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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, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He lives a very unremarkable life. That is until an owl turns up ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747554561
Published 1 June 2001 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback, Classic large print ed
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Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Series Harry Potter
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ISBN-13 9780747554561
ISBN-10 0747554560
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 June 2001
International Publication Date 5 March 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Classic large print ed
Edition Classic large print ed
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Series Harry Potter
Category Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 800g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Juvenile fiction, Wizards
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 31740

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 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 LA Carnegie Medal 1998
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

JK Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her young daughter. 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was her first novel. The Harry Potter novels have been prize-winning and consistently on the best-seller lists: the novels have been translated into over 30 different languages and have sold over 40 million copies world-wide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, nevertheless JK Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. JK Rowling 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. A film of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', to be distributed by Warner Brothers, is due in November 2001.

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