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The Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2000



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The novel opens as a confused Muggle overhears Lord Voldemort and his henchman, Wormtail (the escapee from book three, Azkaban) discussing a murder and plotting more deaths (and invoking Harry Potter's name); clues suggest that Voldemort and Wormtail's location will prove highly significant. From here it takes a while for Harry and his friends to get back to the Hogwarts school. Headmaster Dumbledore appalls everyone by declaring that Quidditch competition has been canceled for the year; then he makes the exciting announcement that the Triwizard Tournament is to be held after a cessation of many hundred years (it was discontinued, he explains, because the death toll mounted so high). One representative from each of the three largest wizardry schools of Europe (sinister Durmstrang, luxurious Beauxbatons and Hogwarts) are to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire; because of the mortal dangers, Dumbledore casts a spell that allows only students who are at least 17 to drop their names into the Goblet. Thus no one foresees that the Goblet will announce a fourth candidate: Harry. Who has put his name into the Goblet, and how is his participation in the tournament linked, as it surely must be, to Voldemort's newest plot?

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BOOKS BY J.K. ROWLING:

'Harry Potter' novels
1997-2007
Young wizard-to-be battles the forces of evil.
ON J.K. ROWLING'S BOOKSHELF

Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie, 1904-1911

Mary Poppins
Pamela L. Travers, 1938-1952

The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954-1955

'The Chronicles of Narnia'
C.S. Lewis, 1950-1963 (7 books)

The Once and Future King
T.H. White, 1958

The Chamber of Secrets
1998
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
WHAT TO READ AFTER THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS?

(BOARDING) SCHOOL YEARS
[Red ons, Maria Montanelli]
Herman Koch, 1989

CHILDREN AND EVIL
Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ray Bradbury, 1962
For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry: step inside - the show is about to begin.

The Turn of the Screw
Henry James, 1898

Lord of the Flies
William Golding, 1954

The Tin Drum
GŁnter Grass, 1959

FANTASY FOR CHILDREN
The Dream Merchant
Isabel Hoving, 2002

[De brief voor de koning]
Tonke Dragt, 1962

The Neverending Story
Michael Ende, 1979

[Geheimen van het Wilde Woud]
Tonke Dragt, 1965

The Philosopher's Stone
1997
A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: 'We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'.
The Prisoner of Azkaban
1999
Harry Potter has to sneak back to Hogwarts, after accidentally inflating his horrible Aunt Petunia. But once there everyone is whispering about a prizoner who has escaped from the famous wizard prison, Azkaban. His name is Sirius Black...
The Goblet of Fire
2000
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.
The Order of the Phoenix
2003
We could tell you, but then we'd have to Obliviate your memory.
The Half-Blood Prince
2005
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet... As with all wars, life goes on.
The Deathly Hallows
2007
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given.
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