Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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... show more
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?
Publish date: November 8th 2004
Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
Go on a magical journey with Harry Potter as he meets new friends and discovers things he didn't know about himself. In his cupboard under the stairs, Harry believes he is an ordinary boy. But all that begins to change when a strange letter shows up with his name on it. As his uncle tries to keep...
Lexile Level: 880L J.K. Rowling's series has been extremely popular with people of all ages for years because of the incredible detailed world it describes and the lovable and well developed characters. Upper elementary students are always interested in reading this book and it is a wonderful seri...
The Harry Potter series will always be one of the best book series ever.
My first time reading the series, and what do I think?!Fantastic and magical!Even better than the film too! This story, the first in the Harry Potter series, is everything I had hoped for and more! There were moments in the story that were more vivid and descriptive than the film brought to life. It...
This review is more about the art. For a review of the text: click here. I've been collecting these the past few years as Christmas presents for my husband. They're beautifully done, but as a crazy fan, I of course have some issues. Kay is a fine artist, but its seems like many of his choices of s...