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
2248 Book Reviews
  • nick05
    nick057 days55 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
      bruzose25 days44 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
        sifa1234628 days
        I love Harry Potter I have a search
        • audrey_1234
          audrey_1234about 1 month55 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
            unidudeabout 1 month55 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.
            • audrey_1234
              audrey_1234about 1 month55 stars
              Harry Potter is amazing like it is my fav. I have seen all the movies. And my fav place at universal is the Harry Potter Land because it is fun and the drink is so so so so super good!!! There is a dragon that shoots real fire there so there is real fire coming out of the dragons mouth.
              • hadley_theslaye
                hadley_theslayeabout 1 month55 stars
                great book I love the Imaganishen
                • aces
                  acesabout 1 month55 stars
                  I really like this book. I really recommend for fantasy readers, or readers who are around 7-12 years old. Harry Potter is personally my favourite book series. I really recommend.
                  • sparklecorn
                    sparklecornabout 1 month55 stars
                    I have read this before and it is sooo good.I just started this series and I am on book 3
                    • eagle_fan11
                      eagle_fan11about 1 month55 stars
                      I absolutely love the Harry Potter Series! If you like mystery, fantasy, and just a tiny bit of scaryness, then I would DEFINITELY recommend those books! When baby Harry is born, his parents get killed by Voldemort, known as You-Know-Who. His mother died saving him, but Harry got a scar the shape of lightning. He lives with his aunt and uncle and cousin, Dudley. After about ten years with his horrible family and getting bullied by Dudley, a Giant named Hagrid sends him a bunch of letters. When his aunt and uncle doesn’t let Harry see it, Hagrid storms into the house and tells Harry that he is a wizard. Harry’s aunt and uncle told him that his parents died in a car crash. After Hagrid says that his parents were killed by Voldemort, Harry realizes that they lied. Later, Hagrid brings Harry to a school for witches and wizards. Harry makes friends with a boy named Ronald Weasley and a girl named Hermione Granger. They figure out a secret and goes on many adventures! I’m not going to say any more because I don’t want to spoil the story of the book to you. Again, I highly recommend the Harry Potter series! You should like it! In fact, many people do!!! :)