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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone /

by Rowling, J. K [author.]; GrandPré, Mary [illustrator.]; Scholastic Inc [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rowling, J. K. Year ... at Hogwarts: 1.Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., [1998]Description: vi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0590353403; 9780590353403.Uniform titles: Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone.Subject(s): Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Weasley, Ron (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Wizards -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | Wizards -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | England -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Fiction | Novels | Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction
Contents:
1. The Boy Who Lived -- 2. The Vanishing Glass -- 3. The Letters from No One -- 4. The Keeper of the Keys -- 5. Diagon Alley -- 6. The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters -- 7. The Sorting Hat -- 8. The Potions Master -- 9. The Midnight Duel -- 10. Halloween -- 11. Quidditch -- 12. The Mirror of Erised -- 13. Nicolas Flamel -- 14. Norbert The Norwegian Ridgeback -- 15. The Forbidden Forest -- 16. Through the Trapdoor -- 17. The Man with Two Faces.
Awards: National Book Award (UK), 1997.Awards: Gold Medal Smarties Prize, 1997.Awards: Parenting Book of the Year Award, 1998.Summary: 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 Wizards and Witches.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

After 10 miserable years with his aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each book follows another year in Harry's education while more of his frightening destiny is revealed.

"First Scholastic trade paperback printing, September 1999"--Title page verso.

Originally published: 1st American ed. New York : A.A. Levine Books, 1998.

"Year 1"--Spine.

Sequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

1. The Boy Who Lived -- 2. The Vanishing Glass -- 3. The Letters from No One -- 4. The Keeper of the Keys -- 5. Diagon Alley -- 6. The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters -- 7. The Sorting Hat -- 8. The Potions Master -- 9. The Midnight Duel -- 10. Halloween -- 11. Quidditch -- 12. The Mirror of Erised -- 13. Nicolas Flamel -- 14. Norbert The Norwegian Ridgeback -- 15. The Forbidden Forest -- 16. Through the Trapdoor -- 17. The Man with Two Faces.

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 Wizards and Witches.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 12.0 26759.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.5 12.0 26759.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.3 16.0 Quiz: 13011 Guided reading level: V.

Accelerated Reader MG 5.5 12.0 26759.

National Book Award (UK), 1997.

Gold Medal Smarties Prize, 1997.

Parenting Book of the Year Award, 1998.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 The Boy Who Lived (p. 9)
  • 2 The Vanishing Glass (p. 32)
  • 3 The Letters from No One (p. 50)
  • 4 The Keeper of the Keys (p. 71)
  • 5 Diagon Alley (p. 91)
  • 6 The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters (p. 127)
  • 7 The Sorting Hat (p. 160)
  • 8 The Potions Master (p. 183)
  • 9 The Midnight Duel (p. 199)
  • 10 Halloween (p. 226)
  • 11 Quidditch (p. 249)
  • 12 The Mirror of Erised (p. 267)
  • 13 Nicolas Flamel (p. 296)
  • 14 Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback (p. 314)
  • 15 The Forbidden Forest (p. 333)
  • 16 Through the Trapdoor (p. 360)
  • 17 The Man with Two Faces (p. 394)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) Orphaned Harry Potter has been living a dog's life with his horrible relatives. He sleeps in the broom cupboard under the stairs and is treated as a slavey by his aunt and uncle. On his eleventh birthday, mysterious missives begin arriving for him, culminating eventually in the arrival of a giant named Hagrid, who has come to escort him to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry learns that his parents died saving him from an evil sorcerer and that he himself is destined to be a wizard of great power. Harry's astonished introduction to the life of wizardry starts with his purchase, under Hagrid's guidance, of all the tools of an aspiring sorcerer: wand, robes, cauldron, broomstick, owl. Hogwarts is the typical British public school, with much emphasis placed on games and the honor of the House. Harry's house is Gryffindor, the time-honored rival of Slytherin: he becomes a star at Quidditch, an extremely complicated game played with four different balls while the whole team swoops about on broomsticks. He studies Herbology, the History of Magic, Charms, Potions, the Dark Arts, and other arcane subjects, all the while getting closer to his destiny and the secret of the sorcerer's stone. He makes friends (and enemies), goes through dangerous and exciting adventures, and justifies the hopeful predictions about him. The light-hearted caper travels through the territory owned by the late Roald Dahl, especially in the treatment of the bad guys-they are uniformly as unshadedly awful as possible-but the tone is a great deal more affectionate. A charming and readable romp with a most sympathetic hero and filled with delightful magic details. a.a.f. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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