Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (book 1)Rating
- Number of Pages: 320
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Harry Potter has no thought how famous he is. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. That's since he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's genuinely a wizard, just as his parents had been. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the distinctive curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his personal noble destiny.
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping beneath the stairs of a family who loathes you. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, piglike cousin Dudley. But inside the planet of wizards, small, skinny Harry is popular as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. In the nonmagic human world--the world of"Muggles"--Harry is truly a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents had been killed by the evil Voldemort. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in each and every flavor, like strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J. K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and also the Sorcerer's Stone.
A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence:"We are pleased to inform you that you happen to be accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig."Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly,"I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS! and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter as nicely because the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Ages 8 to 13) --Karin Snelson So far it has won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, the U. K. version of the Newbery Medal. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, initial published in England as Harry Potter together with the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win major awards in England.
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