Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter, stuck once again for two months with his formidable Aunt
and Uncle and their son Dudley, cannot understand why nobody, not even his
friends, has written him a single letter all summer. Harry wants answers; Where
is Voldemort? What are the plans to stop him from gaining more power? Why isn't
any one telling him anything?
But Harry soon finds the answers to all of these questions
when a group of wizards come and take him to a secret location. A location where
he learns more about Sirius's past, and meets a disgruntled house-elf named
After a few weeks stay at this secret location, it is time
for Harry, Ron, and Hermione to go back to Hogwarts for their 5th year. This 5th
year at Hogwarts is particularly detestable as 5th year is the year in which
students must take their O.W.L.s. What makes it worse is that this years Defense
Against the Dark Arts teacher is even worse than Professor Snape. While making
Harry as miserable as she can, the new teacher is also helping Minister of Magic
Cornelius Fudge take control of Hogwarts and discredit Albus Dumbledore.
Join Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as they prepare for the worst.
They must warn everyone they can about Voldemort return, and they must unravel
the secret of an unknown weapon that Voldemort so desperately wants. They must
do all of this and more, before the 2nd War begins and Voldemort rises to world
power once again.
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Facts and Statistics
- First British
printing, Bloomsbury Publishing, June, 2003
First United States printing , Scholastic Inc.,
Initial print run of 8.5 million copies
The first printing of the 'Phoenix' used 15 tons of black ink --
enough to fill 242 bear kegs or 40,000 soda cans.
It took 2,000 hours to print all the books. 8,000 hours to bind
them all and 120,000 total man hours.
The combined weight of all the paper was 27, 294, 167 lb.
To get 'Phoenix' into stores, 650 tractor-trailers hauled loads of
14,000 books each, packed in 10-book cartons
U.K. Version: 766 pages
- U.S. Version: 870 pages