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Description - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747558194
ISBN-10: 0747558191
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling - Reviewed by (26 Jun 2011)

The very first book in the Harry Potter series and in my opinion the best.

Innocent, full of adventure and imagination.

Its a short book but it managed to pack so much in.

You are introduced to Harry Potter and he realizes that there is more to his life than sleeping in a closet.

He is introduced to the world of magic, the good and the evil.

Harry meets friends which he never had and finally fits in.

The book sets down some strong foundations for a fabulous series to come.

This book definitely lives up to the hype.

Excellent read 9 out of 10


Author Biography - J. K. Rowling

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 three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The 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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