Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to... show more
For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.
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.
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
A book I can return to time and time again. This time I'm listening to the audio. I love Jim Dale's interpretation.
Yes, it is still as fun and as thrilling as reading it the first time. And, ... I completely forgot that Norbert had a teddy.
This is not so much a review, but more a reminder to myself to indulge in rereads of these audiobooks at least once every couple of years. I love Jim Dale's narration so much. It really enhances these already charming and delightful stories.
Re-read (2X) Bridget's Book Ramblings for my thoughts. My original thoughts linked in this blog. (Opens in new window)
Read this series 7 years ago. This time I'm listening on Audible. The whole fam loves this story, and it was really fun listening to the last couple hours of the first book while in the car yesterday. I thought my teenagers were busying themselves with something else in the back seat when my 13-y...