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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Written by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Mary GrandPré
Book #4 in the Harry Potter Series
Published by Scholastic
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Publisher Summary

The fourth title in the continuing saga includes Harry’s latest adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

What Kind of Book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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parties

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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In this installment of the Harry Potter series, it’s fun to see more of the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts, and even outside of England! Additionally, this book marks a shift away from episodic adventures and toward a continuous plot that runs through the remainder of the books in the series. Parents of young readers beware: things start to get darker in and by the end of this book, and after that, there’s no going back.

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Who Wrote Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Who Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Trivia to Know About This Book

  • When was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire first published?

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was first published July 2, 1998. This was the first book in the series that was released in the UK and the US at the same time.

    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2007/07/14/a_potter_timeline_for_muggles.html
  • How many copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire have been sold?

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has sold over 116 million copies worldwide.

    Three million copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire were sold within the first weekend of its release in the United States.

    https://www.forbes.com/2002/05/09/0509harrypotter.html#66f21b5556f7
  • Did Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire beat a printing record?

    The first printing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was for a record amount of over five million copies.

    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2007/07/14/a_potter_timeline_for_muggles.html
  • Have any notable sources reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

    The American author of horror and suspense, Stephen King, wrote, “I’m relieved to report that Potter 4 — ‘’Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’’ — is every bit as good as Potters 1 through 3.”

    Publishers Weekly wrote, “this fourth volume might be her most thrilling yet.”

    Eva Mitnick, from the School Library Journal, shared, “This hefty volume is brimming with all of the imagination, humor, and suspense that characterized the first books. So many characters, both new and familiar, are so busily scheming, spying, studying, worrying, fulminating, and suffering from unrequited first love that it is a wonder that Rowling can keep track, much less control, of all the plot lines. She does, though, balancing humor, malevolence, school-day tedium, and shocking revelations with the aplomb of a circus performer. The Triwizard Tournament itself is bit of a letdown, since Harry is able, with a little help from his friends and even enemies, to perform the tasks easily. This fourth installment, with its deaths, a sinister ending, and an older and more shaken protagonist, surely marks the beginning of a very exciting and serious baffle between the forces of light and dark, and Harry’s fans will be right there with him”

  • How does the movie compare to the book?

    This article by Bustle discusses many of the aspects the movie altered from the book, like the absence of the house elves and Dumbledore’s reaction when he asks Harry if he put his name in the goblet.

    The movie is rated PG-13, has a run time of 2h 37 min, and has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb (you can also find the trailer and cast information here).

  • Who are the characters in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

    Here is a character list.

  • Did they make a video game based on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

    Here’s information about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as a link to the game.

What Do Critics Say About This Book

  • Kirkus Reviews

    “Another grand tale of magic and mystery…That’s not to say that the pace doesn’t lag occasionally—particularly near the end.”

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  • The New York Times

    “I’m relieved to report that Potter 4 — ‘’Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’’ — is every bit as good as Potters 1 through 3.”

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  • Publishers Weekly

    “This fourth volume might be her most thrilling yet.”

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  • The School Library Journal

    “This hefty volume is brimming with all of the imagination, humor, and suspense that characterized the first books. So many characters, both new and familiar, are so busily scheming, spying, studying, worrying, fulminating, and suffering from unrequited first love that it is a wonder that Rowling can keep track, much less control, of all the plot lines. She does, though, balancing humor, malevolence, school-day tedium, and shocking revelations with the aplomb of a circus performer. The Triwizard Tournament itself is bit of a letdown, since Harry is able, with a little help from his friends and even enemies, to perform the tasks easily. This fourth installment, with its deaths, a sinister ending, and an older and more shaken protagonist, surely marks the beginning of a very exciting and serious baffle between the forces of light and dark, and Harry’s fans will be right there with him.”

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Did This Book Win Any Awards

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  • 2001 The Hugo Awards - Best Novel
What was Winky drinking when Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit the Hogwarts kitchen?
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  2. Butterbeer
  3. Spiked Pumpkin Juice
  4. Oak-matured Mead
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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0439139597
ISBN 13:
9780439139595
Publication Date:
July 8, 2000