Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Childrens, Ages 9-12, 9-12 Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Perfection!
Harry Potter is a wizard and he's off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! He'll meet friends and enemies alike, have adventures and (lots of) fe... READ MORE
Stevie at Aberdeen
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Changed my life - for good!
I turned four the year the first potter film was released, so I was just old enough to understand the general premise, and was born the year the first book... READ MORE
Issy at Cribbs Causeway
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Loved every single page of the book
Everyone grew up with Harry Potter. They read all the books when they were young and watched all the films. They would re-watch and re-read them. They woul... READ MORE
Shalini
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Adults can love it too.
For years I resisted, teeth gritted against the hype and ballyhoo that was Harry Potter. Then, some 26 years after publication, I was challenged to read th... READ MORE
Neil at Staines

Synopsis

Please note, cover design may vary Galloping gargoyles … 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Winner of the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020 ‘Potter, did she say?’ ‘The Harry Potter?’ Life isn’t much fun at number four Privet Drive, at least not for Harry Potter, living under the stairs in a cupboard full of spiders, but all of that is about to change. On the eve of Harry’s eleventh birthday the letters start arriving; letters written in emerald green ink on yellowing parchment with an unmistakable letter H on purple wax seals. Because Harry Potter is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin and life for Harry Potter will never be the same again. So pick up your broomstick, have your wand at the ready. Waterstones invites you to Join Harry as he discovers the magical world for the very first time at the start of this incredible, multi-award-winning series. This is where the magic begins! Harry Potter has been at the heart of Waterstones since the first copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came into our hands.  We’re delighted to share these new editions of the series, now entirely reimagined by one of our favourite writers and illustrators, Jonny Duddle. You can find out more about Jonny Duddle or visit his website at www.jonny-duddle.com. “an unassailable stand for the power of fresh innovative story-telling” – The Scotsman

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408855652
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 290g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Undescribable...
Reading these books is a huge commitment as there are 7 and some are extremely lengthy, however these will change you, I guarantee. Without Harry Potter I ... READ MORE
Matthew Bookaholic D'Arcy
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
hogwarts here i come!
this book is an exciting adventure where you don't have to leave the warmth and comfort of you're living room to take part in! for grown ups and children ... READ MORE
Zoe Coates
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Simply magical!
I think it's obvious how this review is going to go... Having not re-read Harry Potter for a few years now I decided 2015 would be there year. For me the... READ MORE
rhythmpantherxo
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author to Author to Reader
I really enjoyed this work by J.K Rowling. Also known as "Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone" where I'm located. Harry Potter displays great character ... READ MORE
T. Ponder
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
A truly brilliant series
There's not much to be said about this series really. At least not much that hasn't already been said. So all I'll say is that the first book in the series... READ MORE
Book collector
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Magical Mysteries
I just love the Harry Potter franchise. J.K. Rowling has a heck of an imagination! I particularly love this first book, the original story, full of suspens... READ MORE
Annalise Davies
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
STILL BIG... TWENTY YEARS LATER!
Wow, I am late as in twenty years late with reading these. My mum has always tried to convince me to read them but i didn't think it was going to be my thi... READ MORE
Becky
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Love it
If the movie is amazing the book is even better! I can't still understand how it's possible to write such an amazing story. The plot is perfect there are n... READ MORE
Dalila Russo
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Incredible experience
19 years late after the release date and I am so glad I finally decided to pick up this book. Incredible to experience hog warts page by page, I loved read... READ MORE
Leah Crowe
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
A true classic
ok I'm slightly biased with this book because it's my second favourite Harry Potter book after Goblet of Fire. But I honestly love it so much. Although th... READ MORE
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
AMAZING
Harry Potter Is great for both children and adults.
courtney sweet
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Obviously amazing!
I will always love and cherish this book, it’s what really got me into reading in the first place. Even if it’s author makes very questionable decision and... READ MORE
Isabella Ratcliffe
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
I absolutely adore every aspect of this book
I started reading Harry Potter when I was nine and I distinctly remember being very proud of finishing the first page, the first chapter and eventually the... READ MORE
The Sassenach's Library
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Avid J.K Rowling fan here I've grown up with the Harry Potter series & will always recommend this book as well as the whole series.
Dav King
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosephers stone
Harry's world is turned upside down when half-giant Hagrid shows up at his door and tells him he is a wizard. He enters a magical world of spells, broomsti... READ MORE
Esme  Caygill-Coombs
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Great for new teenagers
The book that turned my son into a more thoughtful human being. Still great after all these years. A good starter if you kids are still to naive for Terry ... READ MORE
Lisa Farrell
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Magical
A must read for all ages. The imagination is indescribable. I fell in love within the first few pages. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to b... READ MORE
Jessica Whittaker
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Having read this book and loved it for years and years i thorougly recomend this book to aged 6 and above. it is full of suspense, magic and making friends... READ MORE
Holly wynne
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
An Absolute Treasure
So I’m pretty sure that there are very few people out there who actually require another review of the Harry Potter books but my Goodreads page wouldn’t fe... READ MORE
Charlotte Watkins
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
I mean...
It's Harry Potter, it doesn't require a review. Reading it is almost a rite of passage. Fantastic book, for every generation.
Dovahkiin
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
My (although I don't like to admit it) fictional home!
This has been my obsession since 9 years old, and I still love it!
Matthew Armitage
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Best book ever!
This is one of the best books I have ever read, with the interesting plot and the way JK Rowling uses the words just makes you fall into the magical world ... READ MORE
Milena Sejud
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
So much fun
I absolutely adore the Harry Potter books! There's also something about the Philosopher's Stone that is so heartwarming and endearing. It's my favorite of ... READ MORE
Kimberley Warrington
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Childhood Classic!
Fantastic literature, amazing plot lines and a well planned story that captivates all ages. If you haven’t read all 7 books, you should do so right away!
Harriet Hall
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
undoubtedly a timeless classic
Most people over the age of ten have read at least one Harry Potter book, or seen at least one movie, at least I’ve never met anybody who hasn’t. Shockingl... READ MORE
Elkie Hutchinson
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Indescribably phenomenal!
I don't know what to say, it's so unbelievably incredible I don't know how to put it into words. My home is inside this book ❤️ and I love it so much ❤️ ca... READ MORE
Molly Greenway
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
harry potter
i have two copies of this book at home it is getting used if you want you could get this book
kieron mckelvie
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
No
I started reading the series about 6 years ago and found it just wasn’t my thing. I found the chapters predictable and that most of the action happened at ... READ MORE
Jill Herring
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
BEST BOOK EVER
BEST BOOK EVER LOVE HARRY POTTER!! I prefer the books to the films but when they make films of books it helps you understand stuff like when I read the boo... READ MORE
Charlotte Snow
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Lots of fun
Fun and easy read for all. The writing style is a little simplistic but not distracting from a great read with charming, lovable characters and witty dialo... READ MORE
holly can read
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Let me allow you an honest review
As some one who has adored this series since they was a young girl, to turning into an adult man. I started off with watching the movies, the music, the co... READ MORE
Lucas Moon
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter
This is a must have read One of the vest books I've read so far. I really enjoyed reading it
Jack  Finn
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Great read
Excellent read if you’re wanting to get into Harry Potter. An easy book to follow, with exciting and twisting turns. After you read one chapter, you’ll wan... READ MORE
Rhea Hyde
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Amazing
Brilliant
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Wonderful
Immersive. Just what a book needs to be
James Chadwick
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
the secret is out
Harry Potter was mistreated by his aunt ,uncle and cousin born into a muggle life then when a giant told him he is a wizard he found himself running for hi... READ MORE
Hannah  GJ
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
STUPID POTTAH!
My father will hear about this.
Book Hoomin
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Magical Beginnings
J.K. Rowling's debut novel, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," is a captivating journey into the enchanting world of wizardry and wonder. From the... READ MORE
Besarta  Tusha
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The following review contains spoilers.
This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It is not too challenging and I love reading about all Harry's fantastic adventures in the wizardin... READ MORE
Anonymous_1
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
great
love wizards
john