“Chamber of Secrets” Wins Children’s Book of the Year

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has won Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

In a ceremony on February 4 in London, Harry’s second adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry scooped the top prize for children’s literature. The award has previously been won by authors such as Philip Pullman for his best seller Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass throughout North America) and Alison Sage for her collection of nursery rhymes and fairytales The Hutchinson Treasury of Children’s Literature.

Chamber of Secrets follows on from the success of J.K. Rowling’s first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which won Children’s Book of the Year last year.

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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!