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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rowling, J. K. (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Rowling, J. K.
Title: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Publisher: New York : A.A. Levine Books, 1998.
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 2 5 6
ISBN: 059035342X
0590353403
Branch Call Number: ROW
Statement of Responsibility: by J.K. Rowling
Subject Headings: England Fiction. Schools Fiction. Wizards Fiction. Witches Fiction.
Topical Term: Schools
Wizards
Witches
LCCN: 97039059
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Jul 22, 2014
  • blue_cat_48432099 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Must read!

Jul 11, 2014
  • Omadahl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As an adult, my perspective will be quite different. I enjoyed the book and find it's a wonderful start to a series I know gets better. I simply had difficultly finding any interest in the "House Cup" or quidditch. The character development is strong as well as the overarching plot. Don't let a first-time author's blunted writing style let it drag you down.

Jul 09, 2014
  • sarahzaidi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Come on guys... let's face it:
The Harry Potter series are the best series in the entire universe~!

Jul 09, 2014
  • jollygirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was hilarious, suspenseful, and most of all extraordinary!
It would be amazing and unbelievable how the author would have came up with such an incredible story to write!
It's fabulous and so is the movies that follow!

Jul 09, 2014
  • Gurjoj56 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good job Harry Potter. Can;t wait for the next book. I have so happy when Harry's group won the house cup. Good work J.k Rowling

Jul 01, 2014
  • elisebook1026 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, makes you think that magic does exits. I still think magic exist from when I read this book. Nobody has proof it doesn't exist, though...

J.K. Rowling makes a amazing,complex, and exciting book! I recommend this book for ages 9 and up.

Jun 25, 2014
  • blue_snake_747 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm reading this series for the first time and recommend them for all kids 8 and up.

Jun 02, 2014
  • blacksheep_95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The author that made me an avid reader.

May 09, 2014
  • danielestes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In 1990, JK Rowling was travelling to London by train when the idea of Harry Potter, in her own words, "simply fell into my head." Recognizing this inspiration of the boy who didn't know he was a wizard was her first genius act. The next was having the talent and dedication to weave together one of the most celebrated stories of our modern era.

The Sorcerer's Stone, or the Philospher's Stone as the original UK edition is called, is where this whole adventure begins. Here you're introduced to Hogwarts, the Hogwarts Express, quiddich, Hagrid, platform 9¾, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, the sorting hat, Diagon Alley, Lord Voldemort, Neville, Ron, Hermione, and of course Harry Potter. For me though, the heart of it all is imagining that it's you, living in a cupboard under the stairs, who receives an invitation by owl post to a secret, far away magical school.

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Jul 19, 2014
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Jul 11, 2014
  • Omadahl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • orange_falcon_35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

Jun 20, 2014
  • elisebook1026 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter is a 10 year old boy who's parents died in a car accident while he just got a scar when his head banged the car. He know lives with his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley who all despise him. He is just an ordinary boy with a miserable life and letters from a wierd school which his uncle and aunt hate. On his eleventh birthday, a huge man called Hagrid comes to his house to tell him the truth: Turns out, he is a wizard, his parents were killed by the most feared wizard of all time, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort, and he survived with a lightning scar. And all these letters come from the best wicthcraft and wizardry school in England. Arrived at that school, he meets 2 students who become his friends: Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. And a enemy, Draco Malfoy. He then discovers that there is something hidden in the school and that someone wants to get it. Would he discover who it really is before its too late?

Jun 19, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Before the start of the novel, Voldemort, considered the most evil and powerful dark wizard in history, killed Harry's parents but mysteriously vanished after trying to kill the infant Harry. While the wizarding world was celebrating Voldemort's downfall, Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid placed the one year-old orphan in the care of his Muggle (non-wizard) uncle and aunt: Vernon and Petunia Dursley.
For ten years, they and their son Dudley neglected, tormented and abused Harry. Shortly before Harry's eleventh birthday, a series of letters addressed to Harry arrive, but Vernon destroys them before Harry can read them. To get away from the letters, Vernon takes the family to a small island. As they are settling in, Hagrid bursts through the door to tell Harry what the Dursleys have kept him from finding out: Harry is a wizard and has been accepted at Hogwarts.
Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley, a magically-concealed shopping precinct in London, where Harry is bewildered to discover how famous he is among wizards as "the boy who lived". He also finds that he is quite wealthy, since a bequest from his parents has remained on deposit at Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Guided by Hagrid, he buys the books and equipment he needs for Hogwarts. At the wand shop, he finds that the wand that suits him best is the twin of Voldemort's; both wands contain feathers from the same phoenix

Jun 18, 2012
  • Green_Mouse_4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter is just a normal British boy - until a giant visits him on his eleventh birthday and informs Harry that he is a wizard.

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Jul 01, 2014
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Jul 01, 2014
  • elisebook1026 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Interesting," said Ollivander dreamily. "Very interesting"...

Jun 24, 2014
  • orange_falcon_35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm Harry, Just.... Just Harry!"

Jun 06, 2014
  • green_horse_2312 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends
-dumbeldore

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

"Your a wizard Harry." -Hagrid

Oct 01, 2013
  • cmorrison81600 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore

Nov 04, 2012
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another idea to get us killed, or worse; expelled." -Hermione to Harry and Ron

Jun 19, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.

Jun 19, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.

Jun 19, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does.

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