Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBook - 1998
From Library Staff
If you haven’t had a chance to dive into Harry Potter yet, start with the first book and let it take you on a magical journey to Hogwarts. It’s got a great cast of characters, a beautifully quirky world full of wizards, and is fun for the whole family. If you’re tired of reading, Jim Dale does a ... Read More »
LPL_FisherA Jan 18, 2015
The Harry Potter universe has its fair share of sassy old lady characters, but one in particular outshines them all: Professor Minerva McGonagall. Being the head of the Gryffindor House and Transfiguration Instructor, Professor McGonagall is stern and feared by many due to her intimidating demea... Read More »
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“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”
"It's not the wizard that chooses the wand its the wand that chooses the wizard"
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"It takes a great seal of bravery to stand up to our enemy's, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
"'Now, if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us all killed, or worse- expelled.'"
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.