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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1, Large Print) Hardcover – Large Print, November 12, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved watching the Harry Potter series but reading them is much better. I never give five stars but this book deserves it. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Kellie
Well written, imaginative, funny. Great book #1 in a great series.Published 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I grew up on harry potter. Now I'm 23 and its just as lovely and whimsical as I remember. Highly recommend.Published 17 hours ago by Sarah Syntax
After years of being a fan of the movies, and egging on from fries I've finally completed the first book in the series. I was captivated by the story, and couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by naimah
I absolutely LOVE the Harry Potter series, and it is definitely one of my favorite series that I have ever read. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Copper Boom
Harry Potter lives with the most ordinary family, his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley Dursley in Surrey, England. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Curio Street Reads