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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Library Edition (edition 2003)

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

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.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Library Edition
Authors:J. K. Rowling (Author)
Other authors:Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
Info:Arthur A. Levine Books (2003), Edition: Library, 309 pages
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This is an excellent book for any reader ages 9 and up. While I do think many younger students will be dazzled by the thought of magic and wizards, there are some intense parts of these books that can be scary for younger readers. Harry Potter is one of the most loveable characters you will ever encounter. He is the classic underdog in a world that seems to be rooting against his every attempt at blossoming into the boy he knows he can be.

Following Harry to Hogwarts and finally watching him find a chosen family is enlightening and uplifting. I think all readers can relate to Harry at one point or another. Many of is have felt left out or that the world is conspiring against us! We have all had that teacher that made our lives just a little bit harder unnecessarily and for reasons like this, Harry is universally loveable and his journey easy to follow. Read with kids or by yourself. You won't be disappointed! ( )
  mltavares | Jul 15, 2024 |
My thoughts: I read this series for the first time (ever) in 2023. I did decide I wanted to reread. I definitely enjoyed *more* this time around. There were little details that I may or may not have missed the first time around, but have taken out some meaning now that I've read the whole series. I definitely had greater appreciation for the whole cast of characters. My focus had shifted a bit. While the first time around, I was uncertain on if I even liked it and would continue on with the series, this time around I knew better what to expect and where the story was heading.

Quotes:

If only the had had mentioned a House for people who felt a bit queasy, that would have been the one for him.

But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.

There were a hundred and fort-two staircases at Hogwarts: wide, sweeping ones; narrow, rickety ones; some that led somewhere different on a Friday; some with a vanishing step halfway up that you had to remember to jump. Then there were doors that wouldn't open unless you asked politely, or tickled them in exactly the right place, and doors that weren't really doors at all, but solid walls just pretending. It was also very hard to remember where anything was, because it all seemed to move around a lot. The people in the portraits kept going to visit each other, and Harry was sure the coats of armor could walk.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.

As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all-- the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. ( )
  blbooks | Jul 15, 2024 |
For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is 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.
  AraujoGabriel | Jul 10, 2024 |
Harry Potter é um garoto cujos pais, feiticeiros, foram assassinados por um poderosíssimo bruxo quando ele ainda era um bebê. Ele foi levado, então, para a casa dos tios que nada tinham a ver com o sobrenatural. Pelo contrário. Até os 10 anos, Harry foi uma espécie de gata borralheira: maltratado pelos tios, herdava roupas velhas do primo gorducho, tinha óculos remendados e era tratado como um estorvo. No dia de seu aniversário de 11 anos, entretanto, ele parece deslizar por um buraco sem fundo, como o de Alice no país das maravilhas, que o conduz a um mundo mágico. Descobre sua verdadeira história e seu destino: ser um aprendiz de feiticeiro até o dia em que terá que enfrentar a pior força do mal, o homem que assassinou seus pais. O menino de olhos verde, magricela e desengonçado, tão habituado à rejeição, descobre, também, que é um herói no universo dos magos. Potter fica sabendo que é a única pessoa a ter sobrevivido a um ataque do tal bruxo do mal e essa é a causa da marca em forma de raio que ele carrega na testa. Ele não é um garoto qualquer, ele sequer é um feiticeiro qualquer ele é Harry Potter, símbolo de poder, resistência e um líder natural entre os sobrenaturais. A fábula, recheada de fantasmas, paredes que falam, caldeirões, sapos, unicórnios, dragões e gigantes, não é, entretanto, apenas um passatempo.
  AraujoGabriel | Jul 10, 2024 |
Em Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal, o leitor é apresentado a Harry, filho de Tiago e Lílian Potter, feiticeiros que foram assassinados por um poderosíssimo bruxo, quando ele ainda era um bebê. Com isso, o menino acaba sendo levado para a casa dos tios que nada tinham a ver com o sobrenatural pelo contrário. Até os 10 anos, Harry foi uma espécie de gata borralheira: maltratado pelos tios, herdava roupas velhas do primo gorducho, tinha óculos remendados e era tratado como um estorvo. No dia de seu aniversário de 11 anos, entretanto, ele parece deslizar por um buraco sem fundo, como o de Alice no país das maravilhas, que o conduz a um mundo mágico. Descobre sua verdadeira história e seu destino: ser um aprendiz de feiticeiro até o dia em que terá que enfrentar a pior força do mal, o homem que assassinou seus pais, o terrível Lorde das Trevas. O menino de olhos verdes, magricela e desengonçado, tão habituado à rejeição, descobre, também, que é um herói no universo dos magos. Potter fica sabendo que é a única pessoa a ter sobrevivido a um ataque do tal bruxo do mal e essa é a causa da marca em forma de raio que ele carrega na testa. Ele não é um garoto qualquer, ele sequer é um feiticeiro qualquer, ele é Harry Potter, símbolo de poder, resistência e um líder natural entre os sobrenaturais. A fábula, recheada de fantasmas, paredes que falam, caldeirões, sapos, unicórnios, dragões e gigantes, não é, entretanto, apenas um passatempo. Harry Potter conduz a discussões metafísicas, aborda o eterno confronto entre o bem e o mal, evidencia algumas mazelas da sociedade, como o preconceito, a divisão de classes através do dinheiro e do berço, a inveja, o egoísmo, a competitividade exacerbada, a busca pelo ideal a necessidade de aprender, nem que seja à força, que a vida é feita de derrotas e vitórias e que isso é importante para a formação básica de um adulto.
  AraujoGabriel | Jul 10, 2024 |
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for Jessica, who loves stories,
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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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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
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Went with a strange man

because he gave me chocolate.

Almost got murdered.

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L'histoire du sorcier célèbre
Mélen comprend rien
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