- Age Range: 8 and up
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Series: Harry Potter
- Paperback: 4167 pages
- Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; Slp edition (July 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545162076
- ISBN-13: 978-0545162074
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21,445 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard has written numerous beloved books for children and adults, including poetry, picture books, and novels. She teaches writing and literature at Vassar College.
Mary GrandPre is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Plum, by Tony Mitton; The Thread of Life, by Domenico Vittorini; and the bestselling Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.
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The overall quality is fantastic. The colors are vibrant and the images are, in my opinion, even better than those in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1).
The best features:
1. Underneath the book jacket, the novel is bound in a sturdy orange hardback with green lettering on the spine.
2. The paper is thick with an eggshell glossy finish.
3. All chapter intros are illustrated.
4. Some images take up full pages or multiple pages. Most illustrations share the page with text.
5. Every inch of the book is illustrated or decorated in some fashion. There are NO white pages in the book. Even the pages without large illustrations have the paper printed and marked with ink blots or paper "stains". In Chamber of Secrets (compared to Sorcerer's Stone), some pages even have beautiful patterns over the entire page. One page has a spider-web pattern and is right next to a picture of Aragog. Quite brilliant overall.
I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to read the series (again, or for the first time), especially if you plan to read this with someone younger. Based on the fact that the illustrations for this book were even better than in the first book, I'm now looking forward to the rest of the series even more. Prisoner of Azkaban is next and I'm heartbroken it'll be so long before I get to have it in my collection.
This book covers Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts. There is an evil that threatens the students, the same as it did 50 years ago. Harry and his friends dig for clues, putting the pieces together one by one, searching for the answer that will solve the mystery and protect their fellow students. As always, the author presents readers with interesting characters and situations. Her style of writing captivates both young and old, as she is able to present the story from the viewpoint of a twelve-year-old boy yet describe everything in a manner to keep an adult interested.
The beauty of this series is that over the years, there will constantly be new readers discovering the wonders of Harry Potter and his years at Hogwarts. Five stars for year two.