Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- Number of Pages: 320
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
What did Harry Potter know about magic? But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, exactly where it turns out Harry is already famous. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. Full color.
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping below the stairs of a household who loathes you. But inside the globe of wizards, small, skinny Harry is popular as a survivor inside the wizard who attempted to kill him. This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J. K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He is left only getting 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. In the nonmagic human world--the world of"Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents had been killed by the evil Voldemort. 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 flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself!
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 have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 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."Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Ages 8 to 13) --Karin Snelson Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first published in England as Harry Potter along with all the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win main awards in England."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.
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