Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Childrens Paperback Editi: Signature Edition

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Childrens Paperback Editi: Signature Edition

Paperback | January 18, 2011

byJ.k. Rowling

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It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes clear to Harry that he will soon have no choice but to confront his destiny. Can Harry succeed in the death-defying tasks ahead?

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Childrens Paperback Editi: Signature Edition

Paperback | January 18, 2011
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It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes clear to Harry that he will soon have no choice but to confront his destiny. Can Harry succeed in the death-defying tasks ahead?

J. K. (Jo) Rowling was born in 1965 and moved house twice when she was growing up. The first move was from Yate (just outside Bristol) to Winterbourne. The second move was when Jo was nine and she moved to Tutshill near Chepstow in the Forest of Dean.Jo went to Tutshill Primary School, and then on to Wyedean Comprehensive. She was quie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 1.4 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury Press AgencyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1408810581

ISBN - 13:9781408810583

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from JK Rowling does it again!! Even though I already knew what was going to happen, no thanks to a friend who spoiled it for me, that didn't stop the tears from flowing as I read the end of this book. J.K. Rowling continued to take the series down a deeper and much darker road with this book. This particular book seems to focus quite a bit on emotions--fear, love, hatred, grief. As a reader, this book was the most gripping out of all of them. Within the first chapter or two, I was already ready to start throwing punches left and right. And that amount of emotion was there throughout the entire book--especially the ending. Now, I know that these are works of fiction, but for Harry Potter fanatics, the death of someone who has become very real to us and who is a favorite character of many, the ending was as painful as can be. I definitely have to give props to Rowling for her control over her readers' emotions in this book. We've reached very frightening times in Harry's world...I can only imagine what the next book is going to bring...
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The Past Is The Future Harry Potter's war meets the Muggle world. Battles, carnage, deaths, abductions, betrayals, oaths and politics are all fodder for this volume. None of this is surprising since Voldemort is moving openly and clearly with his attacks on the magical and non-magical populace. Soon, very soon, our heroes will be front and centre in this conflict. For Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling presents the necessary backstory for understanding for what will happen next. J.K. starts here with various chapters, all beautifully done, to give us perspectives on the situation. The British Prime Minister informs us of the story from a Muggle view, with a bit of a wink and a nod to the readers. Switching gears to Snape becoming embroiled in a conspiracy of some nefarious kind, and capping it all off with Dumbledore being gentlemanly, this is a very auspicious beginning. In fact, my cheers for Dumbledore were loud and exhilarating when he makes his first appearance. Cordial, nice, and unflappable, he strides to be as inclusive with the Dursley's as possible while settling certain matters with Harry. These attempts are in vain. His frustrations finally win out, and in a grand display of concise pinpointed logic with emotions partially letting out, he does what everyone has been waiting for. He tells off the Dursley's. Book after book of unrelenting abuse and hardship is finally repugnated by a wise beneficial authority figure. Don't we all wish for this kind of salvation? That the horrid people in our lives will be ultimately facing the repercussions for their actions? J.K. had built to this long wished for moment, and it does not disappoint. All this momentum eventually leads Harry back to Hogwarts, where twin missions consume his time and thoughts. The pursuit of the evil Draco and whatever plan he is enacting is a plot that dwells in the background until the massive ending. This storyline takes a necessary backseat to one of the primary focuses of this book and his other mission, the telling of the tale of Tom Riddle. J.K. does a wise and brave move here, an attempt to humanize the vile creature once known as Tom. Saddled with a twisted family tree and the pain of being estranged from everyone, Tom wishes to repair his past and remake himself into something different. But instead of choosing a path of love and hope, he plunges into control and domination. The warning signs are present and ignored by all but one. And that one, the esteemed Dumbledore, still carries the guilt over his inaction all that time ago. These sessions of learning lead to the double pronged ending. In one instance, the beloved Dumbledore dies in a climatic showdown which contains extremely valuable plot points for the future. In the other instance, the DA shows its mettle with Ginny leading the charge to defend Hogwarts from an invasion of Death Eaters. Not surprised by this turn of events, because Ginny has propelled himself to the forefront in so many ways. Once she stopped being starry eyed at the boy who lived she found her true self, a determined warrior of great skill. This progression is so natural and complete it shows us yet again how J.K. really did have it all planned out. With Prince we see so many ideas and thoughts come to fruition. More is still to happen, with emotions to resolve, secrets to reveal, and lies to retort. The end is near... Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Love the Harry Potter Series. Great for all ages. Enough Said.
Date published: 2011-05-19