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

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

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Member:laurenwhite92
Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (1999), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Chapter Books, Fantasy
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Tags:magic, witches, wizards, school, conflict, making friends, change, challenges, quest, journey, enemies

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I resisted reading the Harry Potter series for a long time because I thought that anything that was so wildly popular and hyped could not possibly be as great as its reputation (I have yet to see the movies). I was wrong, of course. The first time around, I read the entire series cover to cover within a couple of days. I can honestly say that I loved every minute of it. It's a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters that you can't help but love. It offers an escape into a world of magic, optimism, honor, and hope... a place where anything is possible. ( )
  crunchymunchkin | Feb 27, 2015 |
series- 5th grade- Harry lives with his aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs. Dursley, after his mother and father died when he was an infant. He lives under the stairs. At age 11 he goes to the zoo and realizes he has some powers and can talk to snakes. A letter comes inviting him to go to Hogwarts for school. The Dursleys ignore the letter. Hagrad comes and takes Harry to Hogwarts.. Harry defeats Voldermort's host with the sorcerer's stone.
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 24, 2015 |
For some reason,I just couldn't get into this book. And I really wanted to.

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  feenie1010 | Feb 22, 2015 |
I had a great time reading this book to our 6 children as we drove across the USA, camping and visiting historical sites. We got hooked into the Harry Potter series and enjoyed each and every book, as well as the movies based on them. We recommend these fun, adventuresome books into this magical world to children, families...and adults who just love children's books! ( )
  CILLYart4U | Feb 16, 2015 |
Harry Potter is the main character in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This story takes place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is very smart, clever and will save the day even if it means breaking a lot of school rules. He lived with Mr. and Mrs. Dursley from the ages of 1-11. When he arrives at Hogwarts, Harry meets 2 friends, Hermione and Ron. He has a strange teacher named Snape. Harry, Ron , and Hermione think Snape stole the Sorcerers Stone. Are they right or are they wrong?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the best book I have ever read. All of the action will keep you reading until late at night. J.K. Rowling does an amazing job describing the scenes and the characters. She creates a movie in your mind. This book is a must read for all ages. ( )
  Olivia.Rose3 | Feb 15, 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
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fries-Gedin, LenaTranslatorsecondary 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.
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
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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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