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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
by J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling Overview

Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry. Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined. Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

J.K. Rowling

About Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) Description

See also: Robert Galbraith Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch

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Original Title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ISBN 0439554934 (ISBN13: 9780439554930 ) Edition Language English Series Harry Potter #1 Characters Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Petunia Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley...more , Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Quirinus Quirrell, Rubeus Hagrid, Lord Voldemort, Minerva McGonagall, Neville Longbottom, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley, Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Molly Weasley, Poppy Pomfrey, Oliver Wood, Parvati Patil, Lavender Brown, Dean Thomas, James Potter, Lily Potter, Seamus Finnigan, Garrick Ollivander, Rolanda Hooch, Katie Bell, Dedalus Diggle, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger...less setting London, England, 1991 (United Kingdom) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, 1991 (United Kingdom) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, 1992 (United Kingdom) Literary Awards Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (2008), British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year (1998), Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury for 6-9 jaar en 10-12 jaar (2002), American Booksellers Book Of The Year Award for Children (1999), West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Younger Readers (2000) ...more Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2001), South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book Award (2001), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2000), Charlotte Award (2000), Nene Award (2000), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2000), Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2001), Blue Hen Book Award for Chapter Book (2001), Nevada Young Readers' Award for Young Reader Category (2000), Golden Archer Award for Middle/Junior High (2000), Indian Paintbrush Book Award (2000), Hotze de Roosprijs (2002), Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for 9–11 years (1997), Kinderboekwinkelprijs (1999), Parenting Book of the Year Award (1998), North East Teenage Book Award (1999), Specsavers National Book Award for Children's Book of the Year (1998), Washington State Sasquatch Award (2000), Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Kinderbuch (1999), Carnegie Medal Nominee (1997) ...less (547)