Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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4.47 (9,191,803 ratings by Goodreads)

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The first adventure in the spellbinding Harry Potter saga - the series that changed the world of books forever

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

These classic editions of J.K. Rowling's internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature thrilling jackets by Jonny Duddle, bringing Harry Potter to the next generation of young readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 380g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781408855898
  • 36,723

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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 Independent
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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 * Independent * Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff * Mirror * Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes * Guardian * 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 * TLS *
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About J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: 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 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 78 languages.
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Rating details

4.47 out of 5 stars
- 9,191,803 ratings
5 65% (5,963,346)
4 23% (2,113,750)
3 8% (778,215)
2 2% (179,262)
1 2% (157,230)

Our customer reviews

For all you Potterheads out there and Newcomers to the series. Yes, this book is an absolute wonder! However, do not be fooled by the illustrated cover! This copy of Harry Potter is unfortunately not illustrated (Yes, I repeat. Not illustrated) Apparently after reading an article (which you can find here http://www.hypable.com/2014/03/20/bloomsbury-harry-potter-childrens-series-books/) states that this copy should not be confused with the 2015 fully illustrated Harry Potter book. (Which is currently being in development for release in early 2015) I can honestly say, that I was astonished to see while flicking through the pages, no illustrations. Although, If you're a newcomer to the Harry Potter series, certainly give this a read as it is a fantastic book which will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish and if you're a Potterhead (Like me) then you will surely be reunited with the "Boy Who Lived" all over again. So, sit back and enjoy the wondrous and magical ride that is called "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"show more
by Libby Weatherall
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