Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBook - 1997
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable.
For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.
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navy_elephant_233 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
black_alligator_854 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
" 'Don't play,' said Hermione at once.
'Say you're ill,' said Ron.
'Pretend to break your leg,' Hermione suggested.
'REALLY break your leg,' said Ron."
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
Harry: What's this?
Petunia: Your new school uniform.
Harry: Oh. I didn't realize it had to be so wet.
"I'm going to bed, before either of you think up another clever idea to get us killed. Or worse, EXPELLED."
"You should start standing up to people, Neville"
"How? I can barely stand at all! "-Neville Longbottom
"Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's Levi-O-sa, not Levios-A." - Hermione Granger.
"I was unfortunate enough to come across a vomit-flavored one, and I'm afraid I've lost my taste for them."
Give it here Malfoy or I'll knock you off your broom!
It's LeviOsa, not LevioSA!
-Hermione Granger, of course!
Funny Albus Dumbledore Quotes
-What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
...To Harry Potter at the end of the book
-I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat.
...To Harry Potter in the hospital wing
-Aw... music! A magic beyond anything we teach here!
... I honestly don't remember anything about the quote except the quote!
SummaryAdd a Summary
Harry Potter never seemed to fit in anywhere. As an orphan who lived with his cousin, aunt, and uncle, he didn’t even really have a family. He had nothing, that is, until someone showed him a world of magic, literally. On a dark and stormy night, on the floor of a hut in the middle of the ocean, Harry Potter heard a strange creaking at the door. It was early in the morning on his eleventh birthday and his aunt and uncle had taken him off the map, made him untrackable by those trying to contact him. Still, Hagrid, the headmaster of Hogwarts’ trusted friend, arrived and took Harry away to where he belonged as a wizard, the wizarding world.
A month later, Harry was on the train to Hogwarts, then he was at Hogwarts, and before he knew it, Christmas had arrived. By then, Harry and his best friends, Hermione and Ron, were searching for the identity of the mysterious Nicolas Flamel, for this would answer their bigger question: what was under the trapdoor on the forbidden third floor? Eventually they found their answer. Believing their evil professor, Severus Snape, was after the precious object to help a truly dangerous entity, they set off for the adventure of a lifetime. What they found under the trapdoor was more than they had bargained for.
As a lifelong Harry Potter fan, or Potterhead, I greatly enjoyed reading the first book in J.k. Rowling’s famous series again. Knowing the entire story by heart, I loved finding little easter eggs, pieces of foreshadowing, or underlying metaphors. This book would rank high on my ten 25 favorite books, without hesitation. I recognize now how quickly the story moves along compared to the other books. The stories became more developed as the each book came out. Having read the other six books, I want to know more about Harry’s first year at Hogwarts. That is the only fault I can find in this wonderful novel.
I have and always will recommend this entire series to anyone. Harry and his friends are so relatable, so human, that the reader feels as though they are part of the fantastic trios. The incredible story is so transporting, one might actually believe they have entered the wizarding world, and long for it as much as Harry when they are away from it. Every part of the story are compelling in different ways. It is a great birthday present to start someone on this awesome series. It has something for everyone.
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...
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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...
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.
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...
A 12 year old boy's life changes when he gets a message from an owl and goes to a magical school.
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.
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.
Harry Potter is a 10 year old boy who's parents died in a car accident while he just got a scar when his head banged the car. He know lives with his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley who all despise him. He is just an ordinary boy with a miserable life and letters from a wierd school which his uncle and aunt hate. On his eleventh birthday, a huge man called Hagrid comes to his house to tell him the truth: Turns out, he is a wizard, his parents were killed by the most feared wizard of all time, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort, and he survived with a lightning scar. And all these letters come from the best wicthcraft and wizardry school in England. Arrived at that school, he meets 2 students who become his friends: Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. And a enemy, Draco Malfoy. He then discovers that there is something hidden in the school and that someone wants to get it. Would he discover who it really is before its too late?