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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Stephen Fry, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry,... show more
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry, curry, grass and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in JK Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the non-magical human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is renowned as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoilt, pig-like cousin Dudley. A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry". Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig ... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins.This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave children clamouring for a sequel. (Ages 8-13) --Karin Snelson, Amazon.com
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781907545030
Publisher: HNP
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
5.0 Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Illustrated by Jim Kay
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...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: I'm not sure its even worth bothering with a synopsis for this one, its freaking Harry Potter after all, but here goes anyway. A young boy who lives with his atrocious Aunt and Uncle and their hambeast troll child, is invited to attend a mysterious school for wizards he never even knew exi...
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it
Harry Potter lives with the Dursleys. Soon enough, Harry discovers that he is a legendary wizard and attends Hogwarts school. Harry quickly learns all of the problems of the wizarding world and must defeat Voldemort.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 My KYD Reads ... or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018
A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game! I had a wonderful time, while also advancing -- though with decidedly fewer new reads than I'd origianlly been planning -- my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). ...
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