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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (original 1998; edition 1999)

by J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale (Narrator)

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Member:TheMadTurtle
Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Other authors:Jim Dale (Narrator)
Info:Listening Library (Audio) (1999), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:*****
Tags:2012, Audiobook

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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I love all the books, and I love movies too (although I wish they hadn't changed some things). I reread all the book last year, and I loved it just as much as reading it for the first time. It is more than a story for children, it is a story for the ages. ( )
  mlg11031112 | Apr 10, 2015 |
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Book Summary: Harry Potter has lived with his aunt and uncle since his parents died when he was around a year old. When he was around 11 years old he started getting letters in the mail, but his aunt and uncle refused to let him see them. Finally they ran from the letters but the letters still found them. So a man named Hagrid comes and tells him that he is a wizard, and that he will be going to Hagwarts, a magical school. Harry finds out that in the magical world he is famous, and he finds out how his parents really died. At the school Harry makes friends, Rob and Hermione are his two closest friends. He is in the Gryffindor house, and learns to play Quidditch. By the end of the book Harry has to face the dark wizard, Voldermort, who killed his parents. Voldermort has been gone for years but Harry finds out about a Sorcerer’s Stone that should give him the ability to have his own body and move about as he pleases. Harry stops him from getting the Sorcerer’s Stone and in the mean time finds himself in a lot of really hard situations.

Personal Reaction: I think this book will be great to help get children to use their imagination.

Extension Activities:
1. Write a story about with Harry and the Durselys the years between the first chapter and the second chapter.
2. Draw a chronological mural.
  LindseyJohnson | Mar 24, 2015 |
Harry's back for his second year at Hogwarts, where the infamous Chamber of Secrets has been opened for the first time in 50 years. The monster that is unleashed is literally petrifying Hogwarts students (turning them into stone, that is), and who is the primary suspect? Harry Potter himself. Add to this some enormous spiders, a Deathday Party, a ghost named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and lots and lots of suspense ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 3, 2015 |
This is harry's second full year at Hogwarts. He gets into new adventures and meets new friends. This is subjected around a girls bathroom and a ghost named Moaning Myrtle. In the bathroom lies the chamber of secrets. Of course harry seeks adventure and figures out Tom Riddle. J.K. Rowling has created a great series for children who are more into fantasy and adventure. I like this book. ( )
  MeganBumeder | Mar 2, 2015 |
Just as good the 7th time around! ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
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The atmosphere Rowling creates is unique; the story whizzes along; Harry is an unassuming and completely sympathetic hero. But, truth to tell, you may feel as if you’ve read it all before. Rowling clearly hit on a winning formula with the first Harry Potter book; the second book — though still great fun — feels a tad, well, formulaic.
 

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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierikko, VesaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Seán P. F. Harris, getaway driver and foul-weather friend.
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Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.
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The Latin translation of this book (Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum) should NOT be combined with the main work (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), under the "dead languages" exception in the combining rules.
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Harry talks to snakes.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439064864, Hardcover)

It's hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it's not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, "The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible--including risking their own lives--to solve this 50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery. This deliciously suspenseful novel is every bit as gripping, imaginative, and creepy as the first; familiar student concerns--fierce rivalry, blush-inducing crushes, pedantic professors--seamlessly intertwine with the bizarre, horrific, fantastical, or just plain funny. Once again, Rowling writes with a combination of wit, whimsy, and a touch of the macabre that will leave readers young and old desperate for the next installment. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:46 -0400)

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When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

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