Harry's summer break with the Dursley's is more wretched than usual in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, the fifth installment in the most popular book series of all time. Not only are the Dursleys as despicable as ever (though Rowling drops a few intriguing hints that there may be more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye), but dark forces are reaching out for Harry even in Little Whinging, the drab suburb that had seemed too ordinary for magic.
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A deadly monster is prowling the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During his second year there, Harry again confronts evil when students are turned to stone and his best friend's little sister disappears. Though she follows the formula of the first book, Rowling keeps readers caught in her magic spell with twists, turns, and nonstop excitement.
Though too young at 14, wizard-in-training Harry Potter is mysteriously entered in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. The long-awaited fourth installment in this historic series justifies every bit of the hype. Despite the book's length, the battle between Harry and his nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, keeps readers excitedly plowing on for hours through thrills, complex issues, and a richly imaginative vision.
Growing up in a small Southern town, Jem and Scout Finch
think they know their family and neighbors. There's Boo Radley,
the neighborhood recluse, whom the children attempt to lure out
of hiding. Cranky old Mrs. Dubose is secretly addicted to
morphine. Their odd playmate, Dill Harris, comes to stay with his
aunt next door each summer. And then there's Atticus, their
father, and their hero.
At first barely penetrating their world of treehouses and
elaborate reenactments of pulp novels are rumors of a black man
accused of raping a white woman. In 1930s Alabama, her accusation
all but proves his guilt. Yet lawyer Atticus questions the charge
and defends the accused man in a town steeped in prejudice.
Through the eyes of the children, as they try to understand the
reactions of the townspeople and make sense of the crumbling
world around them, the irrationality of racism is laid
Superb, entertaining animated musical with some scary stuff.
Lovable cartoon classic for all ages.