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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : Harry Potter Series : Book 1 - J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter Series : Book 1

Hardcover

Published: September 1997
For Ages: 9 years old
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A phenomenon like Harry Potter does not come along very often. The young wizard and his eager companions Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have inspired countless children to delve into reading with a fervor rarely seen, and we have J. K. Rowling to thank for that! Rowling has created a fantastic world of wizards and muggles, ghosts and trolls, and good and evil that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults all over the world.

About The Author

Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.

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5.0

Fantastic story, fantastic series.

By Hedwig

from Newcastle, AU

About Me Casual Reader

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Original Plot
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

    I purchased this book for my four children to read. I read it many years ago & finally my eldest is old enough to read it! It's a great story.

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    5.0

    Bought as present

    By Judy

    from Riverina

    About Me Bookworm

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Original Plot
    • Page Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Summer Reading
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

      Bought this book as a gift in hardcover for granddaughter collecting the Harry Potter books to keep. I try to buy hardcover whenever available they last much longer especially if you want to keep it in your collection.

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      The wonderfully witty and original story of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took the children's book world by storm when it was published in 1997, winning the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award and being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal that year. Potter, orphaned as a baby, discovers he is a wizard and is sent to Hogwarts School of Wizardry, where his lessons include potion-making and broomstick flying. (9-12 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

      ISBN: 9780747532699
      ISBN-10: 0747532699
      Series: Harry Potter Ser.
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 9 years old
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 224
      Published: September 1997
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
      Weight (kg): 0.29