Front cover of a British edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1998 and in the United States in 1999.

In the novel, Harry and his friends are back at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Most of the students, teachers and other staff we met in the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone are back. The new first year class has at least two Harry Potter fans -- Ginny Weasley and Colin Creevey. We also get to meet a flying car, and Dobby, the house elf.

The next book in the series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Awards and honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • ALA?YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
  • Booklist Editors Choice
  • Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Youth
  • British Book Awards 1998
  • CCBC Choice 200 Fiction for Children
  • Children's Book of the Year (NIBBY)
  • FCBG Children's Book Award 1998 Overall Winner and Longer Novel Category
  • International Reading Association Children's Choices
  • International Reading Association Young Adult Choices
  • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1998 Gold Medal 9-11 years
  • North East Book Award 1999
  • North East Scotland Book Award 1999
  • Publishers Weekly best Books of 1999
  • Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award 1999
  • Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001
  • Shortlisted for the 1998 Carnegie Award
  • Shortlisted for the 1998 Guardian Children's Award

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