- File Size: 848 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0439708184
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 100 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Publisher: Pottermore Limited (March 27, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00728DYRO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Hogwarts came to life for me. I found myself unable to put the book down because it was so exciting and much fun to read! It's easy to understand why my son (and so many kids just like him) love Harry Potter so much.
J.K. Rowling proves herself a gifted writer of children's books, not only because the plot is good and the characters come to life, but also because her writing fires the imagination and teaches positive values.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is a great book for kids of all ages...from 9 to 99. It's destined to be a classic of children's literature.
The novel opens with Harry living under the cupboard with his abusive aunt and uncle. He has had a mean, depressed life, and though an active boy, the sheer amount of trauma he must have endured would scar any child. But the door opens out of this lifestyle. I've read an interesting theory (obviously not true), that a much different writer than Rowling would have ended Book 7 with Harry having imagined all this fantasy world, where he was so prominent and famous, to help escape the neglect and abuse from the Dursleys.
He gets a letter (actually, hundreds) saying he is in fact a wizard. So he is enrolled the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Him, along with his new friend the giant Hagrid, go to Diagon Alley, a magical bazaar, and thus he is thrust into the magical universe so captured the imagination of millions. We soon learn Harry is world famous among wizards for conquering an evil Wizard named Vo - um - He Who Must Not Be Named. Sorry `bout that slip. =). Along the way, we learn that Voldemort is after a magical artifiact called the Philosopher's Stone (which was, unfortunately, changed from the UK original title to "Sorcerer's Stone" in all other regions). So much of the novel is driven by the three main characters defending this stone from Voldemort.Read more ›
Ms. Rowling takes a classic scenario in British children's literature--adolescent children going to boarding school--and turns it on its head. Usually, all of the exciting stuff happens during school holidays (as in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" or Enid Blyton's "Five" and "Seven" series). In Harry Potter's world, school holidays are spent among the "Muggles"--the non-magical world--while school is where the magic really happens.
And magic there is! From the wizardly sport of Quidditch to classes in potions to a three-headed dog named Fluffy, Ms. Rowling throws in enough magic to keep the interest of children (and adults) who don't usually like reading. A sparkling plot, realistic (if you can imagine a magical world, then these people belong in it) characters and a fully-realized world combine to create a true gem of children's literature. This one can easily share a shelf with "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Alice in Wonderland" and even "The Hobbit".
Don't miss Harry Potter and his adventures!
The book is engaging with its imagery, humor, plot twists and real-life child problems. The book doesn't only appeal to children but adults as well. She's a master on fantasy. She really can, with no difficulty at all, think herself back to 11 years old. You will love the whimsical descriptions, humorous quotes and the fun characters.
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when i first started ti read this series it was in normal bookes and i loved it and when i got my kindle i tried to get harry potter 7 and insted i got 1Published 10 hours ago by Tamara
It's Harry effin Potter. What's not to like? Except, why did the Weasleys have to use Platform 9 3/4? Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Tara Day
Loved it! First time reading the books. Going back and watching the movies I can see there is a lot of information that was skipped over. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Caleb Purvis
Love Harry Potter! I read my daughters well worn copies a few years ago and this year decided to treat myself to the Kindle versions. Glad I did.Published 1 day ago by Paula Dye
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The buy them all at 10% off option just gives you access to all the books. They are each downloaded to your device separately as individual eBooks no matter which way you buy them. So you might as well just buy them all at once for the 10% discount if you intend to buy them all. You can send them... Read More
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You're not alone. Pottermore is based in London. See the attached FAQ from the Pottermore site:
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I just bought this using my paypal account and didn't have a problem or have to sign up for anything else. It was relatively easy though the site does take a while to load, so just be patient and let it finish its thing.
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|Can one buy the British text of HP and the Philosopher's Stone in the US?||
This is probably too late for you, but ... if you change the look language from English(US) to English(GB), you can get Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
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