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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rowling, J. K. (Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Authors: Rowling, J. K.
Title: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Publisher: New York : A.A. Levine Books, 1998
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: vi, 309 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
Notes: "Year 1"--Spine
Sequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Contents: The Boy Who Lived
The Vanishing Glass
The Letters from No One
The Keeper of the Keys
Diagon Alley
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
The Midnight Duel
Halloween
Quidditch
The Mirror of Erised
Nicolas Flamel
Norbert The Norwegian Ridgeback
The Forbidden Forest
Through the Trapdoor
The Man with Two Faces
Summary: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Awards & Distinctions: ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary
ISBN: 0590353403
9780590353403
059035342X
9780590353427
0758700164
9780758700162
Branch Call Number: j ROWLING
Performers: Read by Jim Dale.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.5 12
Subject Headings: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Weasley, Ron (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) Juvenile fiction Wizards Juvenile fiction Magic Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction England Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)
Weasley, Ron (Fictitious character)
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
Wizards
Magic
Schools
LCCN: 97039059
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A young wizard and his friends attend Hogwarts, a school for wizards where something is always happening.

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry's round spectacles started a fashion craze in real life... and the image of him, with tape holding the glasses together at the bridge of his nose, is one of the most heartbreaking images of his life pre-Hogwarts.


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Oct 28, 2014
  • Bubblegum42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book! For a while I only had that book of the series, I read it 3 times before I got the 2nd book!

Enchanting, delightful and suspenseful, Harry Potter is my go-to comfort read. This book series is for all ages!

One of my favorite series. Harry Potter brings fun and adventure into the lives of anyone who reads it, also a great way to engage children with reading.

Terrifically entertaining.

Aug 29, 2014
  • katie0808 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING BOOK AND SERIES!!!

Aug 08, 2014
  • MoonRiver5301 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book started my love of reading. It's one of the best series ever! I probably read it 1000 times, and I never get tired of it, it's that good.

Aug 03, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

after rereading the Harry Potter series twice and not knowing what to do with the rest of your life? totally

Jul 31, 2014
  • Auto957 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE this series so much!!! I have read it tons of times and encourage everyone else to read the series!

Jul 29, 2014
  • randomlyreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To me Harry Potter is a classic. It's one of those series that you can read again and again without getting tired of it.

The world that the books created was simply magical and the characters were all so well developed.

I have many friends who refuse to read this purely because they "don't like wizards" or because everyone else already spoiled the plot for them. But in reality, the books are so much more than people give them credit for. So seriously, everyone has to give this book a try.

Jul 28, 2014
  • iamlord_voldemort rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of the best in the series no doubt!

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Oct 28, 2014
  • Bubblegum42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 09, 2014
  • MrsHarryPotter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 05, 2014
  • ilovelicoriceandpenelope rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 29, 2014
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Jul 31, 2014
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Jul 19, 2014
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Jul 11, 2014
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Jun 24, 2014
  • orange_falcon_35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

Jun 20, 2014
  • elised26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter is a 10 year old boy who's parents died in a car accident while he just got a scar when his head banged the car. He know lives with his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley who all despise him. He is just an ordinary boy with a miserable life and letters from a wierd school which his uncle and aunt hate. On his eleventh birthday, a huge man called Hagrid comes to his house to tell him the truth: Turns out, he is a wizard, his parents were killed by the most feared wizard of all time, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort, and he survived with a lightning scar. And all these letters come from the best wicthcraft and wizardry school in England. Arrived at that school, he meets 2 students who become his friends: Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. And a enemy, Draco Malfoy. He then discovers that there is something hidden in the school and that someone wants to get it. Would he discover who it really is before its too late?

Jun 19, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Before the start of the novel, Voldemort, considered the most evil and powerful dark wizard in history, killed Harry's parents but mysteriously vanished after trying to kill the infant Harry. While the wizarding world was celebrating Voldemort's downfall, Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid placed the one year-old orphan in the care of his Muggle (non-wizard) uncle and aunt: Vernon and Petunia Dursley.
For ten years, they and their son Dudley neglected, tormented and abused Harry. Shortly before Harry's eleventh birthday, a series of letters addressed to Harry arrive, but Vernon destroys them before Harry can read them. To get away from the letters, Vernon takes the family to a small island. As they are settling in, Hagrid bursts through the door to tell Harry what the Dursleys have kept him from finding out: Harry is a wizard and has been accepted at Hogwarts.
Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley, a magically-concealed shopping precinct in London, where Harry is bewildered to discover how famous he is among wizards as "the boy who lived". He also finds that he is quite wealthy, since a bequest from his parents has remained on deposit at Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Guided by Hagrid, he buys the books and equipment he needs for Hogwarts. At the wand shop, he finds that the wand that suits him best is the twin of Voldemort's; both wands contain feathers from the same phoenix

Jun 18, 2012
  • Green_Mouse_4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter is just a normal British boy - until a giant visits him on his eleventh birthday and informs Harry that he is a wizard.

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Aug 03, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: you're insulting the life given to you by not reading the Harry Potter series at lease twice

Jul 01, 2014
  • elised26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Magical...

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Aug 08, 2014
  • MoonRiver5301 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"They stuff people's heads down the toilets on the first day," he said. "Want to come and practice?"

"No thanks," said Harry. "The poor toilet's never had anything as your head down it- it might be sick." Then he ran, before Dudley could figure out what he'd said.

Aug 03, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“So light a fire!" Harry choked. "Yes...of course...but there's no wood!" Hermione cried, wringing her hands. "HAVE YOU GONE MAD!" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”

Aug 03, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

Aug 03, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –"
"Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet."
"Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”

Jul 01, 2014
  • elised26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Interesting," said Ollivander dreamily. "Very interesting"...

Jun 24, 2014
  • orange_falcon_35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm Harry, Just.... Just Harry!"

Jun 06, 2014
  • green_horse_2312 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends
-dumbeldore

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

"Your a wizard Harry." -Hagrid

Oct 01, 2013
  • cmorrison81600 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore

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