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

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter Illustrated Edition : Book 1

By: J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 6th October 2015
For Ages: 10+ years old
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The landmark publishing event of 2015 - a full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with breathtaking illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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5.0

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  • Great for any age (26)
  • Takes you to another world (26)
  • Well written (26)
  • Easy to read (25)
  • Deserves multiple readings (23)

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  • Older readers (9)
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5.0

I bought this book for my 8 yr old grandson. He loves it

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from Stanthorpe Qld Au

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  • Takes You To Another World

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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

    Beautiful illustations and perfect for young Harry Potter fans .

     
    5.0

    fantastic book

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    from WA, AUSTRALIA

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    • Well Written

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      Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

      Use this book as a Christmas gift to my daughter

       
      5.0

      Loved by my grandchild.

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      from Hobart. Tasmania

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      Pros

      • Compelling Characters
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Great For Any Age
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

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        • Gift
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        Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

        Special gift.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

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        from Melbourne, Australia

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        • Original Story
        • Takes You To Another World

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          Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

          This book is a beautiful collectors item. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful!

           
          5.0

          Great illustrations and compelling to read

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          from Australia

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          Pros

          • Compelling Characters
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Takes You To Another World
          • Well Written

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            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

            This book is great.. my grandsons age 11 and 5 enjoy hearing me read this to them..the pictures are an extra bonus for the 5 yr old . The 11 year old will read it alone..but he likes to be read to sometimes as well. If i have them to stay overnight...i know they will enjoy listening to it together.
            I would definitely recommend it.

             
            5.0

            Such a beautiful book!

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            from Sydney, Australia

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            Pros

            • Compelling Characters
            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Great For Any Age
            • Original Story
            • Takes You To Another World
            • Well Written

            Cons

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              • Collectible
              • Gift
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

              Wow. This is such a beautiful book! The illustrations are so gorgeous I just keep pulling it out and staring at them. The illustrator has made them so detailed and hidden little messages in the background, it's like a where's Wally! Love it.

               
              5.0

              Lovely book with stunning illustrations

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              from sydney

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              • Easy To Read
              • Great For Any Age
              • Takes You To Another World

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                Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

                I have purchased three already.

                 
                5.0

                A beautiful book, will become a classic

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                from Canberra, Australia

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                • Compelling Characters
                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Great For Any Age
                • Original Story
                • Takes You To Another World
                • Well Written

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                  Best Uses

                  • Beautiful collector's item
                  • Family classic heirloom
                  • Gift
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

                  J.K. Rowling broke the mould with her fabulous Harry Potter stories. This beautifully produced version of the first novel as a picture book is really special. I purchased it just for that reason, and one day hope to be reading it to grandchildren and passing it on. Looking forward to future releases of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories with similar illustrations - what a special series set that will make eventually.

                   
                  5.0

                  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the Best Book.

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                  from Rostrevor Sth Australia .

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                  Pros

                  • Compelling Characters
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Great For Any Age
                  • Takes You To Another World
                  • Well Written

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                  • Great to Read

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                  • Older Readers

                  Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

                  Harry Potter Book is So Easy to Read & all the colorful pictures really adds to the story.

                   
                  5.0

                  A beautiful keepsake for my grand daughter

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                  from Toowoomba Queensland. Australia

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                  • Compelling Characters
                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Great For Any Age
                  • Original Story
                  • Takes You To Another World
                  • Well Written

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                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

                    A classic book presented in its most beautifully illustrated form

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                    "The most handsome and desirable gift book of the year. It is stunning ... with full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling's vision but revitalising the story for a new generation Bookseller. I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry".

                    "One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times" - Sunday Telegraph

                    "The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood" - Times Literary Supplement

                    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.

                    Visit J. K. Rowling's Booktopia Author Page


                    ISBN: 9781408845646
                    ISBN-10: 1408845644
                    Audience: Children
                    For Ages: 10+ years old
                    Format: Hardcover
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 256
                    Published: 6th October 2015
                    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
                    Country of Publication: GB
                    Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 22.6  x 2.6
                    Weight (kg): 1.0
                    Edition Number: 1
                    Edition Type: Illustrated