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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 and Uncle's house, which he thinks is normal for someone whose parents have been killed in a car crash . He is rescued into a world where magic lessons are the order of the day. This is the first... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747549550
Published 11 February 2000 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, Export and UK open market ed
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Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
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ISBN-13 9780747549550
ISBN-10 0747549559
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 11 February 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export and UK open market ed
Edition Export and UK open market ed
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 189g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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

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

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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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