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A prince of the blood [microform]

Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the National Library of Canada 43

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A young boy, Harry Potter, who is prisoned in the house of his strange and stupid uncle and aunt, happened to be a wizard, and now he should start his study at Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. In this absolutely fantastic world of magic and wizardry young Harry is a hero, a Boy-Who-Survived, when a Dark Lord wanted to kill him ten years ago. And now Harry starts to know more secrets about his life and should pass many breathtaking and dangerous adventures.

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter is on the edge of the greatest and the most dangerous ordeal in his life - he must take the last mortal fight with the Lord Voldemort. And no one can help him, he is alone as he have never been before. All his friends and foes now change their masks and roles, and the border between Good and Evil now is becoming more and wore illusory.
In this last book about Harry Potter we will learn all the magical mysteries.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The second book about young wizard Harry Potter tells us about new adventures of the boy. Mysterious and dark events are happening in Hogwarts School of Wizardry, and they are coming closer to Harry and his friends. The story had happened earlier, many years ago, and now everyone is frightened by the story is happening again. Harry and his friends start to look into this dangerous mystery and understand that the old enemy of the whole magic world is growing stronger.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Everything seemed to be good at the Quidditch World Cup, where Harry went with the family of Weasley, untill a dreadful sign of the Dark Lord flashed up in the evening sky. All the magic world is now waiting for something terrible.
But it shouldn't interrupt great event of the magic world to take place at Hogwarts! It is a Magic Competition between four best magic schools of the world, and only one student should represent each school. The young champion is chosen by the Goblet of Fire... But the Goblet chooses two students from Hogwarts, what had never happened before. And one of them is Harry Potter. It will be a great test of his magical scills and a great ordeal of his bravery and courage.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry brings Harry Potter another secrets, adventures and dangers. The great prison of the magic world, Azkaban, which no prisoner can run away from, gave the news than one has succeeded. The devious and dangerous wizard, follower of the Dark Lord, who is responsible for Harry's parents' death, now is free and wants to kill Harry. But the story is not as simple. This mystery will change the whole Harry's life.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The result of the Magic Competition which took place at Hogwarts the previous year was terrible for Harry - because he saw the Dark Lord returns and wants to bring the world again in the darkness. But the government of the magic world is changing, and no one wants to believe in Dark Lord's return. But Harry and his friends believe, and with people, who had tried to destroy the Dark Lord at the time of his previous rise, he wants to start another struggle against him.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Magical Government now realizes all the danger of Dark Lord rise, because he started another war, and even the world of maggles is suffered, being full of mysterious catastrophes. The Order of Phoenix is loosing his best wizards.
But our young heroes are continuing their studies at Hogwarts, where again strange events are happening. Harry learns the greatest secret of Dark Lord and decided to use his knowledge to win. But the victory will take much more than Harry proposes.

Book 4 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry can’t believe it. The Weasley’s have invited him to the Quidditch World Cup, which means he’ll get to leave the Dursley’s house early AND go see a game that anyone would kill to see! The game is intense, but not just because of the stellar players and non-stop action. Death Eaters, Voldemort’s servants, make an appearance and the wizarding world is shocked when Voldemort’s sign is shot into the air after the game. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione finally make it back to Hogwarts a few weeks later they’re shocked to find that the school will be hosting the Triwizard Tournament this year. It’s a competition between the 3 wizarding schools of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons. A champion is chosen for each school and competes in very difficult challenges that test their skill and daring. When the other schools arrive in October students begin putting their name in the goblet in order to be chosen as School Champion. Harry is shocked beyond belief when, in spite of his inability to compete because of his age, he’s chosen as the 4th School Champion. What’s even worse is that Ron doesn’t believe that Harry didn’t put his name in the goblet. They get into a huge fight, and Ron stops talking to Harry. The rest of Hogwarts is also incensed that Harry is "looking for more fame", and the only person who stands by Harry’s side is Hermione. The first task fighting dragons goes great for Harry, and what’s even better is that it convinces Ron that Harry was telling the truth all along, and they become friends again. As the school year progresses Harry is beset with trouble after trouble. Snooping journalist Rita Skeeter continues to publish gossipy articles about Harry that alienates him from the rest of the school, he’s turned down by his crush when he asks her to the Yule Ball, and in the days leading up to the second task he almost doesn’t find a way to accomplish what he’s got to do. Saved at the last minute, however, Harry again gets almost full marks and is tied for first place. Sirius returns to keep an eye on Harry, as well as the mysterious happenings that keep taking place at Hogwarts. There is someone at the school who wants Harry dead, but no one knows who it is. During the final task Harry and Cedric both tie for first place, but as soon as they grasp the Cup they’re jerked to a creepy graveyard where Cedric is immediately killed and Harry tied up by Wormtail. He witnesses Voldemort’s return to power, and barley makes it back to Hogwarts alive, clutching Cedric’s body. When he gets back he discovers that Professor Moody was the traitor all along. He’s secretly a Death Eater and risked everything to kidnap Harry for Lord Voldemort. Harry tells Dumbledore what happened with Voldemort, and although Fudge doesn’t believe him Dumbledore is able take steps to mobilize against Voldemort.

Book3 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry starts off his third year at Hogwarts rather eventfully. He inadvertently blows up his Aunt Marge, goes on the run and is then personally absolved by the Minister of Magic himself. He then learns that mass murderer, Sirius Black, is intent on killing him, and Mr. Weasley makes him promise a strange thing, that no matter what he hears he won’t go looking for Black. Confused, Harry agrees. As he heads back to school armed with this knowledge, he learns that dementors, evil, soul-sucking creatures, have been stationed around Hogwarts for protection against Black. They effect Harry much more than the others students because of his terrible past, and he quickly resolves to learn to defend himself when he begins collapsing every time they come near. He finds a willing teacher in Professor Lupin, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, who begins teaching Harry the Patronus Charm, which is the only spell that will work against the foul creatures. As the school year progresses and the third years are buried under mounds of homework, Ron and Hermione start a bitter feud over their pets. Hermione is already stressed out due to her enormous course load, and none of them can figure out how she’s getting to all her classes. It doesn’t help that Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, repeatedly tries to eat Ron’s rat, Scabbers, and the two friends argue ceaselessly about the animals. They stop speaking entirely when it’s discovered that Crookshanks seems to have eaten Scabbers for good, and Ron is devastated. Harry has a few close calls with Black when he breaks into the castle, but is not apprehended. Things come to a head at the end of the year when a number of events fall like dominoes up Harry and his friends. Ron’s rat, Scabbers, turns out to still be alive and is really a wizard in hiding, Peter Pettigrew, long thought dead. Harry learns that it was Peter, and not Sirius Black, that betrayed his parents to Voldemort. Just when Harry is sure Peter is finally going to be punished for his crimes, he escapes into the night. Sirius, long thought to be a mass murderer and Voldemort supporter, turns out to be innocent, and Harry learns that Sirius is his godfather. He’s overjoyed when, for a moment, he thinks he might be finally free of the Dursleys, but Sirius has to go on the run from the Ministry to avoid being apprehended. Professor Lupin, Harry’s favorite teacher, ends up resigning his post when it’s discovered that he’s a werewolf. He narrowly avoids attacking the kids, and it’s Sirius that saves their lives when he turns into a huge shaggy dog to protect them. It’s an action-packed year to be sure, but Harry is very happy that Sirius makes it out safely and is finally free from Azkaban. He’s comforted by the fact that he finally has a family-member, so to speak, out there watching over him.

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