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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The first in the fantastically successful Harry Potter series the one that started the biggest publishing phenomenon of our time

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ISBN 9780747542988
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780747574477
Published 1 March 1999 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, Adult ed
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Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
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ISBN-13 9780747542988
ISBN-10 0747542988
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 March 1999
International Publication Date 11 September 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Adult ed
Edition Adult ed
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Category Award Winning
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 189g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Alchemy, Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping his hideous Muggle guardians for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 -- Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Short-listed for Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1998
NZ Review 'Funny, imaginative, magical Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading. In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch' The Times 'And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too' James Naughtie
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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