Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By (author) J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 240g
  • 08 Oct 2001
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London
  • English
  • Classic celebratory ed
  • 0747558191
  • 9780747558194
  • 615

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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 70 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 in Edinburgh.

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Still think it's the best series

Just started the series again and I'm just as excited as when I first read it. Had to write something this time. Can't wait to get to the next book. Excited.show more
by BradleyG

BEST SERIES EVER

DEFINITELY A RECOMMENDED READ. BEST EVER I LOVE HARRY POTTERshow more
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My review

I loved this series and I recommend it to people of all ages. Both old and new will enjoy this tale of bravery, love and friendship.show more
by Olivia Stroeven

Great book

We all know the story so I will review the book I received from The Book Depository. It looks great! It's almost new. I am planning on collecting different editions of Harry Potter, and this is the first one from the "Celebratory Edition". I already ordered Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban, so I am looking forward to that one! Thank you Book Depository! :)show more
by John Paul Solatorio

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is about a young boy named Harry Potter who lives whith his dreadful, uptight and did i mention rude Anunt, Uncle + his fat, lazy cousin Dudley due to his parents diying in a car crash (cough cough). Over time at his Aunt and Uncles house harry has experienced many unexplainable things. For example: people walk around in robes and are in awe when they see him and Harry can make stuff dissapear. Harry does not know how thse are happening but his Aunt and Uncle do?? When harry finds out about these mysterious things by a very tall and bushy bearded man (Hagrid) Harry is brought to a School by the name of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizidary.show more
by Daniel Robbins