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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - by J. K. Rowling (Hardcover)

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About the Book



Originally published in a slightly different form in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury in 1998.



Book Synopsis



Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format.

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone -- or something -- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?



Review Quotes



Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful that he has lent his talent to it. -- J.K. Rowling



About The Author



J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling is currently collaborating on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- Parts I & II, which will open in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honors, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Jim studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Jim has produced concept work for television and contributed to a group exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire, England, with his partner and a rescued greyhound.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.6 Inches (H) x 8.8 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 3.5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 259
Series Title: Harry Potter Illustrated Editions
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Hardcover
Author: J. K. Rowling
Edition: Illustrated
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51126983
UPC: 9780545791328
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1133
Origin: Made in the USA
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 10.76 inches length x 9.23 inches width x 1.34 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4.3 pounds
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Q: Is this a hardcover book?

submitted by RRiggs - 4 years ago
  • A: Yes all of the HP illustrated are hardcover (as far as I know)

    submitted byAlex H - 4 years ago
  • A: There are soft cover versions now...

    submitted byMaddie - 3 years ago

Q: Is this book "The Illustrated Edition" like the other 2 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition)?

submitted by targetcust01 - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi, targetcust01! Regarding your question about the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - by J. K. Rowling (Hardcover): This is the illustrated edition of the book which have illustrations on some of the pages. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local Target store.

    submitted byIvan - 1 year ago
    Target expert support

Q: Is this Illusrated book the same as the one in the Illustrated Collection being sold? It seems that the individual price is less than than the average price charged for the 3 books in the collection.

submitted by targetcust01 - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi, targetcust01! Regarding your question about the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - by J. K. Rowling (Hardcover): There is no difference between the collection and individual books of the illustrated edition. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local Target store.

    submitted byIvan - 1 year ago
    Target expert support

Q: Is this the Illustrated version? It doesn't say so in the title and I want to make sure I am ordering the correct books.

submitted by brandi326 - 3 years ago
  • A: This is the illustrated version.

    submitted byMaddie - 3 years ago
4.8 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
90% would recommend
31 recommendations

The cutest book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Stevie - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Loved the illustrated version of the Harry Potter Books. My daughter enjoyed reading before bed and viewing the illustrations.
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Amazing book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Great book to have - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the details. It’s a great version of the Harry Potter books to add to a collection or just have in general.
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Scary, Ghoulish Illustrations

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Meve - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m so glad I read these books as they came out with their charming chapter illustrations. This version is awful! The pictures have no joy, just are scary and each character is decrepit. No, no, no.
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Wonderful!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
2stylishmom - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this as a gift and the recipient LOVED it! It’s wonderful quality and a great alternative for someone who doesn’t want to read the smaller print original novels…although those are amazing! This book would make a great addition to any Harry Potter fan’s collection. Highly recommend!
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Beautiful pictures and accurate

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sol - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
The pictures are so beautiful and accurate. I read all theses books Growing up and sometimes I was disappointed while watching the movie since something’s didn’t reflect the book (happens to all books right?). Slowly getting all the collections buying them on discount. The only problem is the discount sticker will be on the cover but is easy to take it off. Can’t wait to have them all!
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Beautiful book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MorganM - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A truly beautiful book! My 7 year old recently started reading Harry Potter and loves the pictures. Note that it is on the larger side if that bothers you.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
M M S - 1 year ago
Very nicely put together book. Hardback, nice images and large print. We will be purchasing the full set.
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No pictures?

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kate - 1 year ago
Not many pictures. Not sure what the point of this book is if it isn't to have fun pictures to go along with the story.
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A must own book.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rebecca - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased this new version of illustrated edition of Harry Potter hard covered books for my grandson for Christmas and when I received the books, I was so pleased with this set. The pages are larger, more colorful and the illustrations is detailed and well done. If you’re in the fence about purchasing them, let me push you over and tell you it’ll be a great purchase with no doubts!
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Great Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
busygirlmom - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Wonderful pictures to introduce this series to my kids.
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LOVE THESE BOOKS

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sbuci - 1 year ago
These books are so beautiful! Love their illustrations. My 7yo loves them and wanted another for their birthday. … Yes, they have stickers on them and they are the easiest thing to get off without leaving any trace of it even being there.
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Best edition yet

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hmweiser - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely love the story, but the new illustrated books are beautiful and wonderful! I really enjoy sharing this series with my 7 year old who enjoys the pictures with the story. We take a moment to enjoy the art at each page turn.
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Al - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Kids love it, especially given the illustrations. Great value for money
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Beautiful But Covered with Target Stickers

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ash - 1 year ago
Beautiful But Covered with Target Stickers that left residue on the dust jacket. Buy elsewhere or in person to make sure you don't get stickers on the cover.
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Becky - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I love the illustration!
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Love Harry Potter

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Boymom - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Book looks great. Pictures are vibrant and dust jack is in great shape! Would highly recommend for younger readers who want pictures to look at instead of just words.
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Fantastic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ksaultz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the illustrated version
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Perfect - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent quality, hardcover, I love the fact that have illustrations it’s a good way to start the little ones with lecture, but also is a way to sumerge adults into the magic one more time .
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So pretty!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SallyRide - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The illustrations in these are beautiful!
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Great book discovery

5 out of 5 stars
OwlGryffindorClass - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
For any Harry Potter fan, this series of books is a great new way to revisit and read again. Graphics and design are very appealing. I do recommend it.
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