Grandpré, Mary. Hard Cover. New York: Scholastic Press, 2000. First American Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by Mary GrandPré. First American edition, first printing. Publisher's quarter black cloth and orange paper-covered boards with repeating diamond pattern in blind, lettered in metallic orange to spine, purple endpapers; in the original pictorial dust jacket with Grandpré's illustration of Harry and the other Triwizard Champions, lettered in metallic orange. A fine copy; in a near fine dust jacket with some wear and one small abrasion to spine ends. Errington A9(aa). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tells the story of Harry and his friends in their fourth year at Hogwarts as they experience the Triwizard Tournament, an interscholastic competition between the three main wizarding academies in which Harry is erroneously entered as a superfluous fourth contestant. As the middle point in the Harry Potter heptalogy, Goblet of Fire represents a turning point in the series' maturity; just as Harry and his friends face the challenges of young adulthood, the wizarding world's fear of Voldemort's return develops into a real threat that must be reckoned with.