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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Rowling, J. K

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house. He is bullied by them and his cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose. Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they? This is Jo's first book and she has already written seven outlines for Harry's further adventures at Hogwarts. She lives in Edinburgh

Book, Reproduction. English. Children's stories. Fantasy & magical realism (Children's).
Children's ed.
Published London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1997
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Details

Statement of responsibility: J.K. Rowling
ISBN: 0747532745, 9780747532743
Intended audience: 8.
Note: Paperback; B-format paperback.
Physical Description: 224 p. ; 20x13 cm.
Subject: 9-11 years; Fiction; Ordinary Printed Book Format; Non-character; Non Tie-in.; Wizards Juvenile fiction.; Magic Juvenile fiction.
Award: Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001.
Award: Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997.
Award: Winner of Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 1997.
Award: Shortlisted for LA Carnegie Medal 1998.
Award: Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1998.
Award: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Award: Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 1998.
Award: Shortlisted for Children's Book Award: Long Novel Category 1998.
Award: Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.