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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. J.K. Rowling Paperback - 2001

by J. K. Rowling


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First published by Bloomsbury in the UK in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone set off a literary epic that would envelop and change children's literature for the 21st Century. The first book of a seven-book series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone quickly captured the imagination and admiration of children and adults alike, and would go on to win countless awards in literature.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been translated into over seventy languages, including Latin and Greek. It, along with the other six books in the series, has been cinematically adapted as well.

British Fantasy Award (1999), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adolescent Literature (2008), British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year (1998), Smarties Prize (1997), Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (2002) ...more Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (2002), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2001), South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book Award (2001), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2000), Charlotte Award (2000), Nene Award (2000), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2000), Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2001), Blue Hen Book Award for Chapter Book (2001), Nevada Young Readers' Award for Young Reader Category (2000), Sasquatch Reading Award (2000), Golden Archer Award for Middle/Junior High (2000), Indian Paintbrush Book Award (2000), Carnegie Medal Nominee (1997), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (1999)


Summary

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and features Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents and tried to kill Harry when he was one year old. ([Source][1].) [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher%27s_Stone

From the publisher

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel.

First Edition Identification

The true first edition is considered the 1997 UK Bloomsbury edition, and copies are extremely scarce. Only about 500 hardcover copies were printed in the first run, so those are typically the most valuable of the original 5,000 copy run.

There are several points for true first editions. First, the word Bloomsbury is included in the title page. Second, the copyright date is 1997. Third, the copyright page will include the full number line. And finally, there is a misprint on page 53, which lists "1 wand" twice in the school supplies list.

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  • Title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. J.K. Rowling
  • Author J. K. Rowling
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 223
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Bloomsbury UK, London
  • Date 2001
  • ISBN 9780747558194 / 0747558191
  • Dimensions 7.8 x 5.08 x 0.55 in (19.81 x 12.90 x 1.40 cm)
  • Reading level 880
  • Dewey Decimal Code 823.914
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