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  1. 1. http://book-summary.net/fiction/harry-potter-books-1-5-summary/Summary of "Harry Potter Books 1-5"These books are about the young wizard Harry Potter, who is attending theHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Every book represents oneschool year. Books 1-5 have been published so far, and book 6 and 7 arestill to be published. Here follows a short summary of the five books.Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers StoneThe first book about Harry Potter and his adventures starts at Privet Drivenumber four, where an eleven-year-old Harry lives with his aunt, uncle andcousin. He doesnt have his own room, instead the Dursleys lets him live in avery small cupboard under the stairs. At the same time his cousin Dudley isspoiled rotten with a big room and lots of toys. This all changes when Harryis accepted at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.Soon Harry learns how to cast spells, mix potions and broomstick flying. Healso learns that his parents, who are now dead, were once magicians whowere killed by the man widely known as "he who must not be named".Voldemort is his real name and he disappeared - presumably dead - when hetried to kill Harry ten years ago.During Harry’s first year at Hogwarts he has to find the sorcerers stonebefore it is stolen. This stone has magical powers and it can make the ownerimmortal. It can furthermore transform any metal into gold.Read More Summaries and Reivews HereBook 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsSchool is closed during summer and Harry has been at Privet Drive No. 4during the whole summer holiday. He is longing for the school year to startso that he can meet his friends and get away from the Dursleys. As thesummer is coming to an end Harry is warned by a house-elf, that he mustnot return to school, because then he will be in danger.Naturally Harry ignores this; and when he and his friend Ron are on theirway to their first day they miss the train for some unknown reason. Weirdthings also happen at Hogwarts. Harry hears things that no one else canhear; words about killing. Someone or something is turning students into
  2. 2. stone, and words are mysteriously written on the wall "The chamber ofsecrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware".Read More Summaries and Reivews HereBook 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanThe summer holiday at the Dursleys abruptly ends when Harry uses hismagic in their house, something which is strictly forbidden for the Hogwartsstudents. It could result in expulsion. At Azkaban - the wizards prison -there is a breakout. A man known as Sirius Black escapes and heads forHogwarts. In his sleep Sirius has been saying "Hes at Hogwarts, hes atHogwarts", and the Ministry of Magic fears that Harrys life is in danger. TheMinistry sends the Dementors (Azkaban guards) to Hogwarts to protect him.But can the Dementors be trusted? The Dementors are horrible creaturesthat make Harry very uncomfortable and he comes to fear them more thanSirius.Read More Summaries and Reivews HereBook 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireYear four at Hogwarts will be a different year for the students. Harrysfavorite sport Quidditch has been cancelled, and instead there will be aTriwizard Tournament between three wizards schools. The three schools areHogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang.The Goblet of Fire will chose one champion from each school, and there arethree magical tasks that the champions will have to complete. Thetournament will take place during the whole school year, and the rulesstipulate that the champions must be at least 17 years old to compete. Thisis because the tasks are very dangerous, and this also means that Harry istoo young for the tournament. But will this stop him?Read More Summaries and Reivews HereBook 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixIn the summer before the school start Harry is in trouble once again.Dementors show up in the muggle world and attack him and his cousin.After this attack Harry is immediately taken to the Order of the Phoenixsheadquarters for protection.
  3. 3. In this the fifth book Voldemort is back for sure. Harry knows it. Theheadmaster Dumbledore knows it. However, not everyone believes thatVoldemort has returned. The Ministry of Magic refuses to acknowledge hisreturn. Instead they appoint a new Defence against the dark arts teacher atHogwarts, someone who can teach the students the Ministrys view on this.Read More Summaries and Reivews HereWhy should you read these books about a young wizard? Because they areeasy and fun to read, and the plots are very good in all five books. Rowlingis a talented writer and the books are very well written with humor,intelligence and vivid imagination. Reading these books makes you wish thatyou were back in school; back in a magical school like Hogwarts and learningmagic just like Harry Potter.http://giftedkids.about.com/od/gifted101/a/harry_potter.htmFor those still unfamiliar with the story, Harry Potter is a young wizard, whose wizard parents were killed by the evil WizardLord Voldemort when Harry was just a year old. Voldemort had tried to kill Harry too, but his curse backfired. Instead of killingHarry, it seemed to have destroyed Voldemort. Harry become the one and only person to have survived the killing curse, butbecause he was now an orphan, he was left on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, by ProfessorDumbledore, an old and wise wizard, who also happens to be headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts.The Dursleys, who are "Muggles" (non-wizards), have a son of their own, about the same age as Harry. They lavish praise andgifts on their son, while mistreating Harry and depriving him of all but his very basic needs. On Harrys eleventh birthday, hereceives an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and from then on his life takes quite a differentturn. Instead of dealing with the Dursleys, he must now spend each year at school battling Lord Voldemort, who had not died, buthad become less than human and is trying to return to power.http://festivals.iloveindia.com/childrens-day/films/harry-potter-series.htmlHarry Potter film series is an adaptation of the novels written by British author J.K. Rowling. The novels have beenfilmed into eight different fantasy-adventure movies featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in thelead roles. The films became the highest grossing film series of all times. Moreover, the three lead characters broughtnew grace and steadiness in the face of teen superstardom. Undoubtedly, Harry Potter is one of the best films towatch out on Children’s day. Pick up any part from the six series released so far and tune into the world of witchcraftand wizardry. Let your kids enjoy to their fullest on this happy occasion. Glance through the following lines to knowthe plot and summary of each of the seven parts of Harry Potter.Harry Potter Series StoryHarry Potter and the Sorcerers StoneThe first part starts off with introducing Harry Potter, a boy wizard, who lives with his hostile aunt and uncle after hisparents’ murder by the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort. With the help of half-giant Rubeus Hagrid, Harry enters the firstyear at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns magic along with friends, Ron Weasley and HermioneGranger. They discover the mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone which forms most of the movie’s story.Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry, Ron and Hermione enter second year at Hogwarts School. The movie revolves around the opening ofChambers of Secrets, which horrifies most of the students and ghosts. Harry is the heir of Salazar Slytherin (founder
  4. 4. of the Chamber). He discovers that he can speak Parseltongue and the properties of a mysterious diary. Eventually,the Chamber of Secrets traps Harry and the movie continues with Harry fighting back the accusations.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry along with his friends attends the third year at Hogwarts School. Convicted murderer Sirius Black escapesAzkaban prison and Professor R.J. Lupin is appointed as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. The Dementors ofAzkaban are handed over the responsibility of guarding Hogwarts against Black. This series deals with Harry Potterlearning about his past and his connection with this escaped prisoner.Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireAt the fourth year at Hogwarts School, a legendary event is hosted at the school, the Triwizard Tournament. Frequentnightmares are bothering Harry while a new DADA professor Alastor Moody is appointed. The tournament is heldbetween three European schools wherein three champions from each school would represent their team. FleurDelacour, Viktor Krum and Cedric Diffory are chosen by the Goblet of Fire to compete in the tournament. Surprisingly,Harry is also chosen to compete as the fourth champion. This starts the competition with a terrifying outcome.Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry is attacked by Dementors in Little Whinging in the fifth year of school. The Ministry of Magic is unknown of thefact that Lord Voldemort has returned. Harry still sees disturbing and realistic nightmares. The new Defense Againstthe Dark Arts teacher is taken over by Professor Umbridge, a representative of Ministry of Magic headed by CorneliusFudge. The film mainly revolves around the students of Hogwart, secret organization Order of the Phoenix, theMinistry of Magic and the Death Eaters revolting against each other.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceIn the sixth year at Hogwarts School, Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters continue to terrorize the Wizarding andMuggle worlds. Horace Slughorn returns back to Hogwarts as a professor more for a secret reason. Harry gets holdof strangely annotated school textbook containing astonishing information which is inscribed as ‘This is the propertyof the Half-Blood Prince’. Dumbledore and Harry decide to destroy Voldemort once and for all but there are dangersclosing towards the Hogwarts.Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAt the final year of witchcraft and wizardry schooling, Voldemort makes several attempts to stop Harry, Ron andHermione from attending school. The three undergo a long journey in destroying Voldemort.http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/child_lit/harry_potter/The Harry Potter books have become a phenomenon that has gripped an entire generation of childrenand adults alike. When J.K. Rowling started writing the childrens book series, it did not occur in herwildest imagination that her books would have such a global effect. The book series has inspired a lotof children to read, which is a huge accomplishment considering that the Harry Potter books had tocontend with video games, television, and the internet. If you want to know just what Potter fans areso enamored of, here is a brief overview of the seven book series.The Boy Who Lived...The first book introduces readers to Harry Potter, an 11 year old boy that lives in the world of non-magical beings, or Muggles as they are called. On his 11th birthday he is visited by the half-giantRubeus Hagrid and is introduced to the wizarding world and enrolled him in the Hogwarts School for
  5. 5. Witches and Wizards. Hogwarts is where Harry meets his two best friends Ron Weasley and HermioneGranger, and the great wizard and headmaster of the school, Albus Dumbledore. The story revolvesaround Harry during his studies at Hogwarts, Harry learns of the reasons why he has magical powers,who his parents are and how they died, and his connection with the man who killed them, the evilwizard Lord Voldemort.In his early years at Hogwarts, Harry learns of how Lord Voldemort killed Harrys parents and even triedto kill Harry as well. But mysteriously Voldemort was defeated and believed to have died while Harrysurvived having only the scar on his forehead as proof of their encounter. In the first four booksVoldemort, who is not dead but merely in hiding and trying to regain his lost powers, have tried to killHarry using different methods from the shadows, but thanks to the help of his friends Ron andHermione, Harry and the forces of good always triumphs in the end.Voldemort Returns...In the end of the fourth book, Lord Voldemort has regained his old body and his full powers as well. Atthis time he openly declares war on Hogwarts and the entire wizarding world. At this time the storyrevolving around Harry has become less of a mystery and changed onto something that is more of aconflict between two warring factions. At this point Albus Dumbledore decides that he can no longerprotect Harry from Voldemort, so he decides to train Harry personally on the ways of magic.While under Dumbledores tutelage, Harry becomes a more powerful wizard that is able to protecthimself and others. He gets to show what he has learned from Dumbledore when Voldemorts army,mostly composed of escaped convicts from Azkaban (the high-security prison for evil wizards), attackedHarry and his friends.Dumbledore Dies...In the sixth book of the series "The Half-blood Prince," Dumbledore tells Harry of the only way thatVoldemort can be defeated. Voldemort has divided his soul and placed them in various objects calledHorcruxes and hid them all over the wizarding world, to defeat Voldemort they need to destroy all ofthe Horcruxes.Dumbledore and Harry thus set out on a mission to destroy the containers of Lord Voldemorts soul, butan unexpected traitorous act tragically ends the life of Albus Dumbledore, leaving Harry wondering justhow they can expect to defeat the evil of Voldemort now. In the last book "The Deathly Hollows," Harryfinds out that he himself is a Horcrux. This forces him to make a decision that could either destroy orsave the wizarding world.
  6. 6. This is just a brief summary on how the events in the world of Harry Potter unfolded. If you want tohave a deeper understanding of the world of Harry Potter, try and read the books and prepare to diveinto a fantastical and magical world.http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-07-19-potter-books_N.htmThe book The background Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (1998) The story: We first meet the orphaned Harry living in a cupboard under the stairs at the home of his Uncle Vernon, Aunt P so far oblivious of his wizarding skills, he finds out hes been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn about potions, spells and Defense Against the Dark Arts. The battlefront: Harry learns that the evil Lord Voldemort killed his parents and that the lightning-bolt scar on his forehea and new friends Ron and Hermione undertake their first big challenge: to thwart Voldemorts discovery of the Sorcerers S From USA TODAYs review: "You dont have to be a wizard or a kid to appreciate the spell cast by Harry Potter." Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999) The story: Harrys second year at Hogwarts gets off to a rocky start when hes nearly expelled for hijacking a magical car t — which means he can talk to snakes. The mysterious catch: only dark wizards have this talent. The battlefront: Harry and friends have their first dealings with prejudice when they learn of the great wizard Salazar Sly (children of a Muggle parent and a wizard parent) and Mudbloods (those born to Muggle parents) be allowed to study at H From USA TODAYs review: "Older readers will be able to bite into these meaty themes of racism and suspicion of stran pleasures of a delightful read will be thrilled to be back at the fabulously witchy world of Hogwarts." Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) The story: Sirius Black, a wizard convicted of murder, escapes from Azkaban prison. Hes rumored to be the heir to Lord V The battlefront: The atmosphere at Hogwarts is oppressive as the Dementors, the Azkaban prison guards, keep the school confront Sirius and deal with new information about his parents past. Harry also has his hands full with the bully Draco M From USA TODAYs review: "In Prisoner, Harry learns one of lifes most magical lessons: Death is a transitory thing. T best in ourselves." Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) The story: In his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harrys hormones are raging. Harry participates in an ancient wizarding compet The battlefront: Voldemort and his followers are everywhere, beginning with a frightening confrontation at the Quidditch the Triwizard Tournament and must fight accusations that he insinuated himself into the tournament even though hes unde From USA TODAYs review: "Embodiment of evil though he may be, Voldemort possesses a disturbing charisma as he s discuss with their Potterheads."
  7. 7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)The story: The plot is the most political so far. Inner workings of the Ministry of Magic unfold, oppression is the new ordeVoldemort is revealed. Harrys teen angst is more evident, as are the romantic problems of Harry, Ron and Hermione.The battlefront: The Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to discredit Harrys warnings that Voldemort is regaininbattle at the Ministry results in the death of Sirius Black.From USA TODAYs review: "The fever-pitched anticipation, the media frenzy, the pilfered books, the leaked details. ThHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)The story: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, reveals the story of Voldemorts life to Harry. An old school bspecial insights into magic and wizardry.The battlefront: The Ministry of Magic is losing ground in its battle to defeat Voldemort. The series becomes darker andpainful lesson about sacrifice and loyalty.From USA TODAYs review: "(The series) has clearly evolved from a charming tale of a mistreated orphan making his wof a knight going forth to battle evil in the fascinating form of Lord Voldemort