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]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780786222728
Branch Call Number: LT J ROW
Characteristics: 422 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary


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Jun 07, 2018

This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 30, 2018

Harry Potter is a great book you can read with your whole family.

May 29, 2018

This is a great book, so funny and enjoyable.

Apr 24, 2018

Love the Harry Potter! I mean you can't help but just to fall in love...

VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 18, 2018

Years ago when I first read Harry Potter, I thought, "I wish this book was illustrated". I had hoped for some simple black-and-white line drawings. Now, however, there is a deluxe full-colour lavishly illustrated edition that completely exceeded my modest expectations. This illustrated edition is a magnificent book. It has a full-colour dust jacket, a built-in ribbon bookmark, decorated endpapers and it is printed on lovely, glossy high-quality paper. It is a pleasure to touch and read this edition. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative. I think the illustrated edition is magnificent and I'm thrilled that this magical story has been released in such a sumptuous version. Highly recommended.

PimaLib_AnnieW Apr 05, 2018

I love the Harry Potter books because they are magical! - Sydney, age 11

I think the book called Harry Potter is a very cool book. I like all the magic and flying.

Nellie, Age 9

Feb 17, 2018

Unpredictable and exciting. Great first book in the series.

Jan 09, 2018

What can I say about Harry Potter? This is a timeless classic, the kind of book you can pick at any time, at any age, no matter how many times you've read it, and enjoy. The plot follows a young boy named Harry Potter, who is raised in a neglected home. He learns he is a wizard and travels to the magnificent Hogwarts, school of witchcraft. Truly amazing story.

Jan 05, 2018

Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone is the first in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of seven novels that have made her the most successful literary author of all time, selling in excess of 400 million copies world-wide. The books are read and enjoyed by children and adults alike and have also been made into hugely popular films.
Do the Harry Potter books live up to the hype?
When I first began reading the Sorcers stone I was immediately struck by how good - and laugh-out-loud funny - the humour was.
Here is an example, with the ending being particularly good:
"Harry was frying eggs by the time Dudley arrived in the kitchen with his mother. Dudley looked a lot like Uncle Vernon. He had a large, pink face, not much neck, small, watery blue eyes and thick, blond hair that lay smoothly on his thick, fat head. Aunt Petunia often says that Dudley looks like a baby angel – Harry often said that Dudley looks like a pig in a wig."
Harry Potter and the Sorcers Stone: The Vanishing Glass
There are characters in this book that will remind us of all the people we have met. Everybody knows or knew a spoilt, overweight boy like Dudley or a bossy and interfering (yet kind-hearted) girl like Hermione. A large number of the younger readers will also be able to easily identify with Harry, especially with his initial feelings of isolation and not belonging, and then through to his excitement at finally leaving that life behind in favour of one where he belongs and will be happy.
When Harry begins his first term at Hogwarts (a wizarding school) he is not alone in being overawed:
‘Yeh’ll get yer firs’ sight of Hogwarts in a sec,’ Hagrid called over his shoulder, ‘jus’ round this bend here.’
There was a loud ‘Oooooh!”
The narrow path had opened suddenly on to the edge of a great black lake. Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers.
Harry Potter and the Sorcers’s Stone: The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
Hogwarts is a truly magical place, not only in the most obvious way but also in all the detail that the author has gone to describe it so vibrantly. It is the place that everybody wishes they could of gone to when they were eleven. And there many adventures befall the trio (Harry, Ron and Hermione) and the stone in the book's title is centre to all that happens. The story builds towards and exciting conclusion that has the ultimate feel-good factor.
J.K. Rowling should be commended for getting so many people reading and excited by books. The biggest surprise must be the effect that this novel had on the adult population, both male and female - at the time the books were published many a commuting train was spotted with Harry Potter books providing world-weary workers with a wonderful sense of escapism. This book is highly recommended to anybody between the ages of 8 and 80.
Is all the hype about the Harry Potter books justified? In a word, yes, the books are a joy to read and possibly the most rewarding young adult’s book.

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"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
- Albus Dumbledore

Jun 02, 2018

"36! Last year I got 37!"
"These presents are much bigger than last year."
"I don't care how big they are!
-Dudley and Aunt Petunia

May 29, 2018

now i'm going to bed before ether of you two do something even more stupid to get us killed. or worse, EXPELLED. she has to get her priorities sorted. ron weasly and hermione granger.

Apr 03, 2018

-Ronald Weasley

Mar 15, 2018

we all must face the choice between what is easy and what is right.

Jan 07, 2018

"I'm a ... what?"

Jan 07, 2018

"You're a wizard, Harry."

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"

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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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Jun 02, 2018

Other: nothing is bad about this book. This book is suitable for all ages

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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