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Harry Potter and the goblet of fire /

by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2000Description: 936 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0786229276 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper) :.Title notes: $25.95 1-2001Subject(s): Wizards -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Wizards -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Large type books | England -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Fiction | Large type books | Fantasy fiction -- JuvenileSummary: Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The fourth book in this wildly popular series finds Harry Potter back with his muggle relatives, the Dursleys, where he has just had a very disturbing dream involving his mortal enemy Voldemort, the sorcerer who killed his parents years earlier. When he finds his signature lightning bolt scar aching, he suspects it was more than just a dream, so he sends a letter to his godfather Sirius Black, who remains in hiding. As usual, Harry can hardly wait for the school year to begin so he can escape his mean and exceedingly nasty relations and return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Relief from the Dursleys comes two weeks early when Harry is invited to attend the Quidditch World Cup as a guest of the Weasley family. New adventures await Harry at the World Cup and back at Hogwarts, where once again he faces mortal danger from Voldemort. When Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger arrive at Hogwarts, they soon discover that surprises are in store: Quidditch matches have been canceled in lieu of a very special international tournament, they have a new Master of Defense Against the Dark Arts, Hagrid has obtained some new and rather disgusting specimens for the Care of Magical Creatures class, and Harry develops a crush on fellow Hogwarts student Cho Chang.No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter SeriesHARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights (c) J. K. Rowling. (s05)

Sequel to: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.

Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.

$25.95 1-2001

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Before Reading the Book
  • Summary (p. 3)
  • Characters (p. 3)
  • About the Author (p. 4)
  • Vocabulary (p. 4)
  • Thinking About Themes (p. 5)
  • Getting Started (p. 5)
  • Exploring the Book
  • Chapters 1-13
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 6)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Social Studies, Art, Writing, Music (p. 7)
  • Chapters 14-18
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 8)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Citizenship, Writing, Art (p. 9)
  • Chapters 19-22
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 10)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Language Arts, Literature, Art, Writing (p. 11)
  • Chapters 23-26
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 12)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Writing, Social Studies, Music, Drama (p. 13)
  • Chapters 27-30
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 14)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Language Arts, Math, Art, Science (p. 15)
  • Chapters 31-37
  • Summary and Discussion Questions (p. 16)
  • Cross-Curricular Activities: Social Studies, Sports, Writing, Art (p. 17)
  • Summarizing the Book
  • Putting It All Together: Class, Group, Partner, and Individual Projects (p. 18)
  • Evaluation Ideas (p. 19)
  • Answers for Reproducibles (p. 19)
  • Student Reproducibles
  • Quazy Quidditch (p. 20)
  • Forbidden at Hogwarts (p. 21)
  • Learning English (p. 22)
  • How Harry Does It (p. 23)
  • Up and Down (p. 24)
  • Words for Wizards
  • Using the Poster
  • Poster

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) The fourth book in the Harry Potter phenomenon, at 734 pages, is what you call a wallow-one that some will find wide-ranging, compellingly written, and absorbing; others, long, rambling, and tortuously fraught with adverbs (""'What sort of objects are Portkeys?' said Harry curiously""). Year Four at Hogwarts finds Harry enjoined as the surprising fourth contestant in the Triwizard Tournament-""a friendly competition between the three largest European schools of wizardry""-during which he bests a dragon, rescues Ron from merpeople, and finds his way through a maze that, unbeknownst to Dumbledore and the powers of good, leads to the dark wizard Voldemort and to the death of one of the other contestants. Before and in between the book's major action (the tournament is not announced until page 186, and Harry's involvement not until page 271), Rowling explores her major theme of good vs. evil and her minor themes of the value of loyalty and moral courage and the evils of yellow journalism, oppression, and bigotry. We find out, for instance, that Hagrid is not just oversized but part-giant, which is considered a shameful heritage; we see Hermione being taunted as a ""mudblood"" for her mixed Muggle-wizard parentage. Rowling's emphasis here is much less on school life (not a single inter-house Quidditch match!) and much more on the wider wizard world and, simultaneously, on Harry's more narrow, personal world, as he has his first fight with Ron and asks a girl to his first dance. But on the whole the emotional impact is disappointingly slight. The death of the Hogwarts student causes nary a lift of the reader's eyebrow; the complicated explanation for Voldemort's infiltration of Hogwarts is fairly preposterous and impossible to work out from the clues given. The characterization, as well, seems to be getting thinner, with Dumbledore in particular reduced to a caricature of geniality. As a transitional book, however, Goblet of Fire does its job-thoroughly if facilely-and raises some tantalizing questions: Will Snape really turn out to be one of the good guys? What's the connection between Harry's and Voldemort's wands, between Harry and Voldemort himself? When Harry tells his tale of Voldemort's return, what does the fleeting gleam of triumph in Dumbledore's eyes signify? Stay tuned, Pottermaniacs, for Year Five. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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