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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Hardback)

By Rowling, J. K.

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The book that started the biggest publishing phenomenon of our time and introduced us to the enchanting world of Harry Potter - adult edition featuring stylish jacket art by Andrew Davidson

ISBN 9781408865279
Barcode 9781408865279
Published 23 September 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781408865279
ISBN-10 1408865270
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Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 23 September 2015
International Publication Date 13 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rowling, J. K.
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Fantasy Fiction
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Potter, Harry Fictitious character - Juvenile fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Imaginary organization - Juvenile fiction, Wizards - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 633758

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Description of this Book

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too James Naughtie Funny, imaginative, magical . In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch The Times The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood TLS Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller Scotsman One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times Sunday Telegraph Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff Mirror
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 77 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief ); and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos). She is writing a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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