Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Storytelling every bit as magical as that special phoenix-feather wand. Meet the most famous boy wizard in literature: ‘the boy who lived’. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts School when the letters start dropping on the doormat at Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they’re swiftly snatched away by his nasty aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a beetle-eyed giant of a man bursts in with some astonishing news. Harry is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Do we even need to add that a mahoosive adventure is just about to begin?

  • First in the phenomenal series about a boy wizard
  • The book that launched J.K. Rowling to global fame
  • A powerful story of friendship, family and belonging
  • Bursting with magical surprises on every single page
  • No doubt about it – this is a book every kid must read!

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  • loved it

    Amazing, just amazing! I have heard of Harry Potter before but never thought I would like it and it was… Amazing! Harry is such a lucky boy and of course he is different from the humans but he is special in the Witches and Wizards world too!

    30 July 2019

  • loved it

    1 really don’t know how J.K. Rowling writes these books. They are just amazing!

    3 March 2018

  • loved it

    This is a very exciting book and it kept me wondering what was happening next.

    17 January 2018

  • Mr and Mrs Dursley’s lived in number 4 privet drive. They made their nephew,Harry Potter do all the: cooking, washing, scrubbing,dusting and hoovering. It was Dudley’s birthday and he got 39 presents! Harry then knew he could talk to snakes,wild snakes.he got a letter from Rubeus Hagrid saying he had a place at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.he met a boy called Ron wheasly and a girl called Hermione granger. when he arrives at Hogwarts he got sorted into Gryffindor. At christmas he got an invisibility cloak from his father. He used it to get past a three headed dog that was guarding the philosopher’s stone. He got into a deadly duel with lord Voldemort.

    10 March 2017

  • loved it

    I really enjoyed reading this book as much as watching the film. A thrilling adventure that makes you want to read on!

    6 February 2017

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    J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling is the best-selling author of the world famous Harry Potter books.

    Awards

    J.K. Rowling has won numerous awards for the Harry Potter books, including the Whitbread, Red House, Blue Peter and Smarties prizes. She was also awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2001.

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