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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)

by J.K.Rowling (Author)

Synopsis

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: Children's ed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 26 Jun 1997

ISBN 10: 0747532745
ISBN 13: 9780747532743
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: It's a book about good versus evil, self discovery, friendship and a good rollicking tale into the bargain! Cult children's classic - 156,000 copies sold GOLD WINNER of the 1997 Nestle Smarties Book Prize (9-11yrs); WINNER of the British Book Awards' Children's Book of the Year 1997; WINNER of the Children's Book Award 1998
Prizes: Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 and Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997 and Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 1997. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1998 and Carnegie Medal 1998 and Children's Book Award: Long Novel Category 1998 and LA Carnegie Medal 1998.

Media Reviews
'I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I encountered an author who has had this effect on me. For the first time in years the book lives up to the hype perfection' Daily Express 'Extraordinarily vivid and exceptionally well-imagined' Independent on Sunday 'Rowling deserves all the plaudits that are being heaped upon her. For once, the word phenomenon is an understatement' Scotland on Sunday 'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children' Sunday Express
Author Bio
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was 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 two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 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.