Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Latin)

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a6.077325
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis; Caput Primum; Puer qui Vixit; 'Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattor signatis...' this opening, also known as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive...' has become one of the most read opening chapters in the world. Newly translated into Latin for the first time, this is following in the steps of other great children's classics, including Winnie the Pooh (winnie ille pu) and Paddington Bear (ursus nomine paddington). The huge task of translating into Latin (most translations are done from Latin) has been undertaken by Peter Needham, who taught Latin at Eton for over 30 years. James Morwood, of Oxford University, has said of the translation, 'The translation is great stuff. It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that. It has been carried off with wit, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache. I find it impossible to think of its being better done.'
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on July 7, 2003 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN-10: 1582348251
ISBN-13: 9781582348254
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  • johnny268
    johnny268Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm55 stars
    this book is so cool,harry potter was a student in a school of majic. His perants are wizard to but they both died.it so interresting
    • ellimo
      ellimoSunday, April 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm
      This book was the best and I loooooooooove the movie it was a book that I could not put down and then since JFK Rowling had written the whole series I could start the next one
      • hazel98860
        hazel98860Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm
        This is an awesome book and and awesome movie. I really like it because it brings you into the magic of the Harry potter series and urges you on to read more. I recommend this book to anyone old or young because it such a great story.