Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published on July 8, 2000 in both the United Kingdom and the United States. This was the first book in the series to be published on the same day in both countries. The publishers purposely published it on a Saturday so that kids could buy it without missing school.
First editions of this book have a rather noticeable mistake that can be found during the duel between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort in the graveyard. At one point during the battle Voldemort's wand started to regurgitate the ghostly imprints of the people he had killed, starting with the most recently deceased. Harry's father came out before his mother in the first edition, but since James died first, it should have been Lily who emerged first. This mistake was corrected in later editions.
Just as the books that came before it, this book won many awards, including these:
- 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel
- 2002 Indian Paintbrush Book Award
- Number two on the Entertainment Weekly list of The New Classics: Book - The 100 best reads from 1893 to 2008
In this book Harry learns that Hogwarts is host to the Triwizard Tournament. He meets witches and wizards from other magical schools, including Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum. He is shocked to find out he has been chosen to represent Hogwarts in the tournament, despite the fact that he didn't enter. Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger work to unravel the mystery of Harry's surprise entry, and to keep Harry alive during the extremely dangerous competitions!
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