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, 336 pages
Published on August 27, 2013 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545582881
ISBN-13: 9780545582889
2265 Book Reviews
  • civics
    civics11 days
    I think I will like this book!!!😀
    • civics
      civics11 days
      I have never read this book how is it?🤔
      • cici_of_the_sky
        cici_of_the_sky13 days55 stars
        I like this book, but it's the Philosopher's stone, isn't it?
        • newsreader277
          newsreader2774 days55 stars
          The name has been changed in the US at least
        • cici_of_the_sky
          cici_of_the_sky13 days55 stars
          It is so amazing to have Harry Potter be read online, and it's free! (I personally have the set and the Hogwarts library at home) And what's better is that once you start reading, you'll never want to part with it!
          • cosmickitty
            cosmickitty16 days22 stars
            I love the series! Especially the second and third books! But, since this is about the first book, I did not really like it. some parts are interesting but personally, a lot of the book is boring. Overall it is fine. I guess. For people who are reading this, remember this is how I personally feel about the first book and if you disagree I understand.
            • purplepearls
              purplepearls16 days55 stars
              I love this book. I read it when I was pretty young--it gave me the creeps. And I couldn't sleep for two nights after watching the movie thinking You-Know-Who was gonna bust open the door! :) Nevertheless, AMAZING book.
            • pastelea
              pastelea19 days55 stars
              This was the first time that I have read a Harry Potter! And to my surprise I really liked it. If you do watch the movie for this book it is an older movie 21 years old! I think the book is better....any way on to the book reveiw! So Harry potters parents die from vol- You-Know-Who! And then harry goes and lives with his aunt,uncle and cousin. Which they do not really like him much since his parents were.wizards and Harry doesn't know! They make him sleep in the cupboard under the stairs which is not that bad but not the best. The family keeps on getting letters! From Hogwarts!!!!! Trying to contact Harry but they will not let him. Then they start coming down the chimney! And the farther makes them go away from the letters. They end up finding a shack to stay in. The shark was very small and they did not really have anything to light the fire with. Then Hagrid comes and knocks down the door! Gives Harry the letter and tells him everything he needs to know. Hagrid comes and takes harry to Diegon Alley he goes to a vault and gets money that his parents left him. Then he goes and buys all the things he needs to have for Hogwarts. Then he heads to the platform 9 3/4 and is off to Hogwarts! On the train he meets Ron Weasly they end up being friends and he explains some things to Harry about wizard stuff since he came from a jungle family. They get to Hogwarts and they meet the sorting hat. Which tells them which house they are in. Slithern, Huffle Puff,Raven Claw or Grfendor harry aids up getting Grfendor along with Ron and Hermione. They have a big feast and end up going to bed. They had classes the nest day. Couple months latter it is christmas! And harry gets and invisibility cloak and he uses it to sneak around the school at night. He finds a mirror that shows him his parents and other family members. He finds a three headed dog named fluffy. And it was guarding a trap door!!! They end up finding out that the soccer's stone is there. You-Know-Who is trying to get it to but Harry ends up geting it!!! After the school year all Tue kids go home and wait for the nest cortor.
              • water_crystal
                water_crystal19 days55 stars
                I really love this book!!!! Soooo much!!!!!! ❤ Beautiful writing, lovable characters, great storyline and more!!!! ❤❤❤
                • peanutmuffin
                  peanutmuffinabout 1 month55 stars
                  Honestly, I really like this book. The first three books in this series are my favourite (Especially the second one). There are a lot of things I really like about this book. First of all, I like the setting of this book. Second of all, I really like the friendship of Harry and his two other friends which are Hermione and Ron. Except these I love some particular scenes in the book which if I talk about it now the review is gonna be so long. But, anyways it's an amazing book!!
                  • zyvidupyfuti
                    zyvidupyfuti19 days55 stars
                    i love the review it took alote of 5 stars and thombs up
                  • edwardhp101010
                    edwardhp101010about 1 month55 stars
                    This book is scarry and exciting at the same time.