Dimensions: 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.97 in
Published: June 21, 2003
Publisher: Raincoast Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1551925702
ISBN - 13: 9781551925707
From the Publisher
J. K. Rowling has written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure that is one third longer than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix continues the riveting tale of a 15-year-old wizard and his extraordinary powers. J. K. Rowling has written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure that is one third longer than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. "A richly imagined world to which young readers will surrender themselves, and one of the most attractive heroes to come around in a long time."-Globe and Mail By printing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, Raincoast Books is minimizing its impact on the environment and helping safeguard biodiversity and the world''s forests. "The forest at Hogwarts is home to magical creatures like unicorns and centaurs. Because the Canadian editions are printed on Ancient-Forest Friendly paper, the Harry Potter books are helping to save magnificent forests in the muggle world, the home of magical animals such as Orangutans, Wolves and Bears. It''s a good idea to respect ancient trees, especially if they have a temper like the Whomping Willow." -J. K. Rowling
From the Jacket
his hands and surveyed Harry
through his half-moon glasses. 'It is time,'
he said, 'for me to tell you what I should have
told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down.
I am going to tell you everything.'
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year ay Hogwarts School of
Witchraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and
find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive
all summer. However, what Harry is about to discover in his new
year at Hogwarts will turn his world upside down...
This is a gripping and electrifying new novel, full of suspense,
secrets, and -- of course -- magic, from the incomparable J. K.
About the Author
J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling, July 31, 1965 J. K. Rowling was born at Chipping Sodbury General Hospital in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965 to Anne and Peter Rowling. Two years later, her sister Dianne was born. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. Her University years she spent at Exeter University, where she received a degree in French. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter, Jessica. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister Di, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was in fact working as a French teacher in June of 1997 when she heard the news that her book would soon be published by London agent
From Our Editors
Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Katrina, age 14, Winnipeg, MB The fifth instalment of the Harry Potter series is so good! This book goes deeper into detail of the past when Voldemort was previously in power, and gives a more passionate and mature "Harry-view." The first chapter starts off one month after the fourth book left us, just after the return of the Dark Lord Voldemort. Harry is found worried and very frustrated - the innocent hero is finally feeling the weight of his fame and fortune (or should I say curse?), and who can blame him? Harry just witnessed the rebirth of the evil idiot who killed his parents and tried to kill him but didn't succeed - giving Harry his name to fame as the only person to have survived the Avada Kedavra Curse (immediate death). I would be a nervous and moody wreck too! After hearing nothing from anyone, including his best friends Ron and Hermione, for a month at Privet Drive, Harry sets out in an exceptionally bad mood to the park, one late summer evening. He meets up with his cousin Dudley (who was causing a bit of trouble in the neighborhood) and as they head home, they get a visit from a very determined and deadly pair of Dementors (guards of the wizard prison, Azkaban). So much for a nice stroll in the park. This attack on Harry is one of many in this book, and I'm afraid, that in the next two books to come, there will be many more. Once the school year at Hogwarts starts (a rocky start at that!), and Harry gets back into the groove of