Grades 4 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.9
Lexile® Measure: 950L
Guided Reading: W
- Adolescent Issues
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Cooperation and Teamwork
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Action and Adventure Heroes
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Determination and Perseverance
- Extended Families
- Magic and Supernatural
- Friends and Friendship
- School Life
About This Book
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.
As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion.
It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief...or will it — as he faces challenges from the threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, the unreliability of the government of the magical world, and the rise of Ron Weasley on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team.
In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling’s seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.