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
2245 Book Reviews
  • rykycalo-162693574537
    rykycalo-162693574537about 1 month55 stars
    I love Harry Potter!
    • pink_koala
      pink_koalaabout 1 month55 stars
      I love Harry! He is so brave and smart! I recommend this book to people who like to read fantasy.
      • unipug2
        unipug2about 2 months
        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 Hermionemust face He-who-must-not-be-named, You-Know-Who, the dark Wizard Voldemort.
        • harrypotter9
          harrypotter9about 2 months55 stars
          I loved it!!! I think Harry is awesome!!!! He is brave, smart, and cute!!! I think if you love fantasy books, read Harry Potter! J.k Rowling did AWESOME with all the books in the series!
          • waterdroplet
            waterdroplet2 months11 star
            I love this book so much! I mean it is full of plot twists and so many unexpected points in the book. I guess it is truly magical.
            • zoeyyang
              zoeyyang2 months55 stars
              I love this
              • dorischou
                dorischou2 months55 stars
                i love this kind of fiction it gives us so much time to imagine!
                • catluver749
                  catluver7493 months55 stars
                  Great book it you want to get into the series
                  • lubear2
                    lubear23 months33 stars
                    my sister reads it I tried reading it not really a fan
                    • div558
                      div5583 months55 stars
                      I have not read this book. But I will.