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

Book 1 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
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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.

Published on November 1, 2001 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439249546
ISBN-13: 9780439249546
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  • lopolyfi-158613260034
    lopolyfi-158613260034Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:30 am55 starsFeatured
    Imagine having lost both of your parents without ever getting the chance to know them, then having to live with your uncle and aunt who hate you for no apparent reason at all. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rowling Harry endures all of this and more. The setting starts in a small town in England called Little Whinging during the 1990’s, but the main setting of the book is in a castle which is also a school called Hogwarts. The main antagonist of the book is the evil wizard known as Lord Voldemort which is just an anagram for his real name which is Tom Riddle. Throughout the book the Sorcerer's stone is mentioned as a magical item which could make the elixir of life which granted the one who drank it immortality. For this reason, Lord Voldemort was trying to steal the sorcerer’s stone for himself. His plan was to use the defense against the dark arts teacher Professor Quirrell to take the stone while he was in hogwarts. Harry has an Aha! Moment when he finds out that professor Quirrell had been working with voldemort to steal the sorcerer’s stone and is able to stop the two with the help of dumbledore. I would recommend this book to anybody over the age of 10. It is relatively advanced and long, it can be tedious to read if you haven’t had much experience reading. This book is a great starter to the series and has something for everyone which is why I would give this book a 10/10.
    • unicorntights19
      unicorntights19Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 5:53 am55 stars
      Amazing book, I have read all the series 3 times! Definitely recommend
      • animallover1456
        animallover1456Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:21 am55 stars
        i love harry potter its a MUST READ seiries they are amazing
        • memelord51
          memelord51Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:28 pm55 stars
          This book was an amazing kick start to one of the best series in my world. I remember cutting myself off from the outside world for days so I could read them all. This is about an 1-year-old named Harry Potter, who survived being shot by a very strong spell. Then when he is 11 finds out he's a wizard, and goes to Hogwarts where he can escape from his cruel cousin, aunt and uncle. At Hogwarts he makes friends with a smart witch named Hermione, and a brother of 6 named Ron. While at Hogwarts, Harry and his friends unwravel many mysteries of the past. I highly reccomend this book to most ages and hope others will follow my example in loving and sharing this book everywhere they go.
          • Ginny Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:15 am
            I am a fan with Harry Potter. It's very very very very very very very very very very cool. And magical.♥️🔮
            • Eggmayo Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10:28 am
              I love this book and I am reading the series about Harry Potter
              • fortniteman20
                fortniteman20Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm55 stars
                I think harry potter is great for kids that love magic.
                • shinebright
                  shinebrightThursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:43 am55 stars
                  I have read this series 20 thousand times :) BEST BOOK ever!!!!
                  • Carrie's war Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm
                    This book is very intense because alein has been in a human being so they kill him
                    • le2028Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:12 pm
                      woderful book can't stop reading it!