Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Bloomsbury, 2004 - Children's stories - 332 pages
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When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping his hideous Muggle guardians for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.

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The pace is brisk, delivered in efficient prose. - LibraryThing
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What an great idea, but my God what atrocious writing! - LibraryThing
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"Yer a wizard, 'Arry" Currently re-re-reading for the 15th time now, still gets better every time you re-read. I just love everything about the Wizarding World from Hogwarts to the Burrow to the ... Read full review

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonewas 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 andThe 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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