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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)

by J. K. Rowling

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Harry Potter (1)

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  tabicham | Jul 22, 2017 |
"Harry Potter has a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry -- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable." This was an extremely popular book that I just couldn't enjoy no matter how hard I tried.
  KimHoffmann | Jul 19, 2017 |
So i finally actually read this and while i did like it; the movie followed it extremely close so wasn't impressed by story itself; definitely is a good children’s book though
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  longhorndaniel | Jul 19, 2017 |
So this was a really nice visit back--I wasn't as disappointed as I was afraid I might be? Rereading this was really like being immersed back into a familiar world, which was really nice to experience. Which isn't to say that there weren't questions raised--wow did I not like Dumbledore this time around, and my initial feelings about Snape (I felt VERY BADLY at like 5 or 6 when I first read it that I assumed he was the bad guy and he WASN'T but guess what y'all he's still a Terrible Man even if he's maybe the Least Terrible in this book?)

I don't know that it felt as groundbreaking as it did when I first visited the series (and I did read them out of order at the beginning, at least in terms of reading them for myself,) but it certainly felt cozy and like a nice safe place to be, and for that I am glad I reread it. ( )
  aijmiller | Jul 18, 2017 |
I have been meaning to read this book for ages. It finally came up in a challenge I am doing, so I figured this was the time. I read it during Dewey's 24 hr read-a-thon. I knew I would like the story itself as I have seen all the movies and was already familiar with the characters and basic plot. I am sorry it took me so long to finally read it. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
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Rowling, J. K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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for Jessica, who loves stories,
for Anne, who loved them too,
and for Di, who heard this one first.
First words
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Quotations
The wand chooses the wizard, remember…I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter…After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.
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Initially published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
The change to 'Sorcerer' is in the US title.

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Orphaned as a baby, Harry Potter has spent 11 awful years living with his mean aunt, uncle, and cousin Dudley. But everything changes for Harry when an owl delivers a mysterious letter inviting him to attend a school for wizards. At this special school, Harry finds friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, as well as a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter. From an author who has been compared to C. S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, this enchanting, funny debut novel won England's National Book Award and the prestigious Smarties Prize. 

(Charles Duff Review below)

What else can you say about Harry Potter....phenomena...landmark...revolutionary...historic.  Whether its read to young children or children read it themselves.  Harry Potter is removed from the torment of his Aunt and Uncle and attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  It's almost an automatic choice for independent reading.  English teachers could use this, since so many read it, to offer up blogging opportunities for sharing thoughts and opinions on the text.  Here is a link for teachers on some teaching resources for the Harry Potter series: http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/teac...
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Harry's a wizard
studies magic at Hogwarts
fights possessed teacher
(asbunny)
A wizard child
saves his school from a Dark Lord
and makes some new friends.
(marcusbrutus)
Orphaned a baby
but growing up unknowing
he is a wizard
(Firefox-Flame_dancer)
Went with a strange man

because he gave me chocolate.

Almost got murdered.

(CathWhitney)

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

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