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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Hardback, Classic ed)

By Rowling, J. K.

Part of the successful Harry Potter series.

ISBN 9780747545729
Published 1 December 1999 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback, Classic ed
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ISBN-13 9780747545729
ISBN-10 0747545723
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 December 1999
International Publication Date 27 September 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Classic ed
Edition Classic ed
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Series Harry Potter
Category Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 472g
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 38045

Description of this Book

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 -- Winner of Children's Book Award 1998 -- Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997 -- Winner of Smarties Book Prize 9-11 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 Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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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