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? (Source)
Come… Come to me… Let me rip you… let me tear you… let me kill you…
After I was so impressed and bewitched by the illustrated edition of the first Harry Potter book, I had to continue reading and admiring the second edition of the series. Again Jim Kay did excellent work with the drawings and illustrations that the reader can find in this edition. Although I must confess that whilst reading I had the impression there’re less pictures than in the first book (sorry the kid inside of me is speaking :p ).
Reading the second book of J. K. Rowlings masterpiece was like coming home again: And it was exactly that, because Hogwarts really feels like home, no matter how often I read the books! It was great pleasure meeting Harry, Ron and Hermione again, laughing about and also with the Weasley’s and rediscovering new adventures in the second schoolyear of Harry’s. Finally, one of my favourite creatures/characters of the story appeared: Dobby. I love the houself, I love his dedication to protect Harry and also his loyalty towoards him, although he has other masters he hast to serve. I cannot say the same about Professor Gildoroy Lockhart, a very amusing and funny man, which I could not always take seriously. But then again, the book wouldn’t be as amusing and entertaining as it is without him.
You will find that I will only truly have left the school when none here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
Like the first edition I also adore this illustrated version with its convenient pictures, which are sometimes even a bit scary because of certain dark creatures. In my opinion, it’s suitable for young readers because the images can help or improve their imagination of the scenes, too. Again it deserves the best rating not only for the story itself but also for the incredible illustrations.
Die illustrierte Ausgabe von Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets von J. K. Rowling ist genauso besonders und schön aufgearbeitet wie sein Vorgänger. Wieder waren wunderschöne Illustrationen darin zu finden, die die Geschichte sehr schön in Szene setzen. Eine meiner liebsten Figuren, Dobby, erscheint hier erstmals und ist der treue, loyale Freund Harrys, obwohl er anderen Herren dienen muss. Ich liebe dieses wunderbare Wesen! Ich halte an meiner Überzeugung, dass es wunderbar zum Vorlesen geeignet ist, fest und möchte wieder die bestmögliche Bewertung, Tauchliebe, vergeben. Einfach ein wunderbares Buch mit wunderschönen Illustrationen!
- title Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition)
- author Joanne K. Rowling
- pages 272 pages (Print)
- price 9,99 (Kindle Edition), 34,22 (HC)
- publisher Bloomsbury UK (october 4th, 2016)