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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J.…

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (original 1997; edition 1998)

by J. K. Rowling (Author)

Series: Harry Potter (1)

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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.
Title:Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Authors:J. K. Rowling (Author)
Info:Scholastic Press (1998), 309 pages
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (1997)

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Possible Pop Sugar 2020 Prompts: Bildungsroman, 4 star rating on GoodReads, Banned Book, Written more than 20 books, More than 20 letters in the title, 20th century published date.

I can't remember the last time I reread this series, and I was inspired to reread it because I did a movie rewatch. Still magical, but not my favorite in the series, although there were some moments that I felt were even funnier now that I'm grown. Still stand by the fact that I hate Snape. ( )
  rachelreading | Oct 17, 2020 |
After Harry Potter's parents die when he's a baby, he is sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle. They lie to him about his parent's identities, and he grows up believing they died in a car crash. When an employee from Hogwarts shows up on his 11th birthday, he discovers that he is actually a wizard, and this information has been kept from him for years. He goes to Hogwarts where he discovers he has an enemy named Voldemort. Harry and his new friends make it their mission to find the sorcerer's stone in Hogwarts after they uncover that Voldemort is after it. This would be a good book for upper elementary because it's a book that most children like and it can help the children get into chapter books. Harry is also the age of older elementary students, so they could relate to him in this way.
  briannawallace | Oct 15, 2020 |
This is my favorite book because the movie went by the book fully and it's enjoyable to read. First off this book is based on a boy named Harry Potter who is extraordinary and has a background that everyone knows. He gets raised by his aunt and uncle who in my opinion don't really care for Harry, because his parents died. Until one day he gets an unexpected letter from this place called Hogwarts that is a school for wizards. When the school doesn't hear anything from Harry they decide to send Hagrid off to get him and bring him to Hogwarts, to become who his parents were. Also, he starts finding out the truth of why his parents died and why he is famous. I believe the author put this book out there for kids who are teens or even adults to read this book who are into magic and fantasy. To implement this in the classroom I would have students read this book and test the students, have classroom discussions, and homework worksheets to see if they are understanding the book. It's good for middle school students to read and hope they go back to read it again in the future, which I will soon. ( )
  alexandrademack22 | Oct 11, 2020 |
Excellent. The illustrations are gorgeous and add to the story. This isn't my first reading of this one so I was happy to find the scenes in the forbidden forest chilling and wept tears of pride for Neville when he was awarded points for bravery. ( )
  klnbennett | Oct 7, 2020 |
Gorgeous illustrations. ( )
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One can reasonably doubt that "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is going to prove a classic of children's literature, but Rowling, whatever the aesthetic weaknesses of her work, is at least a millennial index to our popular culture. So huge an audience gives her importance akin to rock stars, movie idols, TV anchors, and successful politicians. Her prose style, heavy on cliche, makes no demands upon her readers. In an arbitrarily chosen single page--page 4--of the first Harry Potter book, I count seven cliches, all of the "stretch his legs" variety.

How to read"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"? Why, very quickly, to begin with, perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do. is there any redeeming education use to Rowling? Is there any to Stephen King? Why read, if what you read will not enrich mind or spirit or personality? For all I know, the actual wizards and witches of Britain, or America, may provide an alternative culture for more people than is commonly realized.

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for Jessica, who loves stories,
for Anne, who loved them too,
and for Di, who heard this one first.
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Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
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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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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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 Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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Harry's a wizard
studies magic at Hogwarts
fights possessed teacher
A wizard child
saves his school from a Dark Lord
and makes some new friends.
Orphaned a baby
but growing up unknowing
he is a wizard
Went with a strange man

because he gave me chocolate.

Almost got murdered.


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