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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. .. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal in the 9–11 years division. Rowling also won two other. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling, is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It is the second book in the series of seven. with its secret passageways and ghosts, his classes (though perhaps not Snape, the Potions master), Harry looked at the cover of Mrs. Weasley's book.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous t. . Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré] on aracer.mobi Explore our editors' picks for the best kids' books of the month. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

When it hit the shelves: July 2, What happens in the book: After a summer spent with the Dursleys, Harry is excited to return to Hogwarts. An unexpected visitor, the house elf Dobby, tries in vain to prevent Harry from returning to Hogwarts by getting him to illegally perform magic outside of the school. Uncle Vernon puts bars on Harry's windows, imprisoning him in his room. Harry spends the remainder of the summer at the Weasleys' cramped but cozy home. When Harry returns to Hogwarts, he realizes he has developed a cult following. Fellow student Colin Creevy constantly takes pictures of him; Ginny Weasley, Ron's sister, seems to have developed a crush on Harry; and professor Gilderoy Lockhart, a pompous wizard, boasts about Harry's accomplishments and their nonexistent rapport. The trouble begins when someone opens the Chamber of Secrets, hidden under the dungeons of Hogwarts. The Chamber is home to a Basilisk, a snake-like monster that attacks Muggle-born students, turning them into stone. Browsing through the restricted section in the library archives, Ron, Hermione and Harry learn that the Chamber was built by Salazar Slytherin and can be opened only by his pure-blood heir. Harry fears that he himself may be Slytherin's heir since he can speak the snake language, Parseltongue.

Such an amazing series. My husband and I both read it and now our 9 year old is starting. Can't wait to watch him enjoying it too.

Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Gurneet from Great Book! I bought this a while ago and the books in this series just keep getting better.

download it for your kids, so that you can read it to them or they can read it themselves. Rowling is an excellent writer that can young kids excited about reading. There is a lot of mystery in this upcoming book. We will say that Harry is truly a hero. Don't miss out! The second book continues Harry's adventures at Hogwarts.

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His second year is much darker as the dangerous Chamber of Secrets is opened and wrecks havoc on everyone. So much fun! Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Marisa from Really fun to read! A lot of mystery with this one!

Many things happen, it felt like a roller-coaster of magic! Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Vance from Really fun Not as good as the first book but continues with the terrific series and still fun and love it for the characters and furthering into this world. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by jelly from Loved it!!! Some say that the second book is never as good, but that's not the case when it comes to Harry Potter.

I absolutely loved this. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashley from Amazing! This book is different than the first but you know that it's going somewhere awesome.

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I loved this book as Rowling brought in the total ridiculous teacher that is Professor Lockhart and the greatly misguided but loveable house elf, Dobby. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter from Magical! Must Read! What that plot is, and how Harry and his friends fit into it, drives the book. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , as is true of the entire Harry Potter series, becomes more intricate and more mature than its predecessor Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

This allows for a bigger story and more convincing villains, and more peril. But this is still a children's book, and between the well-developed world and the funny, fast-paced writing, J. Rowling's classic continues to delight children round the world, including my own. As with the first book of the series, this book has relatively long chapters for a children's book; it is unlikely you will be able to read more than one chapter per night if you are reading at night before the kiddos get too tired to continue.

However, the writing is again superb, and the story moves at a fast pace and is quickly recalled, so even though we can't progress as quickly as some other books it still reads easily. As with the first book of the series, there are a great many potential voices to be used when reading this book aloud.

McGonagall continues to be a household favorite sharp and properly enunciated, like a stern British librarian , and new to this book is Dobby, the house elf mentioned earlier. My voice for him ended up being remarkably similar to the movie's voice; that is to say, high and squeaky and sounding like Dobby is constantly pleading for his life which is appropriate given the character.

A few of the other voices I concocted include:. I'd list a few more but those would count as spoilers, so let's say if you want to provide voices, use the movies as reference.

Jim Kay's marvelous illustrations return in this edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and even if your kids are old enough to not need illustrations I highly recommend downloading this edition anyway, if only to see what certain events look like. Each page has some kind of detail, from small tea stains to full-spread drawing of Harry playing Quidditch. It truly is a wondrous thing to have these pictures to go along with an enthralling story.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

A theme that reviewers have often applied to Harry Potter books is that they get more mature as their audience got more mature; that is to say, each book gets more perilous and dark than the last.

This holds true for Chamber of Secrets. The final battle includes descriptions of blood staining a principal character's arms and robes, and characters come much closer to dying in this novel than they did in Sorcerer's Stone. There's no cursing, no drugs or smoking, no sex or innuendo, and no off-color jokes in this book.

It's only danger, moderate violence, and peril that you need to be aware of, and so I can comfortably recommend this book to ages 6 and over.

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As always, use discretion if you think your children may need some passages glossed over as being too scary. As with Sorcerer's Stone , the British jargon has not been changed in this edition for other audiences, so you may find yourself explaining terms like "pudding" to mean dessert or "peckish" to mean hungry.

That said, I was surprised that I didn't need to explain certain phrases e. Or maybe my kids were so used to the jargon from the previous book that they just ran with it for this one. Who knows?

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