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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1) - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1)
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In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a... show more
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry's history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, attacked and killed his parents in an attempt to kill Harry; but the only mark on Harry was a mysterious lightning-bolt scar on his forehead. Now he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the headmaster is the great wizard Albus Dumbledore. Harry visits Diagon Alley to get his school supplies, especially his very own wand. To get to school, he takes the Hogwarts Express from platform nine and three-quarters at King's Cross Station. On the train, he meets two fellow students who will become his closest friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry is assigned to Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, and soon becomes the youngest-ever Seeker on the House Quidditch team. He also studies Potions with Professor Severus Snape, who displays a deep and abiding dislike for Harry, and Defense Against the Dark Arts with nervous Professor Quirrell; he and his friends defeat a mountain troll, help Hagrid raise a dragon, and explore the wonderful, fascinating world of Hogwarts. But all events lead irrevocably toward a second encounter with Lord Voldemort, who seeks an object of legend known as the Sorcerer's Stone…
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00728DYRO
Publisher: Pottermore Limited
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
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Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Illustrated by Jim Kay
Yes, I am actually going to review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. (While quietly lamenting that Bloomsbury thought Americans wouldn’t be smart enough to recognise what a philosopher is.) I’ve only read the series once, and it was after each book had been released, so it’s been a long ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
2.0 Quaint Britishness: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling
(original review, 1999)One of the main things that Harry Potter has taught me is that people who dismiss the series out of hand and people who laud it as the best thing since sliced bread are equally annoying. People who dismiss it tend to be those who are overly eager to demonstrate how terribly ma...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated edition) ★★★★★
I don’t have anything to add about this book – the story, the characters, the complex world that JK Rowling created – that I didn’t say on my last re-read. I love it as much now as I did when I first picked up the audiocassettes from a bargain bin, skeptical but figuring that I ought to see what the...
Lori's Little House of Reviews.
Lori's Little House of Reviews. rated it
4.5 Still loving this book, even if it wasn't my favorite of the series.
I really loved my reread of this book, its the only book that I have ever reread. So from here out, it will be like I am reading the series for the first time because it's been along time, since I read the rest in the series, since around 16 or 17 years Now I really love how Harry meet Ron, his fa...
Ms. Benson's Book Blog
Ms. Benson's Book Blog rated it
5.0
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...
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