Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneLarge Print - 1999
From Library Staff
for witchcraft // 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 Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry turns 11, and learns he's a wizard! No more living under the stairs for him. He's off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but it turns out he's pretty famous in the wizarding world. That doesn't make him the most popular kid at school... then strange things start happening, and h... Read More »
Amanda enjoys revisiting Harry Potter, which never ceases to amaze her.
JCLBeckyC Mar 30, 2017
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to Harry Potter fandom. I highly recommend the audiobook format with Jim Dale's narration. It's not the magic or the adventure that I like about these books. It's the dry wit and the relationships between the memorable characters that got me hooked. I want the Wea... Read More »
JCLAmandaH Feb 11, 2014
Who can resist the magic of Harry Potter? From the unparalleled world-building and the huge cast of memorable characters, to the mythic resonance of the epic battle for good versus evil, J. K. Rowling shows her literary genius at plotting and imbuing her story with details to fire readers' imagin... Read More »
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QuotesAdd a Quote
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!
"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
- Albus Dumbledore
"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
SummaryAdd a Summary
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...
THIS BOOK is very like baby talk:bdyfgveaiygrteiveyrgtroaevrytgowaeyvqgowevtiy3qgotvlyergtovqegtqoeyrtgoqyeroqegvtyqeogrtyqegvortuvygtoqverygtovq3eruqgteoyqergtovqerytgvoqeyqgoer
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.
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
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.
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.
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.