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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (original 1997; edition 2003)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)

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Member:tincherb
Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
Info:Large Print Pr (2003), Paperback, 423 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:harry potter, harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, j.k. rowling

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling (1997)

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One of my favorites! I could read it over and over again! i would recommend this if you like a slower more detailed mystery sci-fy books. ( )
  AriL.B4 | Mar 22, 2017 |
Ah, where it all began! After multiple readings, I personally find this book a bit difficult to get through mostly because I know what is coming. The writing is geared more towards the age of Harry (11) which is completely fine and actually understandable. One thing I really enjoy about the Harry Potter series is how as Harry matures so does the writing.

Despite finding this book a bit harder to get through after I've read it more than a dozen times, it is still magical. I fall in love with the wizarding world every time I read this series. I have now read and seen the movies enough that as I read, I hear the actors voices which only adds to the experience, at least to me.

Who doesn't love meeting Harry, our lonely orphan, Ron, his loyal friend, and Hermione, their genius friend who keeps them from flying too far off the ground? They are very young in this early work but Rowling develops their friendship so well. If only we never lost the ability to make friends that easily. Sure we meet our "enemies" (quotes due to later developments) in Snape and Malfoy but a good novel needs to have its protagonists run into more than one antagonist. Honestly, Snape is one of my favorite characters and its hard not to miss Alan Rickman as you read the books.

What a world Rowling has created that we are still, after all these years later to the point where there are a possible 5 more films coming out. She has created a wonderful site people go to get sorted into their house (Gryffindor here!), find their wands (or let their wands find them), and learn their patronus.

I love rereading this series and I can't wait to move on. ( )
1 vote jnoble82 | Mar 20, 2017 |
In the book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, when Harry and his muggle family are visiting the zoo Harry is obviously unhappy. He muggle parents are on him constantly and his muggle brother just annoys him to no end. When Harry and his brother came to the snake glass, his brother made him so upset that Harry actually used magic to make the glass disappear. His brother ended up falling in the snake area where there was a big boa constrictor. Some how Harry made the glass reappear and the brother was trapped in with the snake. The father was furious and ended up throwing Harry into his closet of the room once they got home. ( )
  mikementzer21 | Mar 16, 2017 |
Really really interesting and great. ( )
  mollykoek | Mar 16, 2017 |
I think that this book is just a wonderful story. J.K Rowling did a great job. ( )
  ElizaTelfer | Mar 16, 2017 |
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On the whole, ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' is as funny, moving and impressive as the story behind its writing. J. K. Rowling, a teacher by training, was a 30-year-old single mother living on welfare in a cold one-bedroom flat in Edinburgh when she began writing it in longhand during her baby daughter's nap times. But like Harry Potter, she had wizardry inside, and has soared beyond her modest Muggle surroundings to achieve something quite special.
added by johnsmithsen | editLowongan Kerja BANK (Feb 14, 1999)
 
The light-hearted caper travels through the territory owned by the late Roald Dahl, especially in the treatment of the bad guys — they are uniformly as unshadedly awful as possible —but the tone is a great deal more affectionate. A charming and readable romp with a most sympathetic hero and filled with delightful magic details.
added by johnsmithsen | editlowongan kerja 2017 (Jan 1, 1999)
 
This book is a great book for ten year old children because it has mystery after mystery mixed with romance, also mixed with humor for anyone out there for a laugh.
 
Harry Potter se ha quedado huérfano y vive en casa de sus abominables tíos y del insoportable primo Dudley. Harry se siente muy triste y solo, hasta que un buen día recibe una carta que cambiará su vida para siempre. En ella le comunican que ha sido aceptado como alumno en el colegio interno Hogwarts de magia y hechicería. A partir de ese momento, la suerte de Harry da un vuelco espectacular. En esa escuela tan especial aprenderá encantamientos, trucos fabulosos y tácticas de defensa contra las malas artes. Se convertirá en el campeón escolar de quidditch, especie de fútbol aéreo que se juega montado sobre escobas, y se hará un puñado de buenos amigos... aunque también algunos temibles enemigos. Pero sobre todo, conocerá los secretos que le permitirán cumplir con su destino. Pues, aunque no lo parezca a primera vista, Harry no es un chico común y corriente. ¡Es un verdadero mago!
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rowling, J. K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bar-Hilel, GiliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beck, RufusNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fries-Gedin, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fritz, KlausTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huws, EmilyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kay, JimIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nic Mhaoláin, MáireTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, ThomasCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierikko, VesaNarratorsecondary 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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