Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Large Print - 1999
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.-- (Source of description not identified).
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780786222728
Branch Call Number: LP ROWLI-J
Characteristics: 422 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
large print
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary - Illustrator


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TacomaLibrary Jun 10, 2017

Arthur Weasley is the lovable, slightly eccentric dad to a passel of ginger haired kids in the classic Harry Potter series. He may come off as a bit of a bumbling fellow but he’s always around when he's really needed, like any great dad.

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Feb 11, 2019

The book was amazing. I would read it again. It is great for kids grade 6 and up.

Jan 23, 2019

I really thought that Snape was the bad guy. But it was really Quirinus Quirrell who was the evil one.I give this 5 golden stars. THANKS FOR READING MY MESSAGE.FROM JUDE2010.

Jan 17, 2019

The H.P books started me on my road to being a book worm(and proud of it!) They should be books that every kid and kid at heart should read!;)

_McGeek_ Jan 15, 2019

Such a perfect idea, so nice this beautiful artwork can accompany the magical world of Harry Potter. Especially great for story time,those of us who respond visually, and for those who haven't seen the movies before reading!

Jan 12, 2019

It is now tradition, since the release of (Kate Greenaway-Award-Winning) artist Jim Kay's vision of Harry Potter Book 1, for me to obtain all of the illustrated versions. They are more than just collectibles for die-hard fans. These books offer a great storytime reading option. As it is a book with pictures, that the children you're reading to (indoctrinating lol) can follow and it helps them build the world up in their heads even more. The artwork is gorgeous. It's a nice thing to see the creation of these characters through these artist's eyes.

Jan 12, 2019

Ravenclaw Represent! I was not immune to this story of an orphan boy who learned he was a wizard, more than anyone else in my generation. The entire series will forever be in my shelf, and just like I read it with my father - I plan to read it to my children/nephews/nieces for years to come. I bought this version with this collector's cover, because I love the artwork.

Jan 07, 2019

No matter how many times I read Harry Potter, I always get sucked in and am delighted to exist in that world again. Moreover? I feel like every time I read it, I notice something new.

Jan 05, 2019

These illustrated editions are beautiful. Honestly, it was like reading Harry Potter all over again. The little pictures at the beginning of each chapter in the American Editions are always fantastic (I always recall the picture of Aunt Marge in the Prisoner of Azkaban), but these illustrated editions reignited my need to be a part of the wizarding world once more!

indy_staff Dec 28, 2018

Fantastic book for beginners and a great novel to capture the imagination!

Dec 27, 2018

Love it! But the best part of this one was Jim Kay's art work. I love reading the Harry Potter books but now that there illustrated I love then even more!

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OPL_KrisC Nov 27, 2018

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Oct 30, 2018

black_cobra_1121 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Sep 07, 2018

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Aug 25, 2018

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Jul 29, 2018

HermioneGrainger thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 6

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Oct 03, 2018

Harry: What's this?
Petunia: Your new school uniform.
Harry: Oh. I didn't realize it had to be so wet.

Aug 25, 2018

"I'm going to bed, before either of you think up another clever idea to get us killed. Or worse, EXPELLED."
-Hermione Granger

Aug 25, 2018


Jul 29, 2018

"You should start standing up to people, Neville"
-Ron Weasley
"How? I can barely stand at all! "-Neville Longbottom

Jul 16, 2018

"It's Levi-O-sa, not Levios-A." - Hermione Granger

Jul 16, 2018

"Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's Levi-O-sa, not Levios-A." - Hermione Granger.

Jul 13, 2018

"I was unfortunate enough to come across a vomit-flavored one, and I'm afraid I've lost my taste for them."
-Albus Dumbledore

"Alas! Earwax!"
-Albus Dumbledore

Give it here Malfoy or I'll knock you off your broom!
-Harry Potter

It's LeviOsa, not LevioSA!
-Hermione Granger, of course!

Jun 30, 2018

Funny Albus Dumbledore Quotes
-What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
...To Harry Potter at the end of the book

-I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat.
...To Harry Potter in the hospital wing

-Aw... music! A magic beyond anything we teach here!
... I honestly don't remember anything about the quote except the quote!

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
- Albus Dumbledore

Jun 02, 2018

"36! Last year I got 37!"
"These presents are much bigger than last year."
"I don't care how big they are!
-Dudley and Aunt Petunia

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Oct 10, 2017

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck living with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous...

May 31, 2016

THIS BOOK is very like baby talk:bdyfgveaiygrteiveyrgtroaevrytgowaeyvqgowevtiy3qgotvlyergtovqegtqoeyrtgoqyeroqegvtyqeogrtyqegvortuvygtoqverygtovq3eruqgteoyqergtovqerytgvoqeyqgoer

Jul 19, 2015

The Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series where you read about his first year at Hogwarts. Harry's parents died when he was young so he was sent to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Many strange things happened in Harry's life that he couldn't explain, until his 11th birthday when he found out he was a wizard. Against his aunt's and uncle's wishes he was sent to Hogwarts and had many daring adventures through out the year. Including something about Nicholas Flamel and the Sorcerer's Stone...

Jul 13, 2015

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s infant son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. Lily and her husband, James Potter, had been murdered by the dark wizard, Voldemort, but when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, his power somehow broke. Harry becomes the only living person ever to survive the killing curse, and the only sign of his encounter with Voldemort is a unique lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. Because Harry does not have any other living relatives, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, decides to leave him with the Dursleys until he is old enough to attend Hogwarts.

Jul 13, 2015

Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Film synopsis

Jul 06, 2015

This is my fave book so far, it's so exciting. I wish I could go to a wizard school! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next...

Jun 22, 2015

A 12 year old boy's life changes when he gets a message from an owl and goes to a magical school.

Jun 10, 2015

Harry Potter, the boy who lived, figures out that he is a wizard. His is taken to Hogwarts school of Wizardry where he meets 2 of his best friends and many enemies. One who is the Dark Lord, looking to kill him.

May 30, 2015

The story starts with the introduction of Harry Potter, the protagonist of the story. Harry is the sole survivor of the fatal car accident that killed his parents- or so he is told. Harry is forced to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, and lived a miserable life right up until his 11th birthday, when a mysterious figure shows up, and reveals to Harry about what he truly is; the secret that his surviving family members had kept secret for so long. He is a wizard! With his new identity, he attends a school for wizards and witches, and makes new friends. He also finds out the real truth of his parent's death, and gets involved in a suspicious plot involving the attempted robbery of a very valuable object. What will become of him? What is the object so special that everyone wants to steal it? This book is about true friendship, loyalty, adventure, and is a notable book for anyone who enjoys magical adventures.

Jun 24, 2014

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

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Jun 02, 2018

Other: nothing is bad about this book. This book is suitable for all ages

Aug 06, 2014

Other: Jennabella1721 is right, you don't deserve your life, if you don't read the series at least twice.

Jul 01, 2014

Other: Magical...

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