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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1): Volume 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1): Volume 1

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Harry Potter spent ten long years living with Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, an aunt and uncle whose outrageous favoritism of their perfectly awful son Dudley leads to some of the most inspired dark comedy since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But fortunately for Harry, he's about to be granted a scholarship to a unique boarding school called THE HOGWORTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY, where he will become a school hero at the game of Quidditch (a kind of aerial soccer played high above the ground on broomsticks), he will make some wonderful friends, and, unfortunately, a few terrible enemies. For although he seems to be getting your run-of-the-mill boarding school experience (well, ok, even that's pretty darn out of the ordinary), Harry Potter has a destiny that he was born to fulfill. A destiny that others would kill to keep him from.

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 09/01/1998
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780590353403
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 26759 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Award: Bookseller's Choice - Winner
Award: Nevada Young Readers' Award - Winner
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Winner
Award: Sasquatch Award - Winner
Award: Great Stone Face Book Award - Winner
Award: West Virginia Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/20/1998 pg. 220
Booklist 09/15/1998 pg. 230
School Library Journal 10/01/1998 pg. 145
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/1999 pg. 783
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/1998 pg. 1292
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1998 pg. 73 - Superior,Well Above Average
ALA Notable Children's Books 01/01/1999 pg. 1308
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/1998 pg. 27
Booklist 05/15/1999 pg. 1691
Publishers Weekly Best Books 01/01/1998 pg. 51
Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 978
Booklist 11/15/2000 pg. 632
Booklist 05/01/2001 pg. 1611
Booklist 04/15/2002 pg. 1416
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1999 pg. 73 - Superior,Well Above Average
Entertainment Weekly 12/05/2014 pg. 73

About the Author
Mary GrandPré has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books, including The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, which received a Caldecott Honor; Cleonardo, the Little Inventor, of which she is also the author; and the original American editions of all seven Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPré lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three short series companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films. Harry's story as a grown-up was later continued in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.

In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with the fairy tale The Ickabog, which she initially published for free online for children in lockdown, later donating all her book royalties to help vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing, including for her detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith. She supports a wide number of humanitarian causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of the children's care reform charity Lumos.

For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family.

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