Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

“You’re a wizard, Harry” were the words that shaped the childhood of our generation. It’s near impossible to imagine our world without the ground-breaking phenomenon that’s Harry Potter. So, whether you’re getting through your 20th re-read or just discovering the series, buckle up because it will be an unforgettable adventure.

The series begins with the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in case you got an American copy. The story opens with young Harry delivered on the doorstep of his non-magical (muggle), aunt, to keep him safe from some unknown danger.

As Harry grows older, he finds that he possesses powers that enable him to speak to snakes and do some minor “magic tricks.” He then discovers that his parents, who were wizards as well, were killed by an evil wizard and that he was the sole survivor of the attack, leaving him with a lightning-shaped scar.

After a friendly giant extracts him from the clutches of his abusive relatives, he starts attending Hogwarts, a wizarding school, and discovers more about his past, while navigating a world he knows nothing about.

Book Details

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Format: Paperback
Author: JK Rowling
Language : English
Publisher : Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 133829914X

At its core, Harry Potter is a whimsical tale about an orphan who discovers that he’s a wizard; does that sound like a typical fantasy series to you? Well, yes. Sure, you might find familiar concepts, such as a wizarding school, an orphan wizard, and a mighty, kind wizard who helps the orphan find his purpose, yet the way Rowling draws on already-established concepts makes the story accessible to children and adults alike.

You’ll never find yourself confused about terms like Quidditch or the obscure world you’re suddenly thrust in because Harry himself is oblivious to everything. Thus, you get to discover the world through his eyes. You’ll find yourself in awe about the magic classes he attends in Hogwarts and grateful for the friendship of loyal Ron and smart Hermione.

With all that being said, you’ll definitely find Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone an intriguing adventure that promises much to come.

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