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
  • peacemaker3000
    peacemaker3000about 2 months55 stars
    • watermeloneagle
      watermeloneagle2 months55 stars
      There once was a boy named Harry, destined to be a star. His parents were killed by Voldemort, who gave him a lightning scar. Yo Harry, your a wizard! Harry went to Hogwarts, he met Ron and Hermione. Professor Mcgonnagal requires he play for Griffindore. Draco is a daddy's boy and Quirrel becomes unemployed.
      • magicowl
        magicowl2 months55 stars
        Oh my gosh, Harry Potter is the best!!!!!!!! You should totally read this book and the whole series!
        • hxktxyoxi
          hxktxyoxi2 months55 stars
          Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is an amazing book. It let my imagination run wild. To be honest, I've watched all the movies, and I've found out that I am a Harry Potter fan. I enjoy the friendship between Ron, Harry, Herimone. And, the teamwork. This a seriously good book, and I totally recommond reading this ( and watching the movies if you have the time ).
          • harveyrodgers13
            This is a rip off. Harry Potter found the Philosophers stone not the sorcerers stone. Therefore, you should never read this book. It is a scam and a menace to society. It encourages young people to lie and copy others. I don’t know about you but I do not want the following generation to be poisoned by lies such as this. Finally, if you give this to your child, do not be surprised if it corrupts their beautiful and magical brain. They will never be the same again. So do everyone a favour and NEVER but this book. If you do then you might die.
            • nick05
              nick053 months55 stars
              I have read all of the Harry Potter books. When I was done with the books. I felt like the Harry Potter characters were my friends. I read the books a lot.
              • bruzose
                bruzose4 months44 stars
                Harry Potter has always believed his parents died in a car crash. But really though, how could a car crash kill Lily and James Potter? After a cannibalistic giant named Hagrid shows up at the vacation house, Harry's miserable life changes for the better or the worse. Noe he realizes his letters were from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So now that is where he is off to for his school years. Seven, to be exact. There is kooky teachers, new faces, zany things, and GHOSTS. There is Peeves the Poltergeist who is worth two locked doors and a trick stair case if you meet him while late for class. But these are minor problems. Harry is now having to face many dangers, now that he knows himself more. And the biggest one yet? Harry, Ron, and Hermione must face He-who-must-not-be-named, You-Know-Who, the dark Wizard Voldemort.
                • sifa12346
                  sifa123464 months
                  I love Harry Potter I have a search
                  • audrey_1234
                    audrey_12344 months55 stars
                    I love the book Harry Potter because its about a boy named Harry, and he finds out that his parents are wizards and he survived an evil wizard named Voldemort. He went to the wizard school called Hogwarts and he became a very famous Wizard in the school. I recommend this book and others should read it. This book has a lot of action.
                    • unidude
                      unidude4 months55 stars
                      Harry Potter is my favorite series in the whole world no matter what i sneak them in class so i can read them this book is about a boy that survived an evil wizard Voldemort and he has to get the sorcerer's stone with his friends Hermione and Ron on an epic quest then at the end Voldemort was secretly professor Quirrel and he tries to kill Harry but Dumbledore saves Harry Potter.