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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house. He is bullied by them and his cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747532699
Published 1 September 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback, Classic ed
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Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Series Harry Potter
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ISBN-13 9780747532699
ISBN-10 0747532699
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 September 1997
International Publication Date 26 June 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Classic ed
Edition Classic ed
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Series Harry Potter
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 290g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Magic, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 -- Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997 -- Winner of Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 1997 -- Winner of Whitbread Book of the Year Award Children's Novel Category 1997 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
NZ Review 'J.K. Rowling is a fantastic author and I would encourage any child to read the Harry Potter books' Wayne Rooney, The Independent
UK Review The wonderfully witty and original story of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took the children's book world by storm when it was published in 1997, winning the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award and being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal that year. Potter, orphaned as a baby, discovers he is a wizard and is sent to Hogwarts School of Wizardry, where his lessons include potion-making and broomstick flying. (9-12 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 350 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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