by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 6.27 x 9.79 x 6.63
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine; Boxed edition (November 2001)
Young wizard-in-training Harry Potter has had his hands full during his first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As if excelling on and off the Quidditch field isn't enough, Harry has heard evil voices in the walls, saved lives, and fended off convicts. Only time will tell how Harry will manage the certain dangers in store for him over the next few years. The first four titles of J.K. Rowling's magical, witty, exciting adventures are now available in a gift set, perfect for the legions of children whose big brothers and sisters (and parents) have made off with their copies. These gripping fantasy novels are on the road to becoming classics - don't wait to collect these lovely hardcover editions, illustrated by the talented Mary GrandPré. Each boxed set includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (Ages 8 and older) - Emilie Coulter
Fabulous Box Set Containing Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, And Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire!
Best book set ever, August 3, 2003
Reviewer: Mary Segarra from Arecibo, Puerto Rico
This book set, is the best ever to come out. And best of all, is cheap, but still very good, cause where I live they charge more than $12 for the paperback edition (each book), which I think is to much, but the box set is indeed for people who can not pay to much, but wants to read the Harry Potter books. To tell you the truth I was not interested in the Harry Potter series, but yeah sure, I heard from some of my friends talking about the books and everything, althought I didn't understand it very well since they read it in spanish, but after seeing the second installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I became interested. I bought the box set, and I started reading, and I've notice that the movies are indeed very different to the books. So I kept on reading until the 5th book came out, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Bought it, read it in a couple of day ,and ,love it as much as the four previous books. And now I can't wait till the 6th and 7th book come out.
So I recommend these books to anyone that likes or loves to read.
Great!, July 31, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from United States
This an exciting volume to the Harry Potter Series! I Highly reccomend this for everyone to read. It is truly an excellent book series. It is sure to delight people of all ages without an exception!
A unique piece of magic, July 31, 2003
Reviewer: Ruth-Anne from Northern Ireland,UK
While everyone around me threw themselves into the series of Harry Potter books I wasn't interested in them at all.I thought the idea of the book was ridiculous and I wasn't going to waste my time reading them.However,after getting the Philosiphors Stone for Christmas,I read it and loved it instantly.The gripping story of Harry's sudden journey from being a lonely,mistreated boy to the wizard world's most famous wizard for bringing about the downfall of Lord Voldemort is a unique piece of literature.In book we one,we meet all the new characters and travel with Harry on the journey of learning magical education while battling with the ongoing puzzle of the mysterious Philosiphors stone and its whereabouts.
I then went on to read The Chamber of Secrets.It,too proved to be even more gripping and intense than book one.With an exciting and thrilling beginning as Harry escapes narrowly from the clasp of his evil aunt and uncle,we are again,thrown into Harry's journey in Hogwarts.This time,there is something more sinister.A evil,haunting presence is in Hogwarts,supposedly escaped from the legendary Chamber of Secrets.Harry must discover the whereabouts of this Chamber and destroy this evil force before Hogwarts is forced to close down.
The Prisoner of Azkaban proved to be my favourite in the Series so far.Again,a thrilling and epic journey begins when it is globally discovered that Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban-a wizarding prison and is on the loose-supposedly lurking around Hogwarts.Harry soon learns that this convicted murderer is after him.Things get very intense at Hogwarts until a great discovery is made at the end of the book compete with a gripping finale.
Then,finally,I came to The Goblet of Fire which again,proved to be better than its predecessors.As Harry returns to Hogwarts after a thrilling Quidditch world cup,he is thrown into the legendary and famous Triwizards Tournament in which a member of three wizarding Schools each competes for the prize of one thousand galleons.As Harry competes in the difficult tasks,it becomes clear that someone in Hogwarts intends to hurt Harry,the question is,who?Just as the Triwizard tournamant is about to come to an end,Harry is forced to come face to face with his greatest challenge yet.The finale in this book is greater,more frightening and more gripping than before which closes spectacularly.
These series of books have proved to be much much more than I could have ever imagined and after reading them multiple times,they continue to thrill and captivate me.I recommend you read them,you won't be disappointed.
The Best In Storytelling- Ben N., July 30, 2003
Reviewer: Ben N. from Seattle
Harry Potter is not only the best selling book of all time but it is also the most intresting wonderful piece of imagination of all time combining mystery with magic.......in these perfect books about a young wizard turning of age you will learn about friendships, foes, love, drama, suspense, everything you think you can see in a movie happens in these books words cannot express this book this book is to high for a A+ so lets just put it down in history get the harry potter books great storyline and will keep you up foe hours.
BETER & BETTER, July 28, 2003
Reviewer: Jeff Howard from Fredericksburg, Virginia USA
These books just get progressively better. I've given them as gifts and recommend them to everyone that reads. Many will dismiss these as children's literature, but there is so much more to them I can't even put it into words. Very rich in characterization and plot. A must read for anyone who loves the genre.
GREAT!, July 27, 2003
Reviewer: PotterFanAlways from Lubbock, TX USA
These are great books. At first, I didn't want to read them because they were about a boy, but my dad bought the first one when I was 7 and started to read it out loud. It was so good, I awaited all the others with anticipation. I can't wait until they make the 5th book paperback, because we had to lug it onto an airplane yesterday just to finish reading it, and paperback would make it a lot more easy to take it around! If 5 stars is the best, this series should deserve a 7, or at least a 6!