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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Rowling, J. K

Harry Potter lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt and Uncle's house. He is bullied by them and his spoilt cousin, and lives a very unremarkable life. But then Harry is transported to a world of magic and excitement

Paperback, Book. English. Fantasy fiction. Children's stories. Fantasy/Magic. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: J.K. Rowling
ISBN: 1408810549, 9781408810545
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 1997.
Physical Description: 223 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Wizards Juvenile fiction.; Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 200738

Author note

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonewas J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,as well as three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.


'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'
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