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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Chapter Thirty:

Synopsis by Maureen Knight
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley

U.S. hardcover edition: pages 676 - 702
U.K. hardcover edition: pages aaa - bbb
U.K. paperback edition: pages aaa - bbb
Timeframe: Easter holiday - 30 May, 1996 [Y16]

In which Harry recalls the dream again, the Gryffindors play Ravenclaw for the final match of the Quidditch season, and Hagrid introduces Harry and Hermione to his half-brother, Grawp, making them promise to look after Grawp if he has to leave. Gryffindor wins the match and the Quidditch Cup, and Ron is carried triumphantly off the pitch.


Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

Weasley Is Our King by Marta T.

Characters introduced in this chapter:

Characters returning in this chapter:

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • Still to come....


  • Bubble-Head Charm

  • Lumos

  • Portable Swamp

  • (unnamed) spell cast on Warrington "that made him look as though he had been coated in cornflakes"

  • (unnamed) antler jinx

  • (unnamed) spell the trio practices in Charms class, to make a teacup walk across the desk

Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • A week after Fred and George's departure Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, "It unscrews the other way."

Strictly British:


The chapter briefly spends some time discussing the weeks following Easter break, with unknown dates.  Then - finally! - a hard fact: we are told that the Quidditch match takes place "on the last weekend in May," or May 30 by the calendar the school year has been following.


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