Book Award in 9-11 category 2001
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001
W. H. Smith Children's Book of the Year Award
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee

“As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, Goblet of Fire is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material’s enchanting innocence. This time Ms. Rowling offers her clearest proof yet of what should have been wonderfully obvious: what makes the Potter books so popular is the radically simple fact that they’re so good.” - The New York Times Book Review

⋆ “Was it worth the long, agonizing wait and all the hype and hoopla? You bet! Harry's fourth challenging experience will more than live up to his myriad fans’ expectations-though the 734 pages divided into 37 chapters may be a bit daunting to your readers. The very length, however, allows an even richer tapestry of magical events and humorous escapades, even as the tale takes the long-predicted darker turn.... Any inclination towards disbelief on the part of readers is swept away by the very brilliance of the writing. The carefully created world of magic becomes more embellished and layered, while the amazing plotting ties up loose ends, even as it sets in motion more entanglements. The long climax races relentlessly to a stunning denouement that leaves the way open for the next episode. Let the anticipation begin.” -Booklist, starred review

⋆ "This fourth volume might be [Rowling’s] most thrilling yet... The details are as original and ingenious as ever, and somehow (for catching readers off-guard must certainly get more difficult with each successive volume) Rowling plants the red herrings, the artful clues and tricky surprises that disarm the most attentive audience. A climax even more spectacular than that of [Harry Potter and the Prisoner of ] Azkaban will leave readers breathless. The muscle-building heft of this volume notwithstanding, the clamor for book five will begin as soon as readers finish installment four.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This fourth installment, with its deaths, a sinister ending, and an older and more shaken protagonist, surely marks the beginning of a very exciting and serious baffle between the forces of light and dark, and Harry's fans will be right there with him.” - School Library Journal

“Opening with a thrilling quidditch match, and closing with another wizardly competition that is also exciting, for very different reasons, this sits at the center of Rowling’s projected seven volume saga and makes a sturdy, heartstopping (doorstopping) fuLOCrum for it.” - Kirkus Reviews

Purchase Options
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Fall 2000
ISBN: 0-439-13959-7
Price: $25.95/NCR
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 734
Foreign Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Translation Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Rights Available? yes

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