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Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary French Fiction (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2070612376
  • ISBN-13: 978-2070612376
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 4.7 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where "Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone" was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter."Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in June 1997 and was published as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in America by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic in September 1998.The second title in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", was published in July 1998 (June 2, 1999 in America) and was No. 1 in the adult hardback bestseller charts for a month after publication. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was published on 8th July 1999 (September 8, 1999 in America) to worldwide acclaim and massive press attention. The book spent four weeks at No.1 in the adult hardback bestseller charts, while "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" simultaneously topped the paperback charts. In the US the first three Harry Potter books occupied the top three spots on numerous adult bestseller lists.The fourth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was published in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia 8th July 2000 with a record first print run of 1 million copies for the UK and 3.8 million for the US. It quickly broke all records for the greatest number of books sold on the first weekend of publication. The fifth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia on 21st June 2003. Published in paperback on 10th July 2004, it is the longest in the series - 766 pages - and broke the records set by "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire" as the fastest selling book in history. The sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", was published in the UK, US and other English-speaking countries on 16th July 2005 and also achieved record sales.The seventh and final book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was published in the UK, US and other English speaking countries on 21st July 2007. The book is the fastest selling book in the UK and USA and sales have contributed to breaking the 375 million copies mark worldwide.J K Rowling has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's school books within the novels. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through The Ages" were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books and Scholastic in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. The Harry Potter books have sold 400 million copies worldwide. They are distributed in over 200 territories and are translated into 67 languages.

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The book offers an exciting way to read Harry Potter again.
Mark Namura
That being said, this is perfect for those seeking to learn French through reading (if you've memorized parts of the books in English).
S. Robison
It is extremely well-edited; it keeps the important plot points and preserves all the flavor of the original book.
H. Wolfe

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Wolfe on May 1, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having read all the books in English, I picked this up to see what I could make of it. It is extremely well-edited; it keeps the important plot points and preserves all the flavor of the original book. Reading it in French, I noticed some subtle (and really adorable) things that I missed in English, simply becuase I had to read more carefully. I kept my dictionary close at hand, but it really is written on the level of, probably, a 9-year-old.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julia Roberts on January 13, 2007
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This was a gift for my daughter who had taken 4 years of High School French. She is an avid Harry Potter reader and this has been a fun challenge for her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Munchosaurus Rex on September 19, 2009
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While this translation stays true to the main story and its characters, I notice a few things that are omitted completely. Unfortunately, these are all of the bits of sundry details that helped to paint the Wizarding world more vividly in the English version.
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By Noodle girl on January 13, 2014
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This book exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it immensely. It arrived in a relatively short amount of time. I was pleased.
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By Steven Powell on December 18, 2013
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It's a brand new book and already two pages have come out. Very annoying, next time I'll just buy hardback.
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Highly recommend getting Harry Potter in Spanish or French for a high schooler who knows the books well enough that they can gain mastery over the language they are learning.
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I'm an intermediate French student and so far this book has helped me learn considerably, however it is not for beginners or even newly-intermediate French learners. The vocabulary will be foreign to you, since most French classes won't teach you that "Une baguette magique" means a wand. If you purchase it, make sure you have a copy of the English version (or whichever version is your native language) to read alongside. It will further your understanding. I definitely enjoy being able to read and understand this book in French, though.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I read the paperback edition of the 1st harry potter book in french twice over the past 5 years. The 2nd time was recent and my reading french is now good enough that it took fire - I understood enough that it was much more of a pleasure than a painful task. Your french has to be of a certain level for this to work. I'd say intermediate-advanced. After quickly finishing the 1st paperback edition, I decided to try the kindle edition of La Chambre de Secrets on my iPad (iOS6). The purchase process is, I must admit, slightly confusing: you are directed to Pottermore to complete your purchase then you can download to a target device - I choose Kindle device I think. The process is not that difficult - simply a little different than the direct downloading. The absolutely awesome thing is that once I downloaded Chambre de S. and tapped on a word I didn't know, an amazing surprise - something like "dictionary unavailable - would you like to download it?" popped up. (must note that my iPad is set-up with french as the language in system prefs. I don't know if this was necessary or not) With a wifi connection, you can download for free the french-french dictionary (french-french! NOT French-english). Also selecting an unknown word also gives you links to check the word/phrase in wiki french or google.fr. Sometimes these are helpful - sometimes not. So IF your knowledge of french is fairly advanced - or maybe very advanced, this can be a wonderful experience for an adult. The books themselves are captivating. I find the vocabulary quite challenging. Perhaps it really is 4th grade, but there is quite a bit of vocabulary I had not experienced. I am currently plowing through le prisonnier d'azkaban (significantly longer) and thoroughly enjoying that one as well.Read more ›
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