Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) - J. K. Rowling 8.34   1384

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by a beetle eyed giant of a man, enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. All because Harry Potter is a wizard! Follow the adventures of Harry Potter as he discovers the magical, the dangerous, the unpredictable world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Note: This book came out with different titles in the UK and in the US. In the UK, and in most other English editions, it was named Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. But the US publisher wanted to change name to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, because they felt that audience would not have sufficient background into classical mythology to know what the Philosopher's Stone was. Rowling claims she now regrets the change and would have fought if she had been in a better position at the time.


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Release date 1997
Details updated August 23, 2022

Harry Potter :: Series

Series contains 8 primary works and has 8 total works.

Harry Potter is a series of seven books by English author J. K. Rowling about an adolescent boy named Harry Potter. The story is mostly set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school for young wizards and witches, and focuses on Harry Potter's fight against the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents as part of his plan to take over the wizarding world.

Related series Harry Potter Companion Books
Related series Pottermore Presents
Related series Fantastic Beasts

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) 8.34   1384
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) 7.94   1274
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) 8.78   1280
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) 8.38   1247
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) 8.38   1213
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) 8.42   1196
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) 8.62   1183
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) 6.62   186

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Despite it being a few years since I enjoyed this book, i can say Its well written so an intelligent 5th grader can understand (but not fully)and i enjoyed it. I remember thinking why was Harry's aunt such a "mean lady". Then my grandmother, who got me into the series, said the mother and aunt didn't get along. Ever since I've made a better effort to get along with my brother. This is a novel, a story. A good story has a good moral/lesson. That was the lesson I learned.

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