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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (original 1997; edition 1999)

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

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Member:mhanlon
Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
Info:Perfection Learning (1999), Library Binding, 309 pages
Collections:Read, Your library
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This was a reread for me and it just reminded me again why I loved the Harry Potter books so much! It took my imagination to flight again and I can't wait to read the rest of the series again! ( )
  Hanneri | Jul 2, 2015 |
Yay! I finished the book! Well... I feel so extremely happy. I felt like I was being introduced to the world of Harry Potter for the first time. I really loved it. 5 freaking stars! ( )
  mariannelee_0902 | Jul 1, 2015 |
I would really have to re-read the book to write a proper review, as the only time I've read [b:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|17700865|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|j.k.rowling|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1364569788s/17700865.jpg|24745631] I was ten years old and had just picked up Harry Potter for the first time.

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  momma182 | Jun 23, 2015 |
Full disclosure: my opinion is biased due to the enjoyment of reading it in tandem with my young daughter. Also, no poking fun at the fact that I'm embarking on the series way past its heyday. Having said those: the book lives up to the hype. It is a true adventure, with well-drawn empathetic characters of both good and evil, an excellent storyline of which many sequels could be built (this came to pass, natch), taught plotting that evoking genuine concern for the players, the clear and obvious fun of quidditch (can I be goalkeeper?), and a definite thirst for more. Minor quibbles (do the wizard children learn...math?; some scary hyperviolence and meanness) do not detract from the enjoyment. Now on to the next book, and the first movie. ( )
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
Great Book about adventure and magic! Lets your imagination grow as you read the how Harry Potter starts his journey towards becoming a wizard! ( )
  iamryancorcoran | Jun 9, 2015 |
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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.
 
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.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beck, RufusNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fries-Gedin, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fritz, KlausÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huws, EmilyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary 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)

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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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