Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Paperback Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Paperback Edition

Paperback | August 31, 2000

byJ.K. Rowling

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When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping from his unbearable Muggle guardians to Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles into 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. "The saga of Harry Potter and his creator has almost reached the status of myth ... The books strike as deeply as the most timeless fairy tales. Harry and his friends seem intensely real-parents report a frequent refrain of 'they're just like us.'" -Maclean's "A richly imagined world to which young readers will surrender themselves, and one of the most attractive heroes to come around in a long while." -Globe and Mail "Harry Potter is the biggest phenomenon in kids' publishing for decades ... Rowling has taken a classic formula and given it a contemporary (but not too contemporary) twist, where the hero crosses the boundary from the day-to-day mundanity to a world of magic and wonder." -Vancouver Sun

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Paperback Edition

Paperback | August 31, 2000
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When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping from his unbearable Muggle guardians to Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:7.78 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:August 31, 2000Publisher:Raincoast BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155192398x

ISBN - 13:9781551923987

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book That Started It All! When I first got this book in January, I thought I was not going to like it, but the first paragraph that J.K. Rowling wrote, got me intensely hooked into the book! The part where Harry set the snake free, the part when he found out he was a wizard, the part when Harry met Ron and Hermione! All magical moments! When I was finished with the book I couldn't stop talking about it! The only thing I wanted more was the next book! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I am now on the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix . J.K. Rowling is truly an amazing, talented, and most of all, a MAGICAL author!
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're a wizard, Harry! I was very excited to pick up the first book of the Harry Potter series. I had already watched the movies, but when someone told me that they were based on books, I just had to read them. By the next morning I was already on the third chapter, trying to finish the book as fast as I could. Harry Potter is about a young boy who lives with his aunt and uncle. When he finds out that he is a wizard, he enters the magical world. This includes Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. Once he joins the school, he embarks on a dangerous quest to defeat the most powerful dark wizard of all time. Hogwarts is also where he meets his lifelong friends, Ron and Hermione. All my expectations were blown away with J.K. Rowling's descriptive writing. While reading the book, I could imagine both the settings and characters vividly. Rowling wrote about Hogwarts as if it were a real place, and with the way she described it I wish it was, since it sounds like a place where everyone is welcome. This book made me feel that any person, rich or poor, can be a hero. My favourite message of the book is that no matter how hard the task, your friends will help you succeed. I love that the side characters play such a big role in the book. I also love how Rowling added comedic moments. This made for a well rounded novel. Overall, I loved Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I encourage everyone to read this awesome story!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're a wizard, Harry! I was very excited to pick up the first book of the Harry Potter series. I had already watched the movies, but when someone told me that they were based on books, I just had to read them. By the next morning I was already on the third chapter, trying to finish the book as fast as I could. Harry Potter is about a young boy who lives with his aunt and uncle. When he finds out that he is a wizard, he enters the magical world. This includes Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. Once he joins the school, he embarks on a dangerous quest to defeat the most powerful dark wizard of all time. Hogwarts is also where he meets his lifelong friends, Ron and Hermione. All my expectations were blown away with J.K. Rowling's descriptive writing. While reading the book, I could imagine both the settings and characters vividly. Rowling wrote about Hogwarts as if it were a real place, and with the way she described it I wish it was, since it sounds like a place where everyone is welcome. This book made me feel that any person, rich or poor, can be a hero. My favourite message of the book is that no matter how hard the task, your friends will help you succeed. I love that the side characters play such a big role in the book. I also love how Rowling added comedic moments. This made for a well rounded novel. Overall, I loved Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I encourage everyone to read this awesome story!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Start of it All It’s about an 11 year old boy named Harry Potter who is living with his aunt, uncle and cousin Dudley. His whole life changed on his 11th birthday, he is surprised because he figures out he is a wizard. After a long journey he gets to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He figures that he is no ordinary boy. It is a great book. You should definitely read it. With the exception of a few errors and unneeded parts.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's magically delicious! This was a re-read for me. Caught up in the excitement of all the rave reviews, I read this one when it first came out. I devoured it then, and I was anxious to read more of the series. However, I decided that this was exactly the type of series that I wanted to experience with my children (I didn’t even have any at the time!) and turned a blind eye to all the future releases in the series as well as the movies. I did not want to spoil the joy of sharing something so wonderful with my kids. I read this aloud to my children, and they loved it as much as I did! Rowling writes in such a way that the book can be enjoyed by young and old alike. It transcends generations. For anyone who has been living on another planet and not yet heard about this phenomenal book, it is about a 10 year-old boy named Harry Potter. He was orphaned as a babe and left to be raised by his maternal Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, who do not care for him one bit. While they lavish attention on their dear Dudley, they treat Harry as though he isn’t worthy of any love. He is treated like a servant, made to do the cooking and cleaning, and given crumbs to eat. His “room” is the cupboard under the stairs, even though spoiled Dudley has two bedrooms for himself: One for his bed and the other for his toys. A mysterious envelope arrives addressed to Harry. Before he has a chance to open it, Uncle Vernon snatches it away when he sees the seal on the envelope is from a place named Hogwarts. More envelopes arrive, and Uncle Vernon boards up the mail slot and burns the mail. Finally, he takes the family away to a secluded island away from anyone for miles around. It occurs on the day of Harry’s 11th birthday, which of course is not celebrated by the Dursley family. A giant of a man breaks down the door and introduces himself as Rubeus Hagrid, who presents Harry with one of the elusive envelopes. It turns out that Harry has been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is located in a parallel magical world. Hagrid further informs Harry that his parents were also witches who were killed by a bad warlock named Voldemort. This is all a shock to Harry, as he had been told that his parents died in a car crash. For some reason, Voldemort was unable to bring harm to Harry save for the lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. After Voldemort’s inability to destroy Harry, he disappeared. Some say he died, and others say that he is still around just biding his time. Harry became famous among the witches because he is the only one who was able to survive a tangle with the evil Voldemort. Harry goes with Hargrid to Hogwarts, where he enters his first year of training to become a wizard. He makes friends with two other first-year students: Ronald Weasley, a red-haired boy who comes from a lower-class family of witches and is frowned upon by some of the richer class because of his hand-me-down robes and books, and Hermione Granger, a bushy brown-haired girl who also has trouble fitting in because she comes from a non-magical “Muggle” family (Muggles are known as non-magical folks.) At first, Hermione comes across as a know-it-all because she is extremely smart and studious. Later, after she takes the blame for an incident which saves Ron and Harry from getting into trouble, the three become inseparable. Hogwarts itself is fantastically magical with its talking portraits, staircases that change at will, secret passageways, and a forbidden forest. The place is filled with mystery, and Harry and his friends are just beginning their journey of discovery. This is the type of book that I would have loved as a child. It is a classic tale of good versus evil. I love that Rowling incorporates some life lessons about social classes. When Ron is taunted by the richer wizard families (Draco Malfoy and his two sidekicks, Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe) for his family’s meagre wealth, Harry stands up for him. Harry is envious of what Ron has, which is a loving family. That means more to him than all the wealth in the world, and he would give anything for it. My kids and I are so excited to continue with the next book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone I recently read the book Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I think Joanne Kathrine Rowling really has a way with words that truly takes your breath away when you read the books she has written. She is one of those authors that after you read the book you do not want it to end. So I thought when I read the book how did she come up with all these events. I really was amazed at quidditch and Harry being the youngest seeker in Hogwarts history. But don't let me spoil everything for you. You will just have to read for yourself and don't just take my word for it. I think you will be in true awe of her genius. So go on sign the book out of the library and read it!
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Journey Begins Harry was such a cute baby. Just wanted to start with the obvious. And to continue with the obvious, I am kicking off my hopefully month long Harry Potter reviews with the first book, the properly titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone written by the amazing J.K. Rowling. And just to get this out of the way, in case some Muggle has popped into our time from the 1980's, Harry Potter is a seven book series about an orphan boy who is a wizard, raised for a decade by his cruel human family, and is finally ushered into the magical world on his eleventh birthday. Harry goes to Hogwarts school, meets best friends Ron and Hermione, and finds out his parents were killed by evil Lord Voldemort. Each book follows a year in Harry's life, with escalating dangers and mysteries along the way. Everything else you can wiki. Or just ask Hermione since she knows everything. With that bit of good book blogging housekeeping out of the way, we can get to the meat of this start. With plenty of spoilers spoiled along the way, and certain plot points already known by me after watching the first handful of movies years ago. J.K. sets the stage right away by showing the magic and caring of the wizard world. These characters live in a technocolour universe filled with love. Then J.K. shows us the flipside with Harry having spent ten years with these vile and nasty slice of the worst of humanity. These characters live in a drab hate filled shelter of evil. To put it bluntly, I Hate The Dursleys. With every book, Harry was chucked off back to these abusive "people" every summer and I knashed my teeth. While J.K. tries to inject some humour here, I found the torment they put Harry through hard to read. When Harry is finally rescued by Hagrid and we are thrown headfirst into the magic, you could almost hear the collective applause from the audience of us. It is not just because Harry is among other wizards, but because his now surrounded with love. Two of the first Hogwarts students he meets become lifelong friends and show him astonishing devotion. This trio becomes such a cornerstone to the story, an emotional lynchpin for us to all rally around. Even with the happiness of this new life and new friends and new school, Harry still faces so many of the insecurities that plague his age. Thinking he is in trouble when he is not, or dealing with bratty classmates, becomes daily occurances to him. J.K. does an expert job bringing this theme to the fore when needed, such that my identification with Harry was very real. To match this age frame of problems, the mystery and main threat are also on the more juvenile level. This is not to say the plot is childish or not worthwhile or sufficiently dangerous, because it most certainly is. J.K. has always stated that Harry Potter was purposely constructed to escalate as the characters age and grow into themselves. The logic puzzles and mental games required at the conclusion are designed to prominently feature the skills of Harry, Ron and Hermione. With this ending, it becomes even more obvious that J.K. is playing the long game here, with a hidden history just lurking in the distance. Without any advance knowledge of the Horcrux's, I guessed about the portion of soul or something residing inside of Harry. The ending starts the usual trope of having the mentor explain it all to our hero. While this might be slightly overused, I did not mind this last minute explanations of previously unseen or unknown events. In fact, I welcomed them. Unlike other stories featuring information bombing at the end (looking at you, Battlestar Gallactica), J.K. still made these conversations with Dumbledore exhilarating. And I totally bought the mother's love being the reason for so much happening. J.K. ends with the promise of more, but also leaves wiggle room for this book being the finite story. Harry is heading back to that horrible abusive house, but this time armed with the knowledge so many children in his situation do not all have. He has friends. He is special. He can fight back. He will win. Thanks for this happy ending J.K. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bloody Brilliant Every now and then, I come across a book (or books) which, after I'm done reading it, I have a hard time putting into words my feelings about it. That is so true with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It is such an amazing and wonderful book, I don't even know where to begin. I love this book for many reasons, one of them being that this is the reader's first introduction to Harry Potter and the world of Hogwarts. I love how Rowling explains things in such depth that I constantly was forgetting that I am, in fact, a Muggle. I felt so involved with the characters and the adventures they were experiencing. And alas! Never have I regretted not being able to be in the world of a book as much as this one! I'm so upset at being a Muggle! Another reason that I love these books is that I can picture everything so vividly in my head. Usually with books, I have a general picture in my head of people, places, etc. But something about J.K. Rowling's writing, I got so caught up in this book. I would look down and realize that I had just read eighty pages in what seemed like minutes! I love how she established everything so well in this book. The beginning of Harry and Ron's friendship, which soon became the trio's friendship...the Harry vs. Malfoy animosity...Hagrid and his love for these children...how Dumbledore seems to favor Harry, while Snape really doesn't. We learn about Quidditch...moving pictures...wizards' duels...and invisibility cloaks. As a reader, I, like Harry, knew nothing of this world. I felt like I was in the same boat as him, learning everything along the way. I can come back to this very first Harry Potter book time and time again and still be able to laugh at the funny parts and gasp when I need to and be angered at something, even though I've read this book so many times. When I say that J.K. Rowling has created a timeless series, I absolutely mean it. I know that I'll still be reading these books when I'm seventy years old
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Books! Wow! I love not only this book, but the whole series! If you have not read it, READ IT NOW! It is great literature, interesting and creative, and all-around fun to read!
Date published: 2012-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter My opinion of Harry Potter may be biased because I adore the series so much. Nonetheless, I think J.K. Rowling does a fabulous job in creating her characters and in the development of her brilliant storyline. The story is easy to picture in your head and to understand, very few times I had to go back and reread sentences or paragraphs. The characters grow up and mature along with you and think in rational ways that someone could easily relate to. The book has a bit of every genre; romance, humour, battle, magic and a notorious villain and can appeal to any age group.
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets better every time I read it. I had to read this novel for my Children’s Lit class. How cool is that? I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to do homework. And I would gladly study it again. All right first I have to admit that when I picked up a spare copy for class (one that I could write all over) I laughed. Here is why: I will admit I haven’t read this book in a while. Many, many years have passed since I last picked it up; however, I’ve read it many a times. Anyhow, when I read it years ago when I was much younger it was always such a great adventure (still is), but also such a huge book. It’s huge in the sense that so much happens but I laughed because its 223 pages long. I guess I was more use to the 500 pages of the last four novels. But who knew that behind an adventure there was so much hidden meanings and allusion. I mean I read this before and just dove right into the story of an orphaned boy in a magical world, which of course is perfectly fine to do as that was Rowling’s original intentions. Who knew that there was allusions to genocide, class separation. Who knew that Harry Potter would fit the structure of Romance (Fantasy Romance), Quest, High Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, School Story, Orphan story, Gothic story, and Detective story. Who knew there was so much wrapped up in one loveable adventure? But too me that’s what it will always be...one hell of an adventure. For 223 pages, a lot sure does happen. We are thrown into the world of Wizards, where we are actually referred to as Muggles, while a young boy learns who he is, fits the idea of who other people think he is, and accepts himself for who he is. Harry goes from an orphan with no friends whom weird things happen to, to one that was written in Wizarding history books with some rather great friends and adventurous life. Harry Potter is a book for all ages filled with pages and pages of mischief, adventure, friendship, self discovery, and the teachings of Good vs. Evil, with Evil always losing. Good: Harry Potter—Humble, good, courageous and curious Hermione—Waking up in the middle of the night to run to your books and get half way through your notes to realize...you’ve already taken that exam. Hilarious Ron—scratch that, The Wesley Brother: (mainly Ron, and Fred and George) the most hilarious characters I think I’ve ever come across. Wish they were real...I’m in love with the whole family Bad: Nothing here. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall Rowling manages to put across her meanings and provide a clear picture through few words allowing for an adventure every page that everyone follows and no one questions. She answers every question that needs to be answered in this novel and somehow manages to set up plots for books that will happen far into the future from when this was released, and I can’t help but ask how? Her imagination and planning must have been meticulous, and it paid off. View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 2nd time reading: I really enjoyed it - again! Harry Potter's parents died when he was a baby. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, who hated his parents, hate him, and tell him nothing about his family history. On his 11th birthday, he discovers that he is a wizard and has been invited to attend Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I really enjoyed my first reread of this first Harry Potter book. I've been interested in rereading the series for a long time, to remind myself of details left out of the movies. There was much more focus on Harry's life with his aunt and uncle, and it was fun starting over, as Harry meets the teachers and students at Hogwarts, and makes friends with Hermione and Ron. I had forgotten what an annoying goody-two-shoes Hermione had been! Once again, I really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2011-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic beyond words! A book for all age’s. Truly a magical book, that takes you on a journey into the world of witchcraft and wizardry. It is for sure the best book I have ever read! Read it and you will fall in love.
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED it! Read this bookkkkk!
Date published: 2011-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yaye! So great Love the Harry Potter Series. Great for all ages. Enough Said.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome I whatched the movie a few times with my wife and loved it. She told me that I would love the book even more, So I decided to start reading the serise and fell in love with the first book. I love how you are introduced to all the characters, and how you end up getting to know your favorite one's, and one's you don't like, and wish something bad would happen to them. I really enjoyed this book and I can not wait to start reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I found this book to be a great read.
Date published: 2010-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Magical HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling The Harry Potter series is genius, and it couldn't have started out any better than it did with this book. The characters are rich, and dynamic, and you can't help but be drawn in by each and every one of them. The magic and mystery of Hogwarts pulls you in instantly, there's is no better world to lose yourself in than this one. I have never known another book to be so versatile than HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, I have seen men and women, boys and girls, children and adults alike, all reading this novel, and all of them being in awe of the magical journey this novel takes you on. I loved this book even more the second time around. I highly recommend it to those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting Harry Potter. :) Overall Opinion: A+ Visit my blog for my complete review, and more! :) http://kaylasbookcase.blogspot.com/
Date published: 2010-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for all ages! I read this book in grade 3 for a book report. I found it okay and didn't continue with the rest of the series. At 13, my dad convinced me to re-read the book and I found it absolutely amazing! I read the entire series in one month because it interested me so much. A lot of my friends also enjoy the series very much and my dad too. I wouldn't recommend it for ages 7-9, I would recommend it for all ages.
Date published: 2010-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The power of imagination Great book and great movie ! .. JK Rowling is an amazing author, she created this whole magical world in her mind and was able to express it on paper in a very powerful way using much description and explanations for everything. while reading the book you become trapped in this world, you feel like you know the characters and the world of Hogwarts personally, it is amazing to think that this all came from the power of imagination.
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How did Harry Potter become a household word? How did Harry Potter become a household word? I am intrigued by the phenomena of Harry Potter, and this review is a writer / editor's perspective. The plot and characters are well known and described in many reviews, so I will not address them. I purchased all four books over two years ago, but they sat on my shelf unread. Then, I was away from home without a book, and a friend loaned me her copy of The Sorcerer's Stone. Within two weeks, I read all four books. Why? J. K. Rowlings captures the imagination with prose that draws her readers in. Details that are not in the movie, such as Harry's hair that stayed one length no matter how often it was cut, which showed that he was a wizard, but did not know it. * He was different from his peer group; isolated in a world of Muggles. Children often feel isolated and mistreated, as do adults, therefore most people can relate to this situation. * He is an orphan who believes his parents died in a car crash, and he has no pictures of them. He longs to belong, an emotion that is common in all ages. * His room was a closet under the stairs, he never received gifts or a kind word, and was viewed as something to get through by his guardians. In reality, anyone treated like this is abused. Yet Harry kept a positive attitude, and enjoyed the privacy the room gave him. He made the best of bad circumstances. * His cousin was a pampered slob, but he was created by his parents overindulgent behavior. He received 36 presents for his birthday, but it was not enough. Things do not replace guardianship. * Harry, small for his age, was the object of ridicule. Magic delivered him. Who does not dream of a magical solution to their problems? This is a writer's tool known as "deus ex machina" or "God out of a machine." Commonly, in editing, this is the "hand of God" tool. It is generally used in an unconvincing plot, character, or event, however, Rowlings success is because she foreshadowed the magic as part of Harry's character through the lightning bolt scar on his forehead. Other aspects of the writing itself are: * Rowlings does not talk down to her audience of young adults. * The same story elements that appeal to a child, appeal to an adult; and the book is unique and readable. * Her characters grow, change, and make decisions based on their own motives. * Life is not simple; people do die. * Good and evil exist, as they do in reality, in many guises. * She takes time to set up the characters, plot, and scenes. I wondered why she dedicated so many pages to Privet Drive. This introduced Harry, and because we know how he is treated, we know why Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry immediately becomes his home. He was wanted. * It is easy to read. The text flows naturally, even with strange words and unusual names. * Her creativity and descriptions bring life to the story, and you want to know what happens next. Rowlings did not expect her marvelous story to capture readers from all age groups. She was surprised to be compared to Frank L. Baum who wrote the Wizard of Oz. Now I, like million of J. K. Rowlings fans from all over the world, anxiously await the next book. Thus, Harry Potter, became a household word.
Date published: 2009-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice start :D I`ve always had my doubts about this series, but after finishing this book, my view has changed :) 4/5
Date published: 2009-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Not just for kids - the Harry Potter series is addictive!
Date published: 2009-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! A not very good begining but a spectacular end with a suprise twist you'll never guess. After this book there are 7 other great books to read and you'll want to read them. Harry Potter is a phenomenon!
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Harry Potter is a young teenage boy living with his aunt and uncle, in London England. His aunt and uncle don't like him and are very mean to him. Then one day, Harry receives a letter that changes his life forever! This book has it all-action, suspence, romance! It is incredibly well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I really recommend this book to anyone aged 8 and up!!
Date published: 2008-05-31
Rated out of 5 by from Great for all ages Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling is a great novel for people of all ages, because the story is creative and the length isn't too long. I just recently reread it after nine years and it was just as exciting as the first time. The narrator is funny, making the most ordinary situations something pleasant to read. The words are carefully selected and they create images in your mind as you read. Even after watching the movie, reading the novel is a different experience. I am very eager to start the second book, since books are not as easily forgotten as movies. Harry Potter has been living with the Dursley's for as long as he can remember. One day, a little before his eleventh birthday, he checks the mail and sees that a letter is addressed to him. However, Uncle Vernon doesn't allow him to see his letter, or the other hundreds of letters being mailed to him, tracking them wherever they try to hide. Harry learns that the Dursley’s were lying to him about how his parents died, that he is a wizard, and the letters are for his admission to Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, learn about the Philosopher's Stone and suspect that it may get into the wrong hands. Will Harry Potter get anyone to believe that the Philosopher's Stone is in danger? Learn more of their magical world. I highly recommend this novel to children to develop their interest in literature. 4.5/5
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Yeah...I jumped on the band wagon of Harry Potter. I am not a huge fan but so many people talk about the serious and my sister has all the books so they were readily available to read. It was okay but I felt it was for a younger child. Rowling shows brilliant flashes of imagination which kept me going and now I can discuss details of the book with my niece and nephew who are huge fans of Potter.
Date published: 2008-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action- Packed This book is a great book. It is one of the best books I've ever read. I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2008-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone This book invites you to Hogwarts School. I was absorbed in this book by the many times I have read it. Even if your reading for the thirteenth time you still catch things that you missed the other thirteen times reading it! The character are all really interesting too. My personal favourite being Oliver Wood, who I find absolutely hilarious! If you're looking for a fun book that you can read over and over gain then you should definitely consider picking up this book becasue it is definitely one of the best books I have ever read!
Date published: 2008-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Absolutly Awesome" Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is a fantastic book! This book is filled with suspense, excitement, treachery and magical creatures. The main character, Harry Potter, has to go through tunnels, trapdoors, and teachers to rescue his friends. This book was written by the amazing author, J.K. Rowling. Some of the main characters are: Hermoine Granger, Hagrid, Professor Magonigal, Ron Weasley, and Malfoy. The setting of this superb book is in Hogwarts school for Witchcraft and Wizardry. This book is great for all ages. You'll love it whether your seven or seventy. Enjoy your reading! Brandon
Date published: 2007-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of, if not thee best What can be said that has not yet been mentioned. A classic in the makings, it's morals will never die. This story relates to so much, and deals wtih so much that it's no wonder why so many people have fallen in love with the first book in a great series. Don't let this book being a 'kids' book stop you from reading a great novel. There's meanings and depth in this book that means that it's not only for children, its really one of those wonderful books that is a book for all ages. It's a great coming of age story full of friendship and love. A very good read that I believe that no one should go with out.
Date published: 2007-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT THE BEST it was one of the best it reminded me of the past and how i sat reading it in awe and i read it 3 times over and every time was better and i never got bored this book is a must read!!!!
Date published: 2007-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Amazing I read this book in two weeks. It was a real triller. I couldn't put the book down. Well thats all
Date published: 2007-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful The first book in a fabulous series is a real eye opener. You will want to read untill midnight or later. You won't want to put it down until the last word.
Date published: 2007-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J.K. Rowling is a Writing Wizard What can be said that hasn't been said already? J.K. Rowling is richer than the Queen of England because of Harry Potter. That says a lot. The story line has everything: a rags-to-riches main character who is a picked-on nobody in the muggle world and a household name in the wizarding community; personal pets who deliver messages; moving photographs; jellybeans that taste like everything imaginable; flying; invisibility; trolls, unicorns, and centaurs; and let's not forget the most important part--magic. Harry goes to Hogwarts, a school to teach kids to become witches and wizards, but magic is also used to put pig tails on enemies and enchant snowballs to follow and hit teachers. What child wouldn't love this book? Adults also enjoy the story of Harry and his battle against he-who-shall-not-be-named, the one who killed Harry's parents and put the scar on his forehead. The author's humour is generously spread throughout the book making it even more lovable, if that's possible. The Harry Potter series should be required reading for all school children. The books will show everyone what the love of reading is all about.
Date published: 2007-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow! this book was so good.I LOVED it
Date published: 2007-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic Harry is eleven, and has been living with his aunt, uncle and their son Dudley ever since his parents died. Believed that his parents died in a car crash, he soon finds out that they were murdered. His parents were a witch/wizard, killed my the most powerful wizard ever Lord Voldemort (he who must not be named). Harry leaves his step family behind and goes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He unravels secrets about his past, and makes friends with Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasly. A wonderful fantasy novel.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Beginning Of Something Great The Harry Potter series is absolutely amazing. Harry Potter has become probably the most well known literary character in the world and Rowling demonstrates why with these novels. I definitely recommend everyone reading these novels.
Date published: 2006-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good! Altho not my favorite of the books, I did enjoy it very much, it was the beginning of a great series of books, i am so glad i discovered it.
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Get on the Hogwarts Express! Capital A AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazed This is one of the best books I've ever read and I would recomend it to anyone! If you liked this book read all the other Harry Potter books too!
Date published: 2005-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I first read this book when it first came out,At first I didn't see the point of it but now that I have re-read it and have the three current movies I have grown to apperciate the fine work J.K. Rowling has done.I must say that this book is a must read,it is not only for children but also for adults that are into fiction. This is not the only book I would recommend, I would also recommed the five other current books also because they are all well done.
Date published: 2005-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from O Yeah! Everyone listen to me. READ THIS BOOK you won't regret it! You won't be able to put it down.
Date published: 2005-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Best Book On Earth This is the best book ever!YOU will be excited to read it!The story starts off about the life of Harry Potter!I will not tell you any more. You have to read the book to find out!GO READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT & AWESOME Being from the USA, I read this book under the title, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , but it is the same story. This book totally rocks!! This should be required reading for all middle school and high school students. It insprires the young reader to really READ and gives all us old folks something to look forward to. For heaven's sake, read thi
Date published: 2004-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Find If you're looking for an amazing read by a wonderful author than you've found the right book. To be an instant classic,with amazing twists and turns. Great for anyone who likes magic and adventure. With fun characters like Ron,Hermione and don't forget Hagrid! It's definatly a don't-put-down-till-you'r-done classic. Will you be brave enough to go down to Platform 9 and 3/4 or jump on a broom and play Quidditch! So join this orphin on a journey to save the stone!
Date published: 2004-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Creative When I first heard of Harry Potter, I thought only of wizards and spells. I finally got to reading the book and it's not only about wizards and spells, it's about the life of a boy, a special boy. J.K. Rowling takes you away on an adventure.
Date published: 2003-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COOL!!!!!!! READ IT ABOUT 6 TIMES ALREADY!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2003-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Read This book is superb!! It is well written and full of god old British humour. Joanne seems to really know what teens go through, and she uses this to make Harry seem that much more realistic. Harry's adventures this year will make you laugh, cry, scream triumphantly, and most of all, inspire you to keep reading.
Date published: 2003-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best books ever! The Harry Potter novels are absolutely fantastic. I am 20 and read constantly, so I know a good book when I see one and the Potter books are some of the best I have ever read. The Potter novels rank up there with Dahl, Tolkien, and Banks and continue the British tradition turning out superb nonsense and fantasy writers. I have read the first four books about 10 times and can't wait for the next book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I hope JK Rowling realizes the popularity of the Harry Potter books and decides to expand that beyond the 7 books currently planned.
Date published: 2003-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read !!! Great book, but it's way 2 small. It took me the better part of an hour 2 read it ... I've read it now and all the other books 5 times ...
Date published: 2003-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter The Book of magic Thsi book is the best book, I have read. Its seems a bit childish at first cause it was ment for children not, teenagers like me. But after reading this book, i was stuck on it like glue. Now I am a harry potter freak, collecting, anything and everything harry potter. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys, magic BUT fun and exicting story and plot. All in all one dang good book!?!
Date published: 2002-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WoRtH yOuR wIlD! Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was exciting, mainly because of the many unexpected twists. When Harry met Hagrid is when the story took its frist edge of your seat exciting twist! At the begining, you'd never believe what the book had in store, it's amazing and eventful adventures. Harry Potter, the wizard, yeah right! The book has always appeared to unrealistic to me before I began to read it, but even though it talks about witches and wizards, the adventures Harry, Ron and Hermione run into could be compared with a real human being. So before I leave I want to tell you, if you havn't already, it'll be worth your wild to check this book!
Date published: 2002-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Its not so great Huh. This is ridiculous. This book isn't wonderfull or great or even exciting after you read it the first time! It's got an increadably slow start, and sure, it might be nice and exciting and interesting after that - but only once. It's not written well enough to be good a second time. I know lots of people who don't even think that it was good the first time! Don't get caught up in the Harry Potter craze. The movie is better than the book, and that's the first time I have ever said that for a book with a movie when I read the book first. Don't bother wasting your money on this book. Go spend it on some other more worthwhile, better, more interesting book instead. One you will be able to read more than once.
Date published: 2002-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SWEEEET Harry Potter and The Philosopher's stone is a masterpiece!Rowling has got quite the imagination there! I may just be 11 but I know what I like, and I like this book . Sorry did I say I like this book I mean I LOVE IT!
Date published: 2002-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone AMAZING!!!!!!! THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE IT. J.K. ROWLING IS A GENIOUS!!! I LOVE HER!!!!!!!! I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE HOW MUCH OF A FAN I AM!!! SHE IS AMAZING! I JUST FINISHED READING A BIOGRAPHY ON HER AND SHE HAS THE MOST INTERESTING LIFE! I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS HOW MUCH I WOULD LIKE TO MEET HER!! SHE IS MY HEROE AND I LOVE HER!!!
Date published: 2002-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One beautiful book. This novel starts out extremly slow. Its content, though, is a subject that would turn off alot of reader, but this book puts you in a place like no other. It puts new dreams inside your head and makes you want to be Harry. As a fifteen year old I would encourage anyone who has 10 dollars to purchase this novel.
Date published: 2001-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soppy's thoughts... This is an amazing book yet it takes ages to get going. Rowling has used her talent and imagination to their limits and has done it sooooooooooooooooooooooo well. Even when things seem boring and normal she waves her wand and the words become alive and magic, thank you for reading, sophie mccallum.
Date published: 2001-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So KOOL!!! This book was the best book I've ever read, besides the fact all my friends hated me for not going outside anymore on good days. Now ive read the whole series 3 times and im going on 4! read this book
Date published: 2001-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was an excelent book!! this was an excelent book!! i'm a 15 year old girl and i just read harry potter and the philospher stone i thought at first that it would be a book for younger children but it's good fro any age. if you want a good fantasy book read this one-cherry ps. the movie was great too!!
Date published: 2001-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ! Harry Potter was the BEST book I have ever read! I love it sooooooooooooooooooo much. I encourage others too read it
Date published: 2001-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone Join Harry at his first time at Hogwarts Castle where he learns witchcraft and wizardry! Harry also makes friends with Ron and Hermione and learning how to play Quidditch can be a blast I promise!
Date published: 2001-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER COOL!!!!!!!! This is the best book in the world (along with the other Harry Potter books). I've read this book a lot of times and each time is just as interesting as the last. It's so cool!!
Date published: 2001-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book was AWESOME. I can't say anything else. SUPERB!!!!!!
Date published: 2001-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow... All I can say is...wow! I'm 18 and I rarely pick up a book and read it thoroughly from start to finish, but this one is truly an exception to that. I read it in 3 days and just couldn't put it down. Very mysterious and twisting plot......Unbelievable is the word for it. I would recommend this book to anyone who even remotely enjoys reading, even if it is at a grade 4 reading level...who cares! it's fantastic.
Date published: 2001-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best This book and the others so far of this series is the most inspiring books to those who actually took the opertunity to read it. I don't think you need a recomended age for these books, well even if a recomended age was placed on these books, many will egnore it. The magic produced by the words of the story is very influencing. Thanks Ms. Rowling for writing these great books and I hope you don't end at 7.
Date published: 2001-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it!!! it kept me on the edge of my chair! I was up late at night because it was so exciting. i wanted to know what happened to harry. the suspense of the book was amazing and the way she descibed every scene. i could picture i could picture every thing in my head as if it was a movie being played. from harry's biggest fan!!!
Date published: 2001-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awsome Read This book was very adventurous and exciting. We really enjoyed the part when Harry had to fight Voldmort. This book is good for anyone who likes magic and suprises. He is a very cool person and Joanne Rowling discribes Harry very well. We think this book is very good.
Date published: 2001-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone We meet a young boy named Harry Potter. He lives with his mean uncle and aunt. One day he gets mail but he doesn't know why. Why would anyone give him mail? He asks. His aunt and uncle wouldn't let him read this letter though. Harry keeps getting more and more letters. But why? Harry finds out that he is a wizard one night. In his first year at Hogwarts he find friends and foes. But something is going on. And Harry is determined to find out. What is the school hiding? Find out in this marvelous book.
Date published: 2001-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst book I ever read The Philosopher's Stone was very badly written.I thought it was quite juvenile,but that's just my opinion.I guess it was "okay" if your two....But two year olds can't read,so I guess you could say just because alot of people liked this book doesn't mean that everyone would...
Date published: 2001-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever This book is the best book i have ever read!! i have read about 10 books this year and harry potter was the best! i really thing this book should win lots of awards. it is just so amazing! it is full os suspence and drama you just can't stop reading it! i finished this book in about 2 weeks and other books take me a month! that is how great the book is!!!
Date published: 2001-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Someone learns to read My younger sister struggled with reading. She was failng Language Arts and other subjects because she had a hard time reading. Her teacher suggested that she read this book and her reading might improve. She needed a book that was interesting, but was a challenge too. She couldn't put this book down. She loved it and forced herself to read so she could find out what happened. Now she's going read the whole Harry Potter Series. My whole family is very proud of her.
Date published: 2001-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo! I grew up reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bugs Potter, Charlotte's Web, etc. I heard so many people talking about these books and saw many businessmen reading them on my flights. Even though I am now 26, I finally sat down and read the first Harry Potter book. The story is really well written and takes your mind off the pressures of everyday life. I would read it in the morning with my cup of tea and delight in Harry's adventures. This is exactly the type of book my grandmother would read to my sister and I before bed when we were younger. I definitely recommend passing these books on to your children/nieces/ nephews and reading one yourself so you can discuss it with them!
Date published: 2001-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not just for kids My friends and I are all in our 30's and big fans of Harry Potter books. It started when I gave a friend (who reads nothing but horror novels) "The Philosopher's Stone" as a joke for her birthday. She read it in two days and demanded I read it. Two days later I gave it to my wife, who then gave it to her sister, and so on. I had to buy two copies of the second book "Chamber of Secrets" because my wife and I were unwilling to take turns.
Date published: 2001-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone is a great book. It is very suspensful, and interesting. This book is writing wonderfully with a lot of imagination and detail. It is a great book for all ages.
Date published: 2001-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's too bad the book had to end I am 23 years old, and have a minor in English, so when a friend told me about the Harry Potter series, I was skeptical to say the least. I tenatively picked it up, and put it down only to go to work, and to catch minimal amounts of sleep. I can't believe a book written for children can captivate adult audiences the way it has, but truly the Harry Potter series is going to go down in the same category as Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", and "The Narnia Tales". An amazing book, and I can't wait to pick up number two!
Date published: 2001-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Book This Book That I decided to reveiw is called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone. In my opinon this is a really good book. Harry Potter is a Wizard! At First he Lives with his two horible aunt and Uncle. They have no Idea that he is a wizard. Then he gets this letter from Professer Dumbledore and he goes to Hogwarts school for witches and wizards. When he gets to the school he meets two people named Ron and Hermione, They become his best friends. Then all the weired stuff starts to happen. At the end Harry Battles the Evel Wizard Lord- Opps People rather call him He who must not be named. Well that is my review. I hope you enjoyed it!! God Luck to me!!
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite book I really like this book. My favourite character is Voldemort because he is evil and he made the scar on Harry's forehead. I think it is cool that Harry has a brother wand of Voldemort. I want to read all of the books and watch the movie.
Date published: 2001-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book rocks this is a good book read by all ages. you'll be dumb not to read this
Date published: 2001-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Awesome book! This book is the ultimate book!It should be read by everyone! I recommend it to kids all ages!And adults!It has a twisted ending.It's so awesome! I wished that I had magical powers.And people full of hatred touched people full of love and then the hatred guys would blister.I wish I could be magical too!This book is cool.
Date published: 2001-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book of magic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the longest book that I have ever read. I am in grade three and I have been reading chapter books for a couple years. I enjoyed Harry's exciting adventures from Four Private Drive to Hogwarts School of wizardry and witchcraft. Harry's journey from the land of muggles to the magical world of wiardry is so exciting that I couldn't put the book down. Discover your own world of magic and take a ride on the Hogwarts Express.
Date published: 2001-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another kids opinion Like countless people before me I say that this book rocks! I have read this book four times already, and each time it was just as good as the first time I read it. I recommend this book to anyone, whatever your age! Once your done the first book read all the others, maybe by then you will be a Harry Potter maniac like me!
Date published: 2001-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book ahead read this!! this book is great it tells of a young boy who learns that with the bad allways comes the good and that change is sometimes allways great. i recomend this book to all ages and i believe that anyone who reads this book will have the time of thier life. its a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. read this book you'll enjoy it. i'm from the U.S. and this is a huge hit there. if you ask anyone who harry potter is i bet they would say "i know he's that wizard kid from hogwarts. so many people read harry potter even my teachers read it at home in thier spare time. harry potter is so great. i've already read the 1st 4 of the series and i'm itching to read the fifth. a heed of caution though the book titles are diffrent in America then in other places in the world because in america it is called harry potter and the sorcerers's stone and not harry potter and the philosopher's stone so just be careful.
Date published: 2001-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book ahead read this!! this book is great it tells of a young boy who learns that with the bad allways comes the good and that change is sometimes allways great. i recomend this book to all ages and i believe that anyone who reads this book will have the time of thier life. its a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. read this book you'll enjoy it.
Date published: 2001-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome first novel I found the first novel spellbinding , I could not put it down ,I was reading in the car, In the office and at home. My daughter told me about Harry Potter ,It peek my interest and my daughter and I startd to read it ,we were actually fighting about whos turn it was to read. I found the most intence moment was when Harry went after the Stone.I could feel the vines clinging to me and having to play chess.Along with which potion to take. I was so glad when Ron and this brothers rescued Harry from his Aunt & uncle so he was free and was not locked up in his room, The best thing is that I did not know what was going to happen from one chapter to the next.I have started on the next novel ,and I recieved the third novel for christmas, Soon I will be ready for the Goblet of fire. Thanks so much for letting me voice my opinion on such a wonderful Author who has such imagination. I felt I was actually with Harry and all his adventures. I forgot what it was like to read a book as a child and be so involved and see such vivid pictures.
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its a perfect series I read harry potter's first and second book and begining the third and so far I think it's the best book series on the market. I recommend this series to all ages and hope they'll love this book like I did and still do!!!
Date published: 2000-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I just want to say that I have just finished reading this excellent book. It is truly a work of art. I am a little behind on my reading so I have yet to read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but from what everyone says I am sure that it is brillant. I look forward to reading it and the others. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a good imagination!!!!!
Date published: 2000-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Really Great Book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was great. It was so funny. I loved the first two chapters which were definetly the funniest. There is a lot of feeling and suspense in the book.
Date published: 2000-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone is the most amazing book i've read in ages! It's not just for kids, even a teenager (like me) can enjoy this book. It has everything in it to help make it a classic; adventure, magic, and side quests. I have to say that this is the best book i've seen since Bruno and Boots.
Date published: 2000-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of Wonders At 223 pages you can not put this book down. It is jam packed with adventure. Anyone who wants to read it, read it! When I first read Harry Potter it was with my grade 4 teacher(I am in grade 6 now)and she was reading it to the class. She came to a stop and put the book down.My class begged her not to stop but she did. So later my whole class went out that evening and read the rest of the book.It is that good! I especially liked the part where Harry, Ron, and Hermione were trying to get where the philosopher's stone was. Too exciting to put down!
Date published: 2000-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LONG LIVE HARRY!!! Being a teen, I was highly sceptical about all the hype surrounding a "children's" but having succumbed to peer pressure, I wave my banner in the Harry Potter parade higher than all the rest! Give your egos a break and pick up a copy, you won't regret it. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read, and anyone who does not is sorely missing out. Brimming with suspense, mystery, humour, and imagination, Harry Potter brings out the idyllic child in all of us. A darn good, entertaining read!
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone A MUST-READ FOR ALL BOOK-LOVERS!! Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a fabulous, not to mention very well-written, book!!! It's about a boy who thinks that he is very ordinary. He's an orphan and lives with his aunt and uncle, the Dursley's. Harry is sent letters from no one and is finally saved by a big man and told that he is a wizard!!! Harry then goes of to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There, he makes two best friends, Ron and Hermione(pronounced Her-my-oh-nee). Follow all Harry's adventures in this great book. There are three other ones in print at the moment and here are the whole series, from first-year to fourth-year: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Year 1)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Year 2) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Year 3) And... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Year 4) J.K. Rowling is planning to make 7. Happy reading!!!
Date published: 2000-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book Worth Reading When I first heard about the Harry Potter phenomenon I thought, "ya right, how good can these books be?". Well, I may be a 26 year old, but I decided I had to find out for myself. I have to say, this is the first book I've actually finished in about two years! And I can't wait to read the next one! Thank you J.K. Rowling!
Date published: 2000-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Is a Great Book for everyone! I really liked this book... I am 17 years old and i have a 9 year old brother who didn't much enjoy reading my mom went to the store and purchased this book just a month ago and my little brother was so interested in the story that he would beg me to read just one more chapter! I really enjoyed the book as well and we are now going to buy the 3rd harry potter book!!! i recommend this book for everyone.. especially the ones that don't like to read or listen to reading like my little brother...
Date published: 2000-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter, the Book That Deserves a Six Stars After one Sentance I was drawn into the J.K.Rowling's Masterpiece. Many people have asked me what I like about Harry Potter. To them I simply cannot describe the way it feels when you are drawn into Harry's world. The way every clue is hidden deep in the middle pages but you don't relize that the answer was there all along until the very end. This book deserves a six, but don't take my word for it, read it yourself! Soon your critique could be up here.
Date published: 2000-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super It was great. It was full of surprises. It was exciting for all ages.
Date published: 2000-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting!!!! I guess I shouldn't be writing this cause I haven't finished the book yet. I'm only on the 6th Chapter but I love it. I even read instead of watching the hockey game (which never happens). This book is not for only for young people. I'm 17!! Look at Rosie she loves it too!! My younger brother (who hates reading), had to do a book report and this is the book he chose, now we have already bought the second one. I reccomend this book to any, young or old, muggle, witch, wizard, or goblin. It's AWESOME!!!
Date published: 2000-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Its a excellent book!!! I really enjoyed reading all the books of Harry Potter!! Hope there are more Harry Potter books coming out!!
Date published: 2000-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST ONE This book is amazing. You start reading it and can't put it down. I finished this book in 3 days. Right now I am on the second one but this one is the best. I just love the sorting hat, ron, hermione, dumbledore and all the other characters. But of course Harry is the best. Also I like how the magic world call the unmagic people Muggles. I like the Quidditch matches and all the houses. I was not surprised that it won a award. It was obvious that it should win one. I just hope Ms. Rowling makes more adventures. But Harry Potter and the Philosephers Stone is the best one!!
Date published: 2000-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel Good About Reading Again! I first picked up this book because I had heard how good it was. Intrigued, I started reading and literally couldn't put the book down. I'm over 20, but Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone reminded me of the joy of reading I had as a child. This book spawns a classic series. Whether you're a child, or an adult full of imagination, I urge you to read this book!
Date published: 2000-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just a book for kids. I've read the first three Harry Potter books and I'd be reading the 4th one right now if my older sister in college didn't have it with her. At first I was skeptical, I didn't think I'd want to read some kids book (I like classical literature) but my little sister kept harrasing me and finally I gave in and read it. I planned on only reading the 1st book but I wanted to know what happened next. My friends at school make fun of me becasue I told them I read Harry Potter but I really don't care, if a book is good I'm going to read it. J.K. Rowling has skill. This is NOT a book to read before bed, you'll be up all night because you can't put it down. My Mum and Dad read all four and they both thought they were excellent. If you're one of those people who have no patience for fantasy and fun then stay as far away from these books as you can get. Otherwise this series is a must read. Heather Williams, age 16
Date published: 2000-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter: A Mystical Book Harry Potter is an orphan with only three livng relatives who are inconsiderate to other people. He is forced to live with them after his parents die. Later in the book Harry finds out that he is a magical wizard. He is put to the choice of staying with his relatives or to go to Hogwarts school for wizards. He is there befriened with other wizards and many exciting mishaps happen at Harry's first year at Hogwart's
Date published: 2000-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable When my teacher told me we were going to read a novel called Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone I thought ohh great another boring novel to read and do work on. Instead of being boring it was the best book in the whole world. Our class would beg her to read two chapters after she finished the first.We now finished reading it and I'm begging my Mom to buy me the whole series for Christmas. I've never read a better book all my life.
Date published: 2000-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. Harry Potter#1 was about a boy named Harry and he lived with is aunt and uncle and there kid, because Harry's parents died when he was just little. Harry's room was a little cobord in his aunt and uncle's house.He never got good presents, all as he got was old socks. Harry never thought he was a wisered until an owl takes him to Hogwarts School to teach him Witchcraft, and he learnd to play Quidditch, and battles in a deadiy duel. Harry meet a lot of people there and one of then told him to look in the mirror and tell him what you see, he said just a refekshon of me, no look harder. Harry say himself reach in his pocket and pull out the Philosoher Stone and then put it back in his pocket, then Harry felt the stone in this pocket. Then some people took it away from him.
Date published: 2000-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This was a really great, relaxing read. Lately, I've been into all sorts of heavy sci-fi and fantasy books. This was just a great escape from the average sword and sorcery. At first, I thought the concept of witches and broomsticks was kind of childish, but I soon got over it and really enjoyed the Quidditch games and following Harry through the enchanted Halls of Hogwarts after-hours. It has everything a great book needs: magic, adventure (a lot more than I thought anyone could have on a school campus :), good guys, villains, great characters and a good plot. By the end I was really drawn into the kind-of parallel society. And it's close enough to the real world that you can almost draw a parallel to events or characters in the book with your own life (I could anyway).
Date published: 2000-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HARRY POTTER! HARRY POTTER! That's all I could think,sleep,eat,breathe or live starting the day I opened that enchanting book! Cover to cover with in a matter of two days!It doesn't matter if you have time to read because even the first sentence will throw you into a captivating trance, pulling you away from the rest of your life allowing you only to wonder: Who? What? Where? When and How??? This book, sorry, series of books is so magical, so captivating, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't have any critics at all! But don't take my word for it, no, better yet, I insist, get the book and read it yourself. I wonder how long it'll be before your writting your review!
Date published: 2000-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EDUCATORS! This is a great read for teacher's!It's enjoyable for both the teacher and students! You'll end up reading ahead! Students love it and it'll get them hooked on this series. The series in not infinite..it should end after seven books. So, don't worry, you won't have to invest so much into a never-ending series! :)
Date published: 2000-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever I just love this book so much. At first I didn't really want to read it, because I thought that it would be boring, but I was totally wrong. This book was the greatest book ever written, and I am fifteen years old! My mom got me reading into it, and I found that I couldn't put it down for one second. I started reading it at 5:00 pm, and was reading it continously until 10:30! (Well I did stop to go to the bathroom and eat, but for everything else, I was reading). If you haven't read this book yet, I suggest you go out, and get it now, and start reading it, because you are missing way too much fun, excitment, and adventure. I have all four, and all of them rock! Harry Potter books, are the best!!! out of a rating of five, this book would be more than 1,000,000! Go get it today.
Date published: 2000-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! As so many others, I bought the book just to see what the bother was about. There isn't much to say except it's completely captivating. I've fallen for all the characters, and will start the second book (Chamber of Secrets) today! What surprises me most is Rowlings' style of writing. It has a touch of old-school mixed in with modern style. As an avid Dickens, Rand or classic reader, I am impressed, and left wanting more.
Date published: 2000-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry potter weaves his spell Throughout history books have shaped our lives and lives of those to come, as well as crossing the boundry of age and gender. Harry Potter is no exception to this rule. It is a delightfull read for the young and old alike. Already the effects of Harry can be seen. You can see children showing an interest in all kinds of books and are reading for fun not just for their parents. Harry Potter has brought books back to life. Good Job!!
Date published: 2000-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an excellent book. Sometimes I didn't want to put it down. At first, Harry Potter wasn't a big deal to me but now I like Harry a lot. I recommended Harry Potter to some of my friends and now they are reading Harry Potter books. I can't wait until the movie comes to theatres. I am definitely going to see it as soon as possible. I give Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone a rating of 5 out of 5. It is a excellent novel and the movie will probably be excellent also.
Date published: 2000-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Marvelous! Harry Potter is captivating! Readers are spellbound by the creative language and wonderful adventures that Harry and his friends embark on! Rowling has an active imagination and she shares it to make for an interesting read. I fell in love with the words, the characters, and then entire other world of magic and wonder. Harry Potter has become a household name, you cannot utter his name without someone praising Rowling's book. I read on the bus as I come home from University each night and strangers will ask me how I find the book. Well done Rowling! Please never stop writing!
Date published: 2000-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SWEET!!!!! Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone is the best book in the world! J.K Rowling is truly amazing! She deserves a HUGE round of applause!That may sound like an older person saying that but......I am 14! KEEP writing J.K rowling! You are an Awesome writer!
Date published: 2000-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More then just magic J.K. Rowling is an incredible author. Her writing has you hooked and you just can't get enough of Harry Potter & friends in their wild adventures in the magical world.
Date published: 2000-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good book! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone was a very good book. i enyoyed it very much. I would definitly recommed this book to anyone who is loking for a great book to read!
Date published: 2000-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyment for all ages I am 20 years old and I just finished reading all 4 of the Harry Potter books. I can honestly say that I was thoroughly entertained the entire time. The wit and imagination of these books will captivate readers of all ages and recapture a moment of childhood for those more mature readers. Rowling is never condescending and never underestimates the capabilities of her young readers. Definitely deserving of all the praise she receives, she is a brilliant author. READ THIS BOOK!
Date published: 2000-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Enjoyable Book Harry's parent's were killed by Lord Voldermort. Harry was a baby when his parents were killed, so he didn't know them. He was rescued by a wizard giant name Hagrid. Harry lived with his only realtives which were the Dursleys. The dursley's hated Harry. The Dursley's also had a son name Dudley. The Dursley's never told Harry that he was a wizard. Until the fourth chapter the wizard giant came too save Harry from the Dursleys. Harry made some friends and was famous because he had a scare on his forehead because LOrd Voldermort had cursed him but just couldn't kill him. Harry's friends were Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The three of them were best friends foreever. And Harry's enemies was Draco Malfoy. Malfoy always got Harry into trouble even though that Harry didn't do it. Harry's other friend was Neville Longbottom. But Hary hardly spend time wqith Neville because Nevieele was always scared of everything. Read this book and you'll find out. It's a good book and very enjoyable. I recamond this book.
Date published: 2000-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Surprise! I had puchased this book to read to my 7-year old twins, and decided to read a bit first to see what all the hype was about. I started reading and found that I couldn't put it down. It was the most spell-binding book I have ever read. What a fabulous surprise! Now I can't wait to get the rest of the series!
Date published: 2000-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing book! This was a great book with lots of imagination and really does deserve the great reviews it has been getting!!!
Date published: 2000-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone This book is an excellant choice for children (and adults) of all ages. It is a must to read for anyone.
Date published: 2000-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvelous Stuff I think that Harry Potter and the Philosipher's Stone is the best book I have ever read. It is just marvelous! Stuffed with magic! On a scale of 1-5 it deserves a 6.
Date published: 2000-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing Recaptured my chidhood memories! Loved every line in the book.
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound Start, Solid Finish J.K. Rowling offers a sound start in her book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the first chapter she ties up all the critical elements of a story. Rowling introduces to some of the characters, mainly Harry Potter. We are introduced to the protagonist and the antagonist, and the conflict of man verses man. From there Rowling introduces us to several of the others characters and beginning to develop the plot. Unfortunately this book is made for the grade four reading level and periodically through out the book that is revealed. If you can get thorough the rough edges and slow section you will find this book to have a great ending. There is suprise and adventure that any grown up can love.
Date published: 2000-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Book in the world. That book was the greatest book ive read in life it was so good it deserves 10000000000000 stars.
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best ever !!!!! when I first read this book i thoght it was pretty good then i read it again and it was awesom cool the best book i have ever read i even changed my e-mail because of it i loved it i recomend this book to anyone!
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST BOOK EVER IN THE WORLD!!! I first read this book, Only because my dad said I was spending too much time on the internet, and if I ever wanna go on the computer again I would have to pick up a book and read. My whole family had read this book, so I thought i would as well. I started at Midnight, and I couldnt put it down for a second. It was exelent. I read the whole thing till 7am, but I couldnt stop! It had allot of adventure, action, and everything a child to an adult would want in a book. If a kid doesnt read, give em a harry potter book. THEN they will read. I have now read all 4 books twice, and I am anxiously awaiting the 5th. So I sugest if you havent read the books, start now!
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet a great book.
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from neat this is a neat starting of harry potter series and i like this book very much.
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I read all the articles about Harry Potter in the paper and my family likes to watch movies so I thought I had better read the book first. I borrowed my cousin's book and read it in a few hours. I'm going to her house tomorrow to borrow the next one. Except she doesn't have the third one and every library around has a long waiting list! What will I do!? I can't wait to read the rest of the books!
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book for all ages! Though Harry Potter is traditionally thought of as a children's book, it is truely one for readers of all ages. An imagination and an open mind is all that is needed to truely enjoy this book. As a young woman I found this book to be intelectually stimulating as well as an enjoyable read. Because it is so detailed, you become involved with all of Harry's adventures and find yourself wishing you were a fellow student at Hogwarts! Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a book for anyone, of any age, searching for a way to learn to love reading again.
Date published: 2000-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adults will LOVE IT! Harry Potter is not just for kids! It is written in a very adult way. My mother suggested I read it, and when I did, I never thought I could love a book this much this fast! It is one of the best books I have read in years! Read it and you will love it too!
Date published: 2000-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing...My Favourite Book!!! About two years ago my little sister started reading the Harry Potter series, she kept on convincing me to read the books. I thought they would be very childish, yet when I finally decided to read them, I read all three in one weekend! I just couldn't put them down!!! The story is so interesting, and the characters are unique, some funny, some evil, some friendly, and some who you would not like to meet! (like Professor Snape) The story and characters contain a very special magic that stays with you long after you put the book down. Congradulations to Joanne Rowling on creating a wonderful, magical, and very special world.
Date published: 2000-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone This is one of the best books I have ever read. Period. I have never been hooked on a book in my life. (let alone touch one). I read at least three chapters every night, but still I could not put it down. I can't wait to get a hold on the second book. Anybody who's reading this reveiw should go out and buy this book right now!
Date published: 2000-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The mysterious Harry Potter Harry potter lived a miserable with the Dursleys practicly all his life. But just before his 11th birthday, Harry Potter got these letters that his uncle and aunt kept taking away. He kept on getting more and more letters day after day. The Dursleys went wild and kept on moving where they were sure no one could find them. The last place they moved to was a freezing cabin on the beach. Then in the middle of the night, a giant man burst through the door to bring Harry to Hogwarts, a wizard and witch school where he learns he is famous. He learns about loyalty, trust, and friendship. If you read this book, you will find yourself on an adventure you'll never forget, so check out Harry Potter and have a blast.
Date published: 2000-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter I have just finished Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban. My 8 year old grandson introduced the Harry Potter series to me. His teacher had read the first two in class, I then bought the series for my grandson Jack and we read the third one together. I went back and read the first two on my own. What a wonderful series!!! What a joy to share a great read with a great boy. Jack and I even attended a Harry Potter night together at our local library. We look forward to reading the fourth book. Thank you J.K. Rowling.
Date published: 2000-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from (: On my Knees Praying For More :) This was an awsome book that deserved more than 5 stars!! Most the age ranges say 9-12 but, I'm 13 and probably enjoyed just as much or even more then some of those kids in the age range. I've devored all four of her books so far and so have my 14 year old sister, 17 year old brother and even my mom! Someone really has to change those age ranges! All I have left to say is J.K.Rowlings keep those books rolling because I am on my knees praying there will be here real soon!
Date published: 2000-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the philosopher Stone I think that Harry Potter and the philosopher stone is an exalent book and I love to emagine what Harry Potter lookes like and also what hogwarts is like. well that is realy all I have to say, but not realy but all the other stuff is al in my mind but it is to hard to put in words. Emily
Date published: 2000-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!!! At first, I didn't understand what all the fuss was about these Harry Potter books. So... I decided to read them. I was sooo amazed! The first one was absolutely astonishing, I never expected the book to be so good. Right now I am quickly progressing through the series, they are wonderful. Full of imagination and lots of creativity. On a scale of 1-10 I rate the Harry Potter books an 11!
Date published: 2000-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!!! At first, I didn't understand what all the fuss was about these Harry Potter books. So... I decided to read them. I was sooo amazed! The first one was absolutely astonishing, I never expected the book to be so good. So I am quickly progressing through the series, they are wonderful. Full of imagination and lots of creativity. On a scale of 1-10 I rate the Harry Potter books an 11!
Date published: 2000-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from how amazing I just dunno how to put this book down! thank you for everyone who helped me to get this book in my hands!
Date published: 2000-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow...Great book! I just gone to the puplic library yesterday, and decided to check out The Harry Potter's section because a vry good friend of mine told me that they are really good books. So i borrowed it. So now that i started to read it, it gets more and more exciting because of all the surprises that Harry's getting and the way this book was written. So i now really love this book. A message to all readers: Read this book!!!
Date published: 2000-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! J. K. Rowling really write wonderfully! She seems to 'know' really 'know' the characters and it makes it seem all the more realalistic! She draws you in slowly at first but surly! She ends it off the perfect way for the sequal! Her style is perfect for caputring your mind and making YOU feel like you really 'know' the characters! They seem the ideal people for the adventures they have! Her wording makes it even more wonderful! She is definitly in the top three for the best writers in the world! Her books are very very hard to beat! But then it depends on your taste but obviously you have not very good taste if you don't like her books! I really can't find any fault with Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone! It was positivly wonderful!!!
Date published: 2000-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S GREAT! This was the first Harry Potter book I've read and it was the best book I've ever read. It had all the excitment and action kids could want. Once you start reading you can't stop!
Date published: 2000-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S GREAT! This was the first Harry Potter book I've read and it was the best book I've ever read. It had all the excitment and action kids could want. Once you start reading you can't stop!
Date published: 2000-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter wins an Oscar! What do you get when you cross an 11-year-old wizard,3 nasty relatives and a secret withcraft and wizarding school? A captivating and full-thrilling book for all ages! This book journals the life of Harry Potter as he enters his first year at Hogwarts in a secret place in England with his new friends Ron and Hermione. But don't take my word for it come experience the magic for yourself!!!
Date published: 2000-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from riveting I had heard that these books would leave you spellbound, but I was still a bit skeptical. Once I took the plunge into the world of Harry Potter I did not want to leave. The philosopher's stone is a fanatastic book full of adventure, mystery and life lessons! It is a must read for young and old everywhere!!!
Date published: 2000-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book of all When I got this book I,well I didn't read that much until my aunt sent a book to me for my birthday and I had no clue of what harry potter was until I saw all of my friends read it. And once I started reading it I couldn't put down! It was and is my favourite book I have ever read and now I'm reading it for my second time. And am getting allready another one from my aunt the goblet of fire.I would suggest this book to any one on this planet,or any age!!!!!!!I love all of harry potter books and can't wait for the movie to come out next year!!
Date published: 2000-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WoW! I just finished reading this book and I can't stop thinking about it so it must be good! I would love to be in Harry's world because it sounds so exciting!So if you're thinking of buying this book, BUY IT because it is almost life changing...
Date published: 2000-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Do you want to enter a world of enchantment? Excitement? Adventure? But somehow down to earth? Then Harry Potter is for you. This story about an ordanary boy in an ordanary world (but maybe not so ordanary), until one day, his life is changed by a simple letter. In a sudden instant, Harry discovers that he is a wizard, and is wisked into a world of wand-play and magic. Join Harry in his world, and you'll never want to go back.
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone This book is an enchanting tale about a young wizard named Harry Potter and his friends Ron Wezaly and Hermione Granger. This is the First year at Hogworts school of witchcraft and wizardy and they already found a mistery to solve: what happened the philosopher's stone (a stone that makes you have an unlimited lifetime). They go through things like three-headed dogs, giant plant, human chess boards and the most feared dark wizard of all time, Lord Voltmore. Read this exciting best-seller and the other follow-up's. You will be suprized!
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book Can't Get Any Better! This book beats the heck out of everything. You can give me any book, but nothing will beat this. If you rated this book anything from 1 to 4, you just don't read enough!
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broom stick. He has never wore a clock of invisibility, befrieand a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knoows is his miserable life with the durseys, his horible aunt and uncle, and there abominableson, Dudley. Harry`s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he has never had a birthday party in 11 years. But all that is about to change when a mysterius letter arrives by owl messanger; a letter with an invatation to a woonderful place, he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, But a great destiny that`s been waiting for him...If Harry can survive the encounter.
Date published: 2000-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone My 12 year old son and I read this book together and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It's difficult to find a book that interests everyone of all ages. This book was truly captivating and J.K. Rowling is a wonderful Author. We have started reading the Chamber of Secrets and have the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire already in our collection and we are anxious to get to them.
Date published: 2000-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books of the year! This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It has action,lots detail,and a great story line. This is story for all ages!A great first novel! Since the first novel was excellent,I have all of the Harry Potter books. I believe that this is a series is the best this year!!
Date published: 2000-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Harry potter and the philosophers stone is wonderful it was thrilling and very funny! It entranced me into Harry's world and learn about his adventures! I think this is a very powerfully written book and I have read a lot of books that were good but this is an exception this book is way past excellent! I can't stop reading this book I have already read 14 times! It is just amazing! One of the best books ever! (the other books are the other harry potter books)! I think it is wonderful to read Harry Potter because it gives me a chance to use my imagination and read about the wizard and witch world! And the many adventures that happen there!
Date published: 2000-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This book has to be the best childrens book ever. If you haven't read it you are missing out.
Date published: 2000-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for teaching esl this series and the audio componant is great for teaching ESL= english as a second language; so many readers we have for teaching are classics that have been vamped up or movies kids have already seen; students love it...and learn all their grammar at the same time...
Date published: 2000-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Maybe when my friend told me that it was the best book in the world, I kinda gave the book too much of an expectation, when I finished the book, it was like "That's it? That's the end? I can even write a book like that!" But it was still cool, so I gave it a 5-star instead of a 4.
Date published: 2000-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless My review talks about how I liked the book and how I would rate the book. Chapter 1 When I picked up the book I couldn't put it down. When I walked into chapters I saw Harry Potter Books. So I picked the first one up and started reading. An hour went past and my husbend had to drag me out of the store. By the time we got home I stayed In the car not knowing we and kept reading. I finished the book by 12 o'clock. I lent the book to my son, Rob. He finished the book by the next day. Chapter 2 I'd Rate The book 100 stars if I could but I cant because It only goes up to 5.
Date published: 2000-07-24