Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

By J.K. Rowling

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Book 1 of 8 in the  Harry Potter Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8V5.577508
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

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.

For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-13: 9780545582889
ISBN-10: 0545582881
Published on 8/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 336

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Excellent Series. High recommended both the movie and the book

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone tells the story of a boy who lives with is evil uncle, aunt, and cousin. And he has not had a birthday party in 11 years! But that all changes when he gets an invitation to Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. He meets new friends along the way, like the smart one named Hermione and Ron who is just well there. He also meets some unusual things like an invisible from his dead father, a mirror of erased, and even sees and fights a giant! But the most mysterious thing is the sorcerers stone. It was hard for Harry's first year in Hogwarts but he managed. If you like a book about magic, adventure, comedy, and friendship this is a perfect series just for you.

I just watched the movies so now I'm reading all the books and so far, the movies are very accurate.

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is a spellbinding tale that enchants readers of all ages with its irresistible blend of magic, friendship, and adventure. From the moment we step into the mystical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, J.K. Rowling transports us into a realm where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the impossible becomes possible. Through her vivid imagination and rich storytelling, Rowling creates a universe brimming with fantastical creatures, enchanting spells, and hidden mysteries waiting to be uncovered. At the heart of the story is Harry Potter, a young boy who discovers that he is no ordinary child, but a wizard with a destiny far greater than he could ever imagine. As Harry navigates the halls of Hogwarts and delves into the secrets of his past, we are drawn into a captivating adventure filled with danger, discovery, and the power of love. Rowling's characters are as vibrant and endearing as ever, from the brave and loyal Hermione Granger to the mischievous and loyal Ron Weasley. But it is Harry himself who steals the show, with his courage, resilience, and unwavering sense of justice inspiring readers to believe in the magic within themselves. What truly sets "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" apart is its universal appeal. Whether you're a child discovering the wizarding world for the first time or an adult revisiting the magic of your youth, Rowling's story captivates and delights with its timeless themes of friendship, bravery, and the power of hope. In conclusion, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is a literary masterpiece that continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of readers around the world. With its enchanting storytelling, unforgettable characters, and timeless message of courage and friendship, it's a book that deserves every bit of praise it has received. Whether you're a fan of fantasy or simply love a good story, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

I love this book soo much! I've also been working on reading the other books.

I decided to read this because my friend (Caitlin) is a mega harry potter fan and she kept talking about Harry Potter and I had no idea what she was talking about so I started reading this book and I guess my 'potterheadness' all started from there... Reviewed by Slytherin4Life

I thought that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was really cool. It was worth reading. It is my second favorite book.my favorite chapter is the last one. it is called the man with two heads. In my opinion, this book should be ages 7 and up. It was great!

This book is soooo good for sure 10 out of 10. Also fun fact this book was not supposed to be a classic but it had become a classic!

This book is so beautiful I loved the part where when Hermione says .”it’s leviOsa not levosA.” Harry lives with his uncle amd aunt with his annoying cousin Dudley. Harry is known as weak and pathetic to the human worlds but smart and brave in the wizarding world.

Nice summary! Also, I loved that part too!

If anyone who read the comment who has not read the book, the uncles name is Vernan and the aunts name is Peutunia.

I read this book at home love it i think my friend is on his 8 time round the WHOLE series

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