Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1): Adult Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1): Adult Edition

by J.K.Rowling (Author)


When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping his hideous Muggle guardians for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: Adult ed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 11 Sep 1998

ISBN 10: 0747542988
ISBN 13: 9780747542988
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: Cult children's classic - 156,000 copies sold - a hit with adults GOLD WINNER of the 1997 Nestle Smarties Book Prize (9-11yrs); WINNER of the British Book Awards' Children's Book of the Year 1997; WINNER of the Children's Book Award 1998; Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1997; Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 1997; Winner of the Young Telegraph Book Award; Commended for the Carnegie Children's Fiction Award 1997; Winner of the Birmingham Cable Book Award; Shortlisted for the Whitbread Book Award Also a worldwide blockbusting film
Prizes: Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 and Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1998 and LA Carnegie Medal 1998.

Media Reviews
'Funny, imaginative, magical Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading. In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch' The Times 'And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too' James Naughtie
Author Bio
Since publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997, the Harry Potter novels have sold 350 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.