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ISBN13: 9780439139601
ISBN10: 0439139600
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Awards

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2000
A Booklist Editors' Choice 2000
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The paperback edition of the legendary, record-breaking, best-selling fourth Harry Potter novel.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.

Review:

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings the fun, and not just in stingy little buckets. At 734 pages, Goblet brings it by the lorry load. The most remarkable thing about this book is that Rowling's punning, one-eyebrow-cocked sense of humor goes the distance....She gives the reader a quick wink and a giggle before hustling him or her along again, all the while telling her tale at top speed....The fantasy writer's job is to conduct the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination is capable, and Rowling possesses such equipment." Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"J.K. Rowling has not lost her touch. The fourth in her series starring the courageous young wizard is just as absorbing as its celebrated predecessors." Jabari Asim, Washington Post

Review:

"The longest of the books, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is also the most relaxed and, ultimately, the most intense in the series so far....By time time I finished [the book] I was wrung out, exhausted and transported. Like all great fantasy sagas, the Harry Potter books have grown narratively, morally and psychologically more complex as the series progresses. There is a special pressure on a writer who midway through a series finds herself entrusted with the imagination of a huge number of readers. That Rowling has done nothing to break that faith seems a deed as brave and noble as any her hero has accomplished." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Review:

"There are some Christians who view...the magical scenarios of J.K. Rowling's imagination [as] inherently un-Christian. I would counter that, instead, these books have the potential to be profoundly Christian if readers can see past the medium (magic) to the novels' deeper messages about self-sacrifice, the triumph of good over evil, and the glorious possibility of human redemption." Beliefnet

Review:

"As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, Goblet of Fire is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material's enchanting innocence. This time Ms. Rowling offers her clearest proof yet of what should have been wonderfully obvious: what makes the Potter books so popular is the radically simple fact that they're so good." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"The details are as ingenious and original as ever....A climax even more spectacular than that of Azkaban will leave readers breathless; the muscle-building heft of this volume notwithstanding, the clamor for book five will begin as soon as readers finish installment four." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Rowling has a way of making the wildest, most whimsically unlikely conventions and scenarios seem utterly plausible, of creating a world so convincing that you don't even stop to question the existence of flying broomsticks and invisibility cloaks." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"[A]nother grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheels within wheels oiled in equal measure by terror and comedy, featuring an engaging young hero-in-training who's not above the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothly that it seems shorter than it is." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A teenager pitching headfirst into the world of near adulthood, Harry returnsto Hogwarts for his fourth year.

About the Author

"The idea that we could have a child who escapes from the confines of the adult world and goes somewhere where he has power, both literally and metaphorically, really appealed to me."

Like that of her own character, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling's life has the luster of a fairy tale. Divorced, living on public assistance in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter, Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at a table in a café during her daughter's naps ? and it was Harry Potter that rescued her. First, the Scottish Arts Council gave her a grant to finish the book. After its sale to Bloomsbury (UK) and Scholastic Books, the accolades began to pile up. Harry Potter won The British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, and the Smarties Prize, and rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Book rights have been sold to England, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Spain and Sweden.

A graduate of Exeter University, a teacher, and then an unemployed single parent, Rowling wrote Harry Potter when "I was very low, and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad." But Rowling has always written; her first book was called Rabbit. "I was about six, and I haven't stopped scribbling since."

For Rowling, the change in her fortunes has been slightly bewildering. But her daughter has no doubt about her mother's new career: when asked what mommies do, she replies without hesitation, "Mommies write!"

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savyleec, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by savyleec)
Is anyone else super sad that Harry Potter is over? Or is it just me?
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ravenklau, October 28, 2011 (view all comments by ravenklau)
I have read this book five times going on six! Yesterday the cover fell off because it has been loved too much....I would reccomend this book to anyone! As well as any of the other Harry Potters. They sre my life! Please take the tame to read this amazing book.
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randolph.jim, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by randolph.jim)
This is where the series really hit it's stride. The Dementors in book 3 were a great addition, but it wasn't until Voldemort actually killed someone that he became a good nemesis. I hate to say one book in a well-connected series is the "best," but this is certainly a highlight.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439139601
Author:
Rowling, J. K.
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Grandpre, Mary
Author:
Mary
Author:
Grandpr
Author:
Rowling, J.K.
Author:
&
Author:
Grandpre, Mary
Author:
Mary GrandPr
Author:
eacute
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
England
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Harry Potter
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 752 pages Scholastic Paperbacks - English 9780439139601 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings the fun, and not just in stingy little buckets. At 734 pages, Goblet brings it by the lorry load. The most remarkable thing about this book is that Rowling's punning, one-eyebrow-cocked sense of humor goes the distance....She gives the reader a quick wink and a giggle before hustling him or her along again, all the while telling her tale at top speed....The fantasy writer's job is to conduct the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination is capable, and Rowling possesses such equipment."
"Review" by , "J.K. Rowling has not lost her touch. The fourth in her series starring the courageous young wizard is just as absorbing as its celebrated predecessors."
"Review" by , "The longest of the books, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is also the most relaxed and, ultimately, the most intense in the series so far....By time time I finished [the book] I was wrung out, exhausted and transported. Like all great fantasy sagas, the Harry Potter books have grown narratively, morally and psychologically more complex as the series progresses. There is a special pressure on a writer who midway through a series finds herself entrusted with the imagination of a huge number of readers. That Rowling has done nothing to break that faith seems a deed as brave and noble as any her hero has accomplished."
"Review" by , "There are some Christians who view...the magical scenarios of J.K. Rowling's imagination [as] inherently un-Christian. I would counter that, instead, these books have the potential to be profoundly Christian if readers can see past the medium (magic) to the novels' deeper messages about self-sacrifice, the triumph of good over evil, and the glorious possibility of human redemption."
"Review" by , "As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, Goblet of Fire is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material's enchanting innocence. This time Ms. Rowling offers her clearest proof yet of what should have been wonderfully obvious: what makes the Potter books so popular is the radically simple fact that they're so good."
"Review" by , "The details are as ingenious and original as ever....A climax even more spectacular than that of Azkaban will leave readers breathless; the muscle-building heft of this volume notwithstanding, the clamor for book five will begin as soon as readers finish installment four."
"Review" by , "Rowling has a way of making the wildest, most whimsically unlikely conventions and scenarios seem utterly plausible, of creating a world so convincing that you don't even stop to question the existence of flying broomsticks and invisibility cloaks."
"Review" by , "[A]nother grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheels within wheels oiled in equal measure by terror and comedy, featuring an engaging young hero-in-training who's not above the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothly that it seems shorter than it is."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A teenager pitching headfirst into the world of near adulthood, Harry returnsto Hogwarts for his fourth year.
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