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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Series: Harry Potter (Book #2)
by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone, or something, starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
6.7
Lexile Measure
940L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
352
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag J. K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, was born in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England. After she graduated from Exeter University, she found work as a secretary, and later spent time teaching English in Portugal before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, with her daughter. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband and three children.
Jim Kay

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