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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J. K. Rowling

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages, Classic celebratory Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 2001
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

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New edition celebrating over 100 million copies of the Harry Potter series sold worldwide GOLD WINNER of the 1997 Nestle Smarties Book Prize (9-11yrs); WINNER of the British Book Awards' Children's Book of the Year 1997; WINNER of the Children's Book Award 1998 For a full list of prizes please see the website

About the Author

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 350 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

EAN: 9780747558194
ISBN: 0747558191
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 centimetres (0.17 kg)
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8 review(s)
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James Petherick on
I loved this book so much. It is extremely well written by J.K Rowling. It has a fascinating story line and is better than the movie.
denise McCartney on
the first book of the harry potter series i absolutely love this book.
i highly recommend it. :)
Harriet Gerbert on
finally, a book worthy of a celebratory edition! this is perhaps the most celebrated series of all time, breaking count less records in selling out within the first days of publication. where better to start this magical journey than with the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?
Fiona Dean on
This is just like the other Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, except that the cover is sparklier. Do not be taken in, there are no freebies. But it's still an excellent book, which drags in you in right from the first page. It's great. It's amazing. It's famous. And it's filled to the brim with mysteries... mayhem... and, as everybody knows, that wonderful hogwarts magic!
H.A. Sutton on
great first book. unlike some first books, this one manages to hook you in right from the very first page, when we start to sympathise with poor harry, an unsuspecting boy who does not know that he is actually a wizard. he then travels to the legendary wizarding school called hogwarts, where a lot of fun and danger awaits him!
Jennifer Chen on
go back and get to know harry potter when he was just a budding wizard and yet to have his first encounter with the evil lord voldermort who killed his parents. a thoroughly refreshing tale filled with pure magic, you will never get tired of reading harry potter's adventures..i know i haven't yet.
melvin riley on
the first title in the all famout harry potter series, harry potter and the philosophers stone kick starts one of the most famous series of books, and i can see why, the story is fantastic and the idea of a boy wizard is priceless, you must go out and buy this book, it is just that good.
Claude Hugwell on
If you haven't Heard of Harry Potter then its time to move out from under that rock!

JK Rowling's Creation is a brilliant creation which carry's its reader through the a magical world which runs parallel to (but hidden from) our life. The Story threads, seemingly simple to begin with, weave into a complex fabric which encourages the reader to expand their reading so that every clue, however small, is understood.

Orphaned at a young age Harry is raised by his Aunt and Uncle, who treat him as a servant, It is not until his eleventh birthday that the Magical world fully envelopes him.

Now with his Friends Ron and Hermione. Harry struggles to master his wizardly powers, while Various powers try to destroy him. Powers which lead back to Voldemort the Man who Killed his Parents and who's very name evokes fear in the Wizarding Community.

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