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ISBN13: 9780545010221
ISBN10: 0545010225
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Staff Pick

I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.
Recommended by Carla, Powells.com

The seeds planted throughout the series bear fruit in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How did Dumbledore's nose get broken? Or his hand burned to a crisp? You will find all the answers here. This is the finest book in the series; the writing is excellent and action and emotion come together seamlessly. Harry emerges from the pages as an adult, confident and grim.
Recommended by Beth, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The thrilling final book in J. K. Rowling's seven-part saga receives a production treatment as sumptuous as its story, with a special slipcase and art exclusive to this Deluxe edition.

Beyond the excitement of the Book 7 text itself, the Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive 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 contains a full-cloth case book that has been blind-stamped on front and back cover with foil stamping on the spine. The book includes full-color endpapers featuring the jacket art from the trade edition, and a wraparound jacket featuring art created especially for this edition by Mary GrandPré.

Review:

"Potter fans, relax — this review packs no spoilers. Instead, we’re taking advantage of our public platform to praise Rowling for the excellence of her plotting. We can't think of anyone else who has sustained such an intricate, endlessly inventive plot over seven thick volumes and so constantly surprised us with twists, well-laid traps and Purloined Letter-style tricks. Hallows continues the tradition, both with sly feats of legerdemain and with several altogether new, unexpected elements. Perhaps some of the surprises in Hallows don't have quite the punch as those of earlier books, but that may be because of the thoroughness and consistency with which Rowling has created her magical universe, and because we've so raptly absorbed its rules.

We're also seizing the occasion to wish out loud that her editors had done their jobs more actively. It's hard to escape the notion that the first three volumes were more carefully edited than the last four. Hallows doesn’t contain the extraneous scenes found in, say, Goblet of Fire, but the momentum is uneven. Rowling is much better at comedy than at fight scenes, and no reader of the sixth book will be startled to hear that Hallows has little humor or that its characters engage in more than a few fights. Surely her editors could have helped her find other methods of building suspense besides the use of ellipses and dashes? And craft fight dialogue that sounds a bit less like it belongs in a comic book? Okay, we're quibbling. We know these minor nuisances won't dent readers' enjoyment, at least not this generation of readers; we couldn't put Hallows down ourselves. But we believe Rowling, and future readers, deserved even better. Ages 9-12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"All great writers are wizards. Considering the mass Harrysteria of the last few days, who would have been surprised if they had logged on to YouTube at 12.01 a.m. Saturday and seen J.K. Rowling pronounce a curse — 'Mutatio libri!' — that would magically change the final pages of her book and foil the overeager reviewers and Web spoilsports who revealed its surprise ending?

Yet... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"[T]rue to its roots, [the series] ends...with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people's fates....While Ms. Rowling's astonishingly limber voice still moves effortlessly between Ron's adolescent sarcasm and Harry's growing solemnity, from youthful exuberance to more philosophical gravity, Deathly Hallows is, for the most part, a somber book that marks Harry's final initiation into the complexities and sadnesses of adulthood." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"I'm amazed, when I sit back, at the sheer, immensely complicated arc of the story; Rowling has always said she had the entire seven-book series plotted out from the very beginning, and it's clear she did....Rowling winds up her tale with a stunningly beautiful simplicity. As an added flourish, she gilds it with a moving epilogue, one that brought tears to my eyes." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"It's hard to imagine a better ending than the one she's written for her saga....Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may be a miracle of marketing, but it's also a miraculous book that earns out, emotionally and artistically." Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post

Review:

"[A] triumph. Its weaknesses become a source of strength, like the scar on Harry's forehead, and the seventh and last novel in J.K. Rowling's series turns out to be the best one." The Oregonian

Review:

"Book 7 is no less penetrating, but it lacks much of the charm and humor that distinguished the earlier novels. Even the writing is more prosaic, less fanciful....[W]hat it may lack in sprightliness, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes up for with hard-won wisdom..." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"It's a great read. Don't be sad that it's over — to be complete, a finished, fully realized creation, Harry's tale had to end. We had to know what would finally happen to him, and now we do. I'm satisfied, and I can't wait to see the movie version of this last book." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Seventh time's the charm. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows isn't letter-perfect, but it's the most captivating book in J.K. Rowling's series. Dramatic, poignant and deftly plotted, it's a classic yarn." Kansas City Star

Review:

"[A]n exhausting, gut-wrenching experience....It is very, very good. Rowling's seventh novel shows she's mastered her craft: All her powers are on display here — the magnificent imagination, the keen wit, and, most of all, her tremendous gifts as a mystery writer." Miami Herald

Review:

"[W]hat Rowling has achieved in this book and the series can be described only as astonishing. Just as her characters have matured, the language and tone of the books have grown in sophistication and lyricism. But she has never lost the sense of wonder that has propelled her into literary legend." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

The magnificent final book in J. K. Rowling's seven-part saga comes to readers July 21, 2007.

You'll find out July 21!

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Olivia Skywalker, May 17, 2014 (view all comments by Olivia Skywalker)
This is a great book! For only three dollars...wow.

I completely agree with Brian...this is such a touching book, it really has quite a few morals - it teaches you a lot about life, surviving, etc. I actually cried when Snape showed Harry his memories of Lily Potter - I never cry in books!

J.K. Rowling is such an amazing author - Thank you so much, Joanne, for these books; may you live a happy and content life!

Thanks,
Olivia S
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Awesome book!!!! That's all I have to see. Its great!
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Brian Grouhel, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Brian Grouhel)
This is the last chapter in the Harry Potter story. I've just finshed reading the saga again for the third time and I enjoyed it once again as much as the first time. Ms Rowling has created a lasting classic in these stories that will rival the original Peter Pan and The Wind in the Willows. Two more classics that I read at least once each year even though I'm on the south side of fifty.

Harry Potter embodies the virtues of perseverance and belief in yourself. Two very worthy ideals. Besides whatever we Boomers read into the stories, Harry Potter will forever remain an entertaining saga that will capture the hearts of young readers for years to come and in the reading will highlight virtues that most of us can only wish we had learned and followed in our years gone past. The next time you pick one up, start at the beginning and follow the heroes along their path and remember what you too could have done, if only you had the gift of time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545010221
Author:
Rowling, J. K.
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Illustrator:
Grandpre, Mary
Author:
Rowling, J.K.
Author:
Grandpre, Mary
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reinforced Library Binding
Series:
Harry Potter
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
12-UP

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Product details 784 pages Arthur A. Levine Books - English 9780545010221 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.

"Staff Pick" by ,

The seeds planted throughout the series bear fruit in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How did Dumbledore's nose get broken? Or his hand burned to a crisp? You will find all the answers here. This is the finest book in the series; the writing is excellent and action and emotion come together seamlessly. Harry emerges from the pages as an adult, confident and grim.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Potter fans, relax — this review packs no spoilers. Instead, we’re taking advantage of our public platform to praise Rowling for the excellence of her plotting. We can't think of anyone else who has sustained such an intricate, endlessly inventive plot over seven thick volumes and so constantly surprised us with twists, well-laid traps and Purloined Letter-style tricks. Hallows continues the tradition, both with sly feats of legerdemain and with several altogether new, unexpected elements. Perhaps some of the surprises in Hallows don't have quite the punch as those of earlier books, but that may be because of the thoroughness and consistency with which Rowling has created her magical universe, and because we've so raptly absorbed its rules.

We're also seizing the occasion to wish out loud that her editors had done their jobs more actively. It's hard to escape the notion that the first three volumes were more carefully edited than the last four. Hallows doesn’t contain the extraneous scenes found in, say, Goblet of Fire, but the momentum is uneven. Rowling is much better at comedy than at fight scenes, and no reader of the sixth book will be startled to hear that Hallows has little humor or that its characters engage in more than a few fights. Surely her editors could have helped her find other methods of building suspense besides the use of ellipses and dashes? And craft fight dialogue that sounds a bit less like it belongs in a comic book? Okay, we're quibbling. We know these minor nuisances won't dent readers' enjoyment, at least not this generation of readers; we couldn't put Hallows down ourselves. But we believe Rowling, and future readers, deserved even better. Ages 9-12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

"Review" by , "[T]rue to its roots, [the series] ends...with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people's fates....While Ms. Rowling's astonishingly limber voice still moves effortlessly between Ron's adolescent sarcasm and Harry's growing solemnity, from youthful exuberance to more philosophical gravity, Deathly Hallows is, for the most part, a somber book that marks Harry's final initiation into the complexities and sadnesses of adulthood."
"Review" by , "I'm amazed, when I sit back, at the sheer, immensely complicated arc of the story; Rowling has always said she had the entire seven-book series plotted out from the very beginning, and it's clear she did....Rowling winds up her tale with a stunningly beautiful simplicity. As an added flourish, she gilds it with a moving epilogue, one that brought tears to my eyes."
"Review" by , "It's hard to imagine a better ending than the one she's written for her saga....Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may be a miracle of marketing, but it's also a miraculous book that earns out, emotionally and artistically."
"Review" by , "[A] triumph. Its weaknesses become a source of strength, like the scar on Harry's forehead, and the seventh and last novel in J.K. Rowling's series turns out to be the best one."
"Review" by , "Book 7 is no less penetrating, but it lacks much of the charm and humor that distinguished the earlier novels. Even the writing is more prosaic, less fanciful....[W]hat it may lack in sprightliness, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes up for with hard-won wisdom..."
"Review" by , "It's a great read. Don't be sad that it's over — to be complete, a finished, fully realized creation, Harry's tale had to end. We had to know what would finally happen to him, and now we do. I'm satisfied, and I can't wait to see the movie version of this last book."
"Review" by , "Seventh time's the charm. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows isn't letter-perfect, but it's the most captivating book in J.K. Rowling's series. Dramatic, poignant and deftly plotted, it's a classic yarn."
"Review" by , "[A]n exhausting, gut-wrenching experience....It is very, very good. Rowling's seventh novel shows she's mastered her craft: All her powers are on display here — the magnificent imagination, the keen wit, and, most of all, her tremendous gifts as a mystery writer."
"Review" by , "[W]hat Rowling has achieved in this book and the series can be described only as astonishing. Just as her characters have matured, the language and tone of the books have grown in sophistication and lyricism. But she has never lost the sense of wonder that has propelled her into literary legend."
"Synopsis" by ,
The magnificent final book in J. K. Rowling's seven-part saga comes to readers July 21, 2007.

You'll find out July 21!

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