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

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Signature Edition Series : Book One

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Published: 1st November 2010
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Harry Potter is a seemingly ordinary boy but when he discovers that he's in fact a wizard and enrolled for his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, his whole world changes. This is the first book in the spellbinding Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!

About The Author

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 68 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Original Plot

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    • Gift

    Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

    I had all the Harry Potter series, but this first story is OK reading for my 9yr old grandson, who has the book and is reading it very slowly. So in order to keep all the stories in the series, as I am sure when he is older and able to cope with the unlikely story lines of the later books, I wanted to have access to them all.

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    'J.K.Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading' The Times 'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation ... the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children' Sunday Express 'The Harry Potter books are that rare thing, a series of stories adored by parents and children alike' Daily Telegraph 'Hooray for Harry Potter ... [Harry's] adventures are as funny as Roald Dahl's stories and as vivid as Narnia books - and adults seem to enjoy them as much as their children' Daily Mail

    ISBN: 9781408810545
    ISBN-10: 1408810549
    Audience: Children
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 1st November 2010
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.16

    J. K. Rowling

    J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

    Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

    Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed.

    Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

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