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ISBN13: 9780590353403
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Poor, orphaned Harry Potter is stuck living with his miserable relatives until salvation arrives in the form of letter: He's been invited to attend the prestigious Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. From that point on your child will follow Harry into a world of mystery, magic, and intrigue she won't soon forget!

Review:

"[T]he rapturous reception of the Harry Potter books is heartening, because J.K. Rowling is a literary artist, and these three books possess more imaginative life than the majority of novels that are published in this country in any given year. They are full of marvelous invention and humor and fun, but they have more than that." Lee Siegel, The New Republic (read the entire New Republic review here)

Review:

"A wonderful first novel....Harry is destined for greatness....Much like Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling has a gift for keeping the emotions, fears, and triumphs of her characters on a human scale, even while the supernatural is popping out all over." Michael Winerip, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Obviously, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone should make any modern 11-year-old a very happy reader. The novel moves quickly, packs in everything from a boa constrictor that winks to a melancholy Zen-spouting centaur to an owl postal system, and ends with a scary surprise." Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous.. . . Full color.

About the Author

J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize. Ms. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her daughter.

Performer Bio: The New York Times hailed Jim Dale as "The Toast of Broadway" in his title role in the musical Barnum. He has a long list of credits on the stage and in film and was nominated for an Oscar for writing the lyrics for Georgy Girl.

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Hannah2Go, January 14, 2011 (view all comments by Hannah2Go)
J. K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was interesting, but lacked of a true storyline in my opinion. I found myself daydreaming while flipping through the pages and then having to re-read them when I figured out what I was doing. Although this story did capture my interest at points, I would recommend it for younger teenage boys; I personally thought the book was a bit too long for me. Harry Potter is about a young boy named Harry, who learns he is a wizard. In the second chapter we learn he was abused by the Dursley family, who took Harry in when his parents died; “He found a pair of socks under his bed, after pulling a spider off one of them, put them on. Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs were full of them and that was were he slept.” A little bit after it reads, “Don’t ask questions— that was the first rule of the quiet life with the Dursleys” , which made me think of a boy trapped and had nowhere to turn. He was also bullied by his cousin Dudley, before Hagrid (a giant man) found Harry and took him to Hogwarts (a wizard’s school). Although throughout this book it does get a bit exciting, I was not at all in a hurry to finish it. I don’t know if I’ll be reading the next Harry Potter book soon.
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sandra6918, September 16, 2010 (view all comments by sandra6918)
J.K. Rowling is one of the few, if she got togeather with Stephan King. WOW, that would be worth reading, no matter.what.
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brunettegal418, December 30, 2007 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
This delightfully wonderful first book captures the hearts of everyone and keeps the pages turning. The reader is introduced to a cast of characters that set the tone of adventure, magic, love and friendship. J.K.Rowling has set down her name in stone as being one of the most accomplished writers in history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780590353403
Author:
Rowling, J.K.
Publisher:
Scholastic
Illustrator:
Grandpre, Mary
Author:
&
Author:
Grandpre, Mary
Author:
Mary GrandPr
Author:
eacute
Author:
Mary
Author:
Grandpr
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Harry Potter (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 320 pages Scholastic - English 9780590353403 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he rapturous reception of the Harry Potter books is heartening, because J.K. Rowling is a literary artist, and these three books possess more imaginative life than the majority of novels that are published in this country in any given year. They are full of marvelous invention and humor and fun, but they have more than that." (read the entire New Republic review here)
"Review" by , "A wonderful first novel....Harry is destined for greatness....Much like Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling has a gift for keeping the emotions, fears, and triumphs of her characters on a human scale, even while the supernatural is popping out all over."
"Review" by , "Obviously, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone should make any modern 11-year-old a very happy reader. The novel moves quickly, packs in everything from a boa constrictor that winks to a melancholy Zen-spouting centaur to an owl postal system, and ends with a scary surprise."
"Synopsis" by , What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous.. . . Full color.
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