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On July 8th 2000, the long awaited part 4 was released. With 752 pages the largest volume yet, but also the one with the shortest production time (she wrote it in 8 months instead of the usual 12). The first US-printing ran 3.8 million copies and sold 3 million on its first 2 days. A second 3 million was added a week later. It also had a record number of advance orders at Amazon.com, and it beat Delia Smith's cook book in Britain as best sold book in an opening weekend.

In October 2000, Joanne Rowling announced the title for the fifth installment: Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix. The phoenix as we know, is not only a valuable pet of Albus Dumbledore, but also one of the things that connects Harry with Lord Voldemort.

On the stroke of midnight June 21st 2003 part 5 was sold all around the world. With 766 pages it was even larger than part 4. The long production time was due to the fact that Rowling worked herself crazy to get the previous installment ready for the deadline, so she asked the publishers to remove any deadlines.

Order it now at Amazon Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Released on June 21st 2003. It was a bestseller before its release! In which Harry has to battle the Ministry of Magic, who insists that Lord Voldemort has not returned, that Harry is a lyer and Dumbledore a crazy old fool.
Order it now at Amazon Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Released on July 8th 2000, with a special edition announced in October 2000. It was a bestseller before its release! In which Harry gets to go to the Quidditch Cup World Championship, at the same time as Lord Voldemort returns to home-ground.
Order it now at Amazon Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Released in 1999. In which a mad killer escapes out of the best wizard prison, and everyone fears he will be after Harry. Nominated for the Science Fiction Achievement Award.
Order it now at Amazon Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Released in 1998. In which we learn both the secret of Hogwarths and the hidden past of Hagrid.
Order it now at Amazon Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
Released in 1997 under the title "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". In which Harry learns that he is a descendant of a wizard family, and that there is another world out there in which he is respected more than in the muggle world of his aunt and uncle who treat him like dirt. But also that the most powerful wizard in a century, known as Lord Voldemort, would rather see him dead.
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