Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Large Print - 1999
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780786222728
Branch Call Number: L FICTION ROWLING
Characteristics: 422 p


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hershyd Feb 28, 2017

Absolutely loved this illustrated version. I ordered both the "Sorcerer's Stone and the "Chamber of Secrets" for my Grandkids.

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AL_MARYA Sep 27, 2017

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

Sep 06, 2017

I watched the movie first, but they are both amazing.

Sep 05, 2017

Since grade four, everyone has been telling me to read Harry Potter.
Finally, at thirteen, I decided to take their advice. I didn't regret it. All of the Harry Potter books are rich, interesting and very gripping. As in, can't-put-it-down-at 3-in-the-morning gripping.

Aug 27, 2017

Great book. Loved it! :)

This book is amazing I love Harry Potter!!!!!!

Aug 04, 2017

OMG this book is a must read for fantasy and action lovers it drew me in like a magnet the book makes you wanna read more of the series, gotta love it!!

Aug 04, 2017

After reading the first couple of chapters of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", the plot really pulled me in. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" is filled with magic, adventure, fantasy, amazing characters and a fantastic plot. After I finished this book, I was immediately placed a hold for “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” which is the second book. I couldn’t stop reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. Every time I set the book down, I found myself picking it up again. I’ve read the series a couple of times now and “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is a must-read, classic book. If you’ve only watched the movies, I would absolutely recommend reading the books because there is much more detail and some things weren’t included in the movies. I would recommend this book for ages 7+. Not to mention, the new art on the cover is beautiful!
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” by J.K. Rowling is the first book in the 7 book Harry Potter series. In this book, Harry Potter receives a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry explaining his acceptance to the school. For several years Harry Potter was raised by his “Muggle” Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, after his parents died. After gaining the knowledge that Harry is in fact a Wizard, he learns a lot more about things he never knew, and how an evil, powerful wizard named “Voldemort” is somehow connected to him. In this book it is up to Harry to make decisions to save himself and the school from one of the most powerful wizards in the wizarding world. I strongly recommend starting this series at any age. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is an easy introduction to the rest of the series, and it just gets better. HPATPS is full of magic, adventure, friendship, bravery, overcoming evil, and love. This book opens up a new perspective on a wizarding world deemed to be fake in real life. The entire series helps put a new perspective on a world we found fake until opening this book and imagining it all for yourself. After reading this first book, you can profile yourself as a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw, and explore your house and who you are. Not only is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone a fantastic start to a fantastic series, it's a portal to a whole new world that you can live in for 7 books to forever.
- @ReadingMouse of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 01, 2017

Harry potter is masterpiece. A story for all ages, no matter when you started the series or that you've only saw the movies and not read the books. Harry Potter will make you feel at home.

Jul 20, 2017

Spell Binding

garytmoore88 Jul 06, 2017

How am I just now reading this?!

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garytmoore88 Jul 06, 2017

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

Aug 14, 2016

"It's not the wizard that chooses the wand its the wand that chooses the wizard"

Jul 11, 2016

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live"

Jul 04, 2016

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Jun 23, 2016

Sometimes, you're scary, Hermione. Brilliant, but scary.

Jun 22, 2016

im malfoy draco malfoy

Jun 06, 2016

"It takes a great seal of bravery to stand up to our enemy's, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
-Albus Dumbledore

May 31, 2016


May 30, 2016

"You're a wizard Harry"

sarag1 Mar 25, 2016

"'Now, if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us all killed, or worse- expelled.'"

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Oct 10, 2017

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck living with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous...

May 31, 2016

THIS BOOK is very like baby talk:bdyfgveaiygrteiveyrgtroaevrytgowaeyvqgowevtiy3qgotvlyergtovqegtqoeyrtgoqyeroqegvtyqeogrtyqegvortuvygtoqverygtovq3eruqgteoyqergtovqerytgvoqeyqgoer

Jul 19, 2015

The Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series where you read about his first year at Hogwarts. Harry's parents died when he was young so he was sent to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Many strange things happened in Harry's life that he couldn't explain, until his 11th birthday when he found out he was a wizard. Against his aunt's and uncle's wishes he was sent to Hogwarts and had many daring adventures through out the year. Including something about Nicholas Flamel and the Sorcerer's Stone...

Jul 13, 2015

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s infant son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. Lily and her husband, James Potter, had been murdered by the dark wizard, Voldemort, but when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, his power somehow broke. Harry becomes the only living person ever to survive the killing curse, and the only sign of his encounter with Voldemort is a unique lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. Because Harry does not have any other living relatives, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, decides to leave him with the Dursleys until he is old enough to attend Hogwarts.

Jul 13, 2015

Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Film synopsis

Jul 06, 2015

This is my fave book so far, it's so exciting. I wish I could go to a wizard school! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next...

Jun 22, 2015

A 12 year old boy's life changes when he gets a message from an owl and goes to a magical school.

Jun 10, 2015

Harry Potter, the boy who lived, figures out that he is a wizard. His is taken to Hogwarts school of Wizardry where he meets 2 of his best friends and many enemies. One who is the Dark Lord, looking to kill him.

May 30, 2015

The story starts with the introduction of Harry Potter, the protagonist of the story. Harry is the sole survivor of the fatal car accident that killed his parents- or so he is told. Harry is forced to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, and lived a miserable life right up until his 11th birthday, when a mysterious figure shows up, and reveals to Harry about what he truly is; the secret that his surviving family members had kept secret for so long. He is a wizard! With his new identity, he attends a school for wizards and witches, and makes new friends. He also finds out the real truth of his parent's death, and gets involved in a suspicious plot involving the attempted robbery of a very valuable object. What will become of him? What is the object so special that everyone wants to steal it? This book is about true friendship, loyalty, adventure, and is a notable book for anyone who enjoys magical adventures.

Jun 24, 2014

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

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Aug 06, 2014

Other: Jennabella1721 is right, you don't deserve your life, if you don't read the series at least twice.

Jul 01, 2014

Other: Magical...

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