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.
Joanne Rowling (born 1965), who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling, is an English writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series
Photo: J. P. Masclet 2007.