Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has twobedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!The first book in the Harry Potterseries makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts
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'J.K.Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading'
The Times||'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation . . . the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children'
Sunday Express||'The Harry Potter books are that rare thing, a series of stories adored by parents and children alike'
Daily Telegraph||'Hooray for Harry Potter . . . [Harry's] adventures are as funny as Roald Dahl's stories and as vivid as Narnia books - and adults seem to enjoy them as much as their children'