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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Rowling, J. K.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : [Scholastic Inc.], [2005]

Physical Description:
x, 652 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The War Against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet ... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate-and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort - and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability." -- Book jacket.

Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.
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Publisher imprint varies.

"Year 6" -- Spine.

Sequel to: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Sequel: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows.
The other minister -- Spinner's end -- Will and won't -- Horace Slughorn -- An excess of phlegm -- Draco's detour -- The slug club -- Snape victorious -- The Half-Blood Prince -- The house of gaunt -- Hermione's helping hand -- Silver and opals -- The secret riddle -- Felix Felicis -- The unbreakable vow -- A very frosty Christmas -- A sluggish memory -- Birthday surprises -- Elf tails -- Lord Voldemort's request -- The unknownable room -- After the burial -- Horcruxes -- Sectumsempra -- The seer overheard -- The cave -- The lightning-struck tower -- Flight of the prince -- The Phoenix lament -- The white tomb.
Reading Level:
1030 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.2 29.0 89154.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 34 Quiz: 37231 Guided reading level: W.
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