Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 132.08 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • American ed
  • 059035342X
  • 9780590353427
  • 8,139

Review quote

* "Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl."*Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Rowling's wonderful ability to put a fantastic spin on sports, student rivalry, and eccentric faculty contributes to the humor, charm, and, well, delight of her utterly captivating story."*Booklist, starred review * "Harry himself is the perfect confused and unassuming hero, whom trouble follows like a wizard's familiar. After reading this entrancing fantasy, readers will be convinced that they, too, could take the train to Hogwarts School, if only they could find Platform Nine and Three Quarters at the King's Cross Station."*School Library Journal, starred reviewshow more

Rating details

4,565,071 ratings
4.43 out of 5 stars
5 62% (2,844,588)
4 24% (1,109,489)
3 10% (440,993)
2 2% (98,438)
1 2% (71,563)

Our customer reviews

This is the third time I've read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I really enjoyed reading this along with Pottermore. Pottermore incorporates a lot of the details mentioned in the story. It was fun to pay attention to the little details this time since I know the story so well. I also liked reading the bonus material she wrote on Pottermore - it adds a lot to the story. I don't know if I realized this before, but J.K. Rowling is excellent at showing and not telling. For example: "[Mr. Dursley] hummed "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and as he worked, jumped at small noises." She doesn't have to say that he's starting to lose it because I've decided that for myself. The books have so many fun characters that aren't in the movies. I love how optimistic and humble Harry is. I also like how light-hearted and quirky the books are. The movies tend to focus on the darker aspects of the story. I never get tired of reading these books.show more
by Jessica B
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