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A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win major awards in England. So far it has won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, the U.K. version of the Newbery Medal. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Ages 8 to 13) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
i couldn't put my Kindle down once I started reading. Definitely a good readPublished 3 hours ago by melissa
This book sparked a generation of readers. That's magic.Published 3 hours ago by Never Enough Books 65
I was too busy reading through these one after another to properly review each one individually, but I loved them! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sheena Lynch
What a wonderful imagination! The lessons about bullying, courage, responsibility, friendship, family, study, honor, karma and more are what made this book one of the best fairy... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Donald N. Powell
Excellent read. Wish I would have read these books sooner. Very entertaining and well written. Can not wait to read the next one.Published 3 days ago by Lisa E.