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  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; UK open market ed edition (Jan. 18 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747574502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747574507
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 5.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4,288 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.

Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians' schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Those chosen to compete will undergo three supreme tests. Could Harry be one of the lucky contenders?

But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a "nice deserted moor." As ever, Rowling magicks up the details that make her world so vivid, and so comic. Several spectators' tents, for instance, are entirely unquotidian. One is a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; another has three floors and multiple turrets. And the sports paraphernalia on offer includes rosettes "squealing the names of the players" as well as "tiny models of Firebolts that really flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves." Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone--including Ireland's supporters--over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own: "The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field."

Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it would be darker, and it's true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment that has us fearing for Harry's life, the book's emotions running as deep as its dangers. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who may or may not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist has a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo.) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves several plot strands open, awaiting book 5. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is part veela--her pen her wand, her commitment to her world complete. (Ages 9 and older) --Kerry Fried --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4 Up-Harry Potter is back in J.K. Rowling's fourth installment of his adventures (Scholastic, 2000). He is 14 years old and in his fourth year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the traditional Inter-House Quidditch Cup has been temporarily suspended so that the Triwizard Tournament can be held. Only three students, one from each of the biggest schools of wizardry, may compete, but the Goblet of Fire that chooses the champions from each school mysteriously produces a fourth nameDHarry Potter. As the school readies for the tournament, it becomes obvious to Harry's allies that Voldemort is plotting something dastardlyDbut only at the very end does he show his hand, springing a trap that Harry only narrowly escapes. Jim Dale, who has narrated the previous Harry Potter audiobooks, succeeds marvelously at the Herculean effort of voicing about 125 characters. By now, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Hagrid are so well known to him that his renditions of their voices are practiced and flawless. He also invests new characters such as Mad-Eye Moody and Winky with voices that enhance their already vivid personalities. Dale intones magical commands with such great authority that one would almost think he was a wizard himself. Twenty hours is a long time to listen to a book, but the combination of Rowling's enthralling adventure and Dale's limber narration will easily see kids through to the very last sentence.
Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library, CA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
It is quite hard to believe just how good Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is; the first three books, all of which impressed me deeply, seem almost forgettable compared to this intense fourth entry in the series. This is as rich a reading experience as you will find, no matter what your age. The storyline as it exists at the end of this mammoth epic has more of a hold on me now, as an adult, than the Star Wars saga had on me as a kid, which is saying a great deal, I assure you. One barely knows where to start one's praises of this book; yes, it does have both dark overtones and undertones to it, yet it also boasts some of the funniest moments of the series. We learn a great deal more about the major characters and turn our attention to new attractions such as the unique new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Mad-Eye Moody. Events in magical circles outside of Hogwarts increase the landscape of Rowling's magical world many times over as we are given insight into the workings of the Ministry of Magic, are treated to the best seat in the house at the Quidditch World Cup championship, and are introduced to two wholly new magical schools in foreign locations. The pattern one might have come to expect of Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is thrown immediately out of the window; there are no school Quidditch matches this year, nor is there even an inter-house cup competition. Instead, Professor Dumbledore makes the extraordinary announcement that the Triwizard Tournament has not only been reinstituted after many years, it will take place at Hogwarts. Only sixth- and seventh-year students are eligible to compete, seeming to leave Harry Potter quite out of the mix, which is fine by him.Read more ›
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Harry gets himself into yet more trouble as his name is drawn to compete against other schools of witchcraft and wizardry as a Hogwarts school Champion. He wishes he were just spectating the tournament, but someone put his name in the Goblet of Fire to get him in trouble! Strange things start happening, but Harry gets help from the new Defense Against the Arts Teacher Mad Eye Moody. Harry has taken a liking to Moody until he realizes the awful truth. In the fourth and final task of the tournament, Harry finds himself tied with Cedric Diggory, the only Seeker ever to beat Harry. He encounters Voldemort where Diggory is killed by the UNFORGIVABLE CURSE Avada Kedavra. Harry meets his parents and Voldemort takes away his only protection given to him by his mother that lead to the temporary downfall of the Dark Lord!
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Format: Hardcover
If you love mystery adventure and a lot of magic then you'll love Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. After spending the first three years at Hogwarts School of Witch Craft and Wizardry Harry couln't wait to go back. After being invited by his best friend Ron to go to the Quidditch World Cup, Harry excepts in a heartbeat and not just to get away from his mean relitves but because he loves to play Quidditch. Harry and Sirius still kept in touch many times. Later on two other schools come to Hogwarts to try to win the Tri Wizard Tournament. After Harry's name misteriusly gets put in the Goblet of Fire people douted Harry and even some of his friends. Although the Tri Wizard Tounament is very excitin it was also very deadly. It turned out to be deadlier than expected when Harry and Voldermort met again. Little did anyone know that Voldermort still had many supporters. With help from his friends and Sirius will Harry be able to win the Tri Wizard Tournament? The book is fun and exciting. It will keep you reading and second quessing.
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By A Customer on July 12 2000
Format: Hardcover
J.K. Rowling has written yet another wonderful work about Harry Potter and his time at Hogwarts. I read it all in one day -- I didn't want to stop reading. The book didn't seem excessively long to me. In fact, it seemed almost too short -- not once did I wish that the part I was reading would go faster. I read a LOT of books, and I haven't had that happen since I read "The Gripping Hand" by Larry Niven.
It appears now that the first 3 books were merely prelude to the "real" story that begins with this book. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" answers some questions, but asks even more. It's a perfect "to be continued...." kind of book, because it left me feeling like a complete story was told, but also feeling anxious for more.
Harry is 3 years older than he was in the first book, and it shows. He is entering the most harrowing, spine-chilling, frightening period of his life -- he's discovering girls. Also, a very powerful evildoer is trying to kill him. It's almost a toss-up which gives him and his friends the most trouble, at least early on. It's nice to read a series of books about teenagers who actually age and change. Nobody worry, though. Harry's still a really nice boy, even if he is still somewhat of a typical teenager. After all, teenage life is hard enough even without people trying to kill you, and Harry has all the troubles of young adulthood. In short, he's growing up, and just in time, too.
The new characters introduced in this book are excellent, and serve to advance (and, in some cases, twist) the plot quite well. I'm looking forward to seeing some of them in future books. I'm also becoming very curious about Snape... but I'm sure we'll find out more in the next book.
In conclusion: A great book! Buy it now! Buy copies for your family and friends! :-) I hope you all love it as much as I did. The only problem is, now I can't wait for the next book to come out! Write faster, J.K.! :-)
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