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

Book 1 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
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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
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  • Interested Monday, January 4, 2021 at 10:23 pm
    I think this book is great, a wizard called Harry Potter loses his parents when he's young, he then lives with his uncle and auntie who are not kind to Harry. When he is eleven Hagrid, a half-giant takes Harry to buy his books, robes and wand to go to a wizard school. He makes friends with two other students, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry finds out about the philosopher's stone and belives that a teacher wants to steal the stone, so he looks for it, but finds a different teacher trying to steal it, they reveal that they are sharing their body with the person that murdered Harry's parents, Lord Voldemort. Harry kills Quirrel (the teacher that is stealing the stone), but Lord Voldemort survives and injuries Harry. He wakes up in the hospital of the school and is ready for the next year.
    • aininakifaaidan
      aininakifaaidanFriday, January 1, 2021 at 1:48 am55 stars
      It is fun!
      • Tamika Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:34 pm
        I love Samsung kids
        • hermionereader
          hermionereaderThursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm55 stars
          I'm almost done with this book and I LOVE it! I'm kinda behind in Harry Potter. Everyone else has read all the books, seen all the movies, gotten all the merchandise, and visited the Wizarding World at Universal Studios, and I haven't done any of those yet, except for reading this! I must say though, I'm OBSESSED! Harry Potter is the kind of book you need to sit down and pay attention to, so I'd recommend reading this before bed or when you have 20 minutes (at least) to sit down and get comfy and in the right headspace. If not, you might not be paying full attention and could possibly forget some characters, since one missed character could confuse you for the whole book! Anyway, so far this book is super cool. It includes wizards, magic, and friendship together. I love all things wizards but don't like fantasy-type books that much, so this book is perfect! I so badly wish I could go to Hogwarts. :( One last thing I recommend is to read the book before the movie. I don't know, that's just what I'm gonna do and I think it'll keep you motivated to get through the series if you do this. All in all, I really recommend this book!
          • go_pottah_1980
            go_pottah_1980Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3:18 pm55 stars
            I love your username!!
          • My name is NoelWednesday, December 23, 2020 at 5:39 am
            I love Draco so much he is funny he is cool When you are book not ride then now you not wat are cool. And merry christmas and a happy new year🎄
            • lLerone gbuf HIMonday, December 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm
              I 'm going to read this amazing E book
              • Isocrazy.com Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:39 pm
                I have read all the Harry Potter books and I think that this starts the series off really well
                • cool_dogs
                  cool_dogsTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm
                  great book it's so awesome once you finish reading this book you instantly want to read the next it's so addicting the book :D
                  • geeths_09
                    geeths_09Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:44 am55 stars
                    It is amazing i saw the movie i wish there was giveaway in this book desperately want it
                    • ramzilla99
                      ramzilla99Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:07 am55 stars
                      book is better than the movie.
                    • tobio_kageyama
                      tobio_kageyamaSunday, December 13, 2020 at 8:26 pm55 stars
                      It is an amazing book! I personally recommend it to everyone who likes adventure, mystery, magic, and friendship,this is definitely the right book for you. 😁