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by J. K. Rowling, Jaana Kapari ((KÄÄnt.))

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Title:Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Jaana Kapari ((KÄÄnt.))
Info:Helsinki : Tammi, 2006.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2005)

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Finished reading this to my girls last night, and we all agreed it was easily the best of the series so far. I thought book 5 was relatively weak, but Rowling brings the pathos (along with her trademark humor and suspense) in book 6. Maybe a little dark for younger children, but my 8-year-old managed just fine. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Harry Potter has survived yet another year in the wizarding world, but his 6th year at Hogwarts is approaching fast. Lord Voldemort is still on the move. As Harry returns to Hogwarts, he discovers a strange book with the half-blood prince written on it. the book has answers to the most difficult potions and he decides to keep it. but what he doesn't know is that it holds dark spells. he is forced to hide the book when Snape starts to question him about it. Meanwhile, he and Dumbledore start to unfold the mysteries of Voldemort's past...
this is an awesome book. In the series of Harry Potter, this one definitely explains a lot. It answered many of my questions, and even though it did a lot of explaining, it was still action-packed. this series is a good one for young adult readers. I like the magic and spells and the world that is tied into the one we know. i am curious to see what the next book beholds for Harry (and me for that matter). i would recommend this book, and i give it 5 stars! ( )
  MasonB.G1 | Jan 6, 2017 |
I think this might be one of my favorite Harry Potters so far. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Dec 26, 2016 |
Full disclosure, I didn't stop openly weeping during the last few chapters of this one. In the aftermath of the fight, and it was Hagrid's reaction that really set me off, I was constantly blinking away tears to finish reading. Absolutely devastating.

As for the rest, we finally get the full backstory on Tom Riddle, Jr., even seeing how his mother was treated by his grandfather and uncle before he was a glimmer. Dumbledore finally does what he should have done from the beginning and takes Harry's training personally. We get a new Minister of Magic, but things stay exactly the same (how very much like politics in that way, eh?). Oh, and Slughorn returns to Hogwarts, holding a key piece of the puzzle that will be vitally important in the next book, horcruxes. What are they? How do they work? Why are they so important to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?

Oh, and of course, love is in the air at Hogwarts! ( )
  regularguy5mb | Dec 21, 2016 |
I was so excited while reading this at Dumbledore's huge presence in the book, only to be completely devestated by events that unfold at the end.
Still, regardless of my personal emotions, this sixth installment was a very strong book, and great addition to the series. Rowling has set so much up in this installment, that you know the seventh is going to be an amazing adventure.
There were three major things that were a miss for me. The first being the absence of Luna and Neville for most the of the story. They popped up here and there, but these side characters who became such key players in the last book took a back seat here, and I felt the loss. I think giving them more action would have added to the book, though, there was, admittedly a lot going on, and the main focus was on Harry and Dumbledore. It seemed even Ron and Hermione played smaller roles in this installment.
Secondly, the title and role of the Half Blood Prince. I would argue that you could take that portion of the story out, and it would remain the same. It seemed completely pointless to the actually narrative going on, and in the end, didn't really matter one way or another. It wasn't a pivotal piece of any puzzle. I'm left wondering why it was in the story at all.
The third part that bothered me, though not overly, was Harry's and Ginny's relationship. It seemed to completely come out of nowhere. If perhaps in prior books Harry could have had fleeting thoughts or feelings, leading up to this book's discovery that he indeed have feelings for her, it may have felt a little more natural of a progression. As it is, it felt forced, and out of place to me. It almost felt as if Rowling wanted to give Harry a love interest, and just sort stuck them together. Although, we always knew Ginny was completely infatuated with Harry, so that makes sense.
Still, despite these few complaints, I felt the book as a whole was extremely strong. I loved that we got to see into more of what went into making Voldemort who he is now, and as mentioned I loved how prominent Dumbledore is in the book, as he is, without question, my favorite character of the series, and in my opinion the best part of the entire Harry Potter universe.
I move on to the final chapter of this saga with a heavy heart, but an excited ambition to see how it all unfolds. ( )
  Kiddboyblue | Dec 16, 2016 |
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Con dieciséis años cumplidos, Harry inicia el sexto curso en Hogwarts en medio de terribles acontecimientos que asolan Inglaterra. Elegido capitán del equipo de Quidditch, los entrenamientos, los exámenes y las chicas ocupan todo su tiempo, pero la tranquilidad dura poco. A pesar de los férreos controles de seguridad que protegen la escuela, dos alumnos son brutalmente atacados. Dumbledore sabe que se acerca el momento, anunciado por la Profecía, en que Harry y Voldemort se enfrentarán a muerte: «El único con poder para vencer al Señor Tenebroso se acerca... Uno de los dos debe morir a manos del otro, pues ninguno de los dos podrá vivir mientras siga el otro con vida.». El anciano director solicitará la ayuda de Harry y juntos emprenderán peligrosos viajes para intentar debilitar al enemigo, para lo cual el joven mago contará con la ayuda de un viejo libro de pociones perteneciente a un misterioso príncipe, alguien que se hace llamar Príncipe Mestizo.
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The wizarding world has finally woken up to Voldemort’s return, and his Death Eaters are on the rampage, causing chaos, confusion and death. Harry Potter, who is now surrounded by more rumours than ever before, returns to Hogwarts for his sixth-year of magical education – but the school is no longer the haven it used to be, and spies who have been hidden for years will soon show their true colours. As suspicions escalate and workloads increase, Albus Dumbledore invites Harry to join him in piecing together the tale of Voldemort’s parentage and upbringing – a tale that will reveal his darkest secret yet.

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Oh yeah, Voldemort!

Forgot about him while I

was pursuing girls.


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The deluxe edition includes a 32-page insert featuring near scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré's interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and inside is a full cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine. The book includes full-color endpapers with jacket art from the Trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring exclusive, suitable-for-framing art from Mary GrandPré.

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J.K. Rowling has revealed three chapter titles from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be:

Chapter Two: "Spinners End" Chapter Six: "Draco's Detour" Chapter Fourteen: "Felix Felicis"

A Few Words from J.K. Rowling
"I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I’m sure that I will always be a writer. It was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers." --J.K. Rowling.

Find out more about Harry's creator in our exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling.

Why We Love Harry
Favorite Moments from the Series
There are plenty of reasons to love Rowling's wildly popular series--no doubt you have several dozen of your own. Our list features favorite moments, characters, and artifacts from all five books. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive (what we love about Harry could fill five books!) and does not include any of the spectacular revelatory moments that would spoil the books for those (few) who have not read them. Enjoy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry's first trip to the zoo with the Dursleys, when a boa constrictor winks at him. When the Dursleys' house is suddenly besieged by letters for Harry from Hogwarts. Readers learn how much the Dursleys have been keeping from Harry. Rowling does a wonderful job in displaying the lengths to which Uncle Vernon will go to deny that magic exists. Harry's first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Full of curiosities and rich with magic and marvel, Harry's first trip includes a trip to Gringotts and Ollivanders, where Harry gets his wand (holly and phoenix feather) and discovers yet another connection to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. This moment is the reader's first full introduction to Rowling's world of witchcraft and wizards.Harry's experience with the Sorting Hat.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The de-gnoming of the Weasleys' garden. Harry discovers that even wizards have chores--gnomes must be grabbed (ignoring angry protests "Gerroff me! Gerroff me!"), swung about (to make them too dizzy to come back), and tossed out of the garden--this delightful scene highlights Rowling's clever and witty genius. Harry's first experience with a Howler, sent to Ron by his mother. The Dueling Club battle between Harry and Malfoy. Gilderoy Lockhart starts the Dueling Club to help students practice spells on each other, but he is not prepared for the intensity of the animosity between Harry and Draco. Since they are still young, their minibattle is innocent enough, including tickling and dancing charms.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Ron's attempt to use a telephone to call Harry at the Dursleys'. Harry's first encounter with a Dementor on the train (and just about any other encounter with Dementors). Harry's brush with the Dementors is terrifying and prepares Potter fans for a darker, scarier book. Harry, Ron, and Hermione's behavior in Professor Trelawney's Divination class. Some of the best moments in Rowling's books occur when she reminds us that the wizards-in-training at Hogwarts are, after all, just children. Clearly, even at a school of witchcraft and wizardry, classes can be boring and seem pointless to children. The Boggart lesson in Professor Lupin's classroom. Harry, Ron, and Hermione's knock-down confrontation with Snape.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hermione's disgust at the reception for the veela (Bulgarian National Team Mascots) at the Quidditch World Cup. Rowling's fourth book addresses issues about growing up--the dynamic between the boys and girls at Hogwarts starts to change. Nowhere is this more plain than the hilarious scene in which magical cheerleaders nearly convince Harry and Ron to jump from the stands to impress them. Viktor Krum's crush on Hermione--and Ron's objection to it. Malfoy's "Potter Stinks" badge. Hermione's creation of S.P.E.W., the intolerant bigotry of the Death Eaters, and the danger of the Triwizard Tournament. Add in the changing dynamics between girls and boys at Hogwarts, and suddenly Rowling's fourth book has a weight and seriousness not as present in early books in the series. Candy and tickle spells are left behind as the students tackle darker, more serious issues and take on larger responsibilities, including the knowledge of illegal curses.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry's outburst to his friends at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. A combination of frustration over being kept in the dark and fear that he will be expelled fuels much of Harry's anger, and it all comes out at once, directly aimed at Ron and Hermione. Rowling perfectly portrays Harry's frustration at being too old to shirk responsibility, but too young to be accepted as part of the fight that he knows is coming. Harry's detention with Professor Umbridge. Rowling shows her darker side, leading readers to believe that Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for young wizards. Dolores represents a bureaucratic tyrant capable of real evil, and Harry is forced to endure their private battle of wills alone. Harry and Cho's painfully awkward interactions. Rowling clearly remembers what it was like to be a teenager. Harry's Occlumency lessons with Snape. Dumbledore's confession to Harry.

Begin at the Beginning

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Paperback Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


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A Few Words from Mary GrandPré
"When I illustrate a cover or a book, I draw upon what the author tells me; that's how I see my responsibility as an illustrator. J.K. Rowling is very descriptive in her writing--she gives an illustrator a lot to work with. Each story is packed full of rich visual descriptions of the atmosphere, the mood, the setting, and all the different creatures and people. She makes it easy for me. The images just develop as I sketch and retrace until it feels right and matches her vision." Check out more Harry Potter art from illustrator Mary GrandPré.

Did You Know?

The Little White Horse was J.K. Rowling's favorite book as a child. Jane Austen is Rowling's favorite author. Roddy Doyle is Rowling's favorite living writer.

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Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.

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