Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Book 1 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8V5.577508
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley — a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry — and anyone who reads about him — will find unforgettable.

For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

Paperback, 309 pages
Published on September 1, 1998 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439708184
ISBN-13: 9780439708180
2289 Book Reviews
  • christmas25
    christmas257 days55 stars
    I loved it when the the unicorn blood just amazing!!
    • 1232023
      1232023about 2 months55 stars
      This is a amazing book! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a magic/adventure fan (even if you don't like magic/adventure you should try reading this book).
      • starwarsfan123
        starwarsfan1233 months44 stars
        This story is amazing. Harry is a boy tortured boy, who lives with his horrible aunt, uncle, and cousin. Until one day he receives a letter that says he's accepted into wizard school. At school he meets two friends and learns about he who shall not be named, and defeats him with learning different magic. He lives a good life. until Book 2.
        • foreverregancorn
          foreverregancorn3 months55 stars
          it was good. now on book 2
          • belugaaaaaaa
            belugaaaaaaa3 months55 stars
            I LOVE HARRY POTTER i was on vacation and went to universal studios and first thing went to harry potter world and got a wand!
            • belugaaaaaaa
              belugaaaaaaa3 months55 stars
              also I like the book and the movie and I like that they are different
            • dozepemypypi
              dozepemypypi3 months55 stars
              I prefer the movie but i liked the book
              • awsomepanda22
                awsomepanda226 months44 stars
                I have read the book and watched the movie but am not gonna say the book was the best I preferred the movie but I have a friend who is obsessed with Harry Potter books and movies. My opinion is that if you like Harry Potter this is the book for you so if are gonna read it enjoy but beware the movie is better!
                • foreverregancorn
                  foreverregancorn7 months55 stars
                  it was good. now on book 2
                  • flowerfrostcat
                    l've heard that the movie is really scary.l hate bloody movies.
                  • summerflower113
                    summerflower1137 months55 stars
                    Harry Potter is a wizard! Finally he can leave his aunt, uncle, and cousin. He finds out about Nicolas Flamel, and he and his friends are ready to solve the mystery. They also do research on the sorcerer's stone (also known as the philosopher's stone) which is mysteriously connected to Nicolas Flamel. The stone can do amazing things, and his sworn enemy is determined to get it. Can Harry save the day?