Rowling, Joanne Kathleen-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and there abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s Room is in a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful 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.

28 thoughts on “Rowling, Joanne Kathleen-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

      1. Profile photo of Terry TangTerry Tang

        Nah, it’d run on for 8 seconds or so, and then stop, because according to Napoleon Bonaparte a picture is worth a thousand words, and each second of footage would equal ten images and there fore simple maths show us that the 80,000 words or so of the book would go through 1000, then 10, therefore leaving us with 8 seconds. Either Napoleon Bonaparte was pretty stupid, or movies won’t, will not, and aren’t going to replace books.

  1. Profile photo of ValeriaValeria

    I love the thinking behind this like magic I couldn’t have lust thought up Hogwarts. Harry potter not knowing that he was a wizard finds himself in Hogwarts school of witch craft and wizardry. Harry on his first try is able to do amazing things on his broom and finds himself as seeking in the Griffindor team. At the end of the year Harry finds himself looking at what Voldemort has become and again escapes. On no its back to the Dursleys to muggle family that Harry lives with.

  2. Profile photo of Sophia LiSophia Li

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    My review is about “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone”, it is the first book of the “Harry Potter” series. I think a lot of people has heard of it. It is a really nice book.
    “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was written by Joanne Rowling. Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow.
    Jo went to London when she grow up, she started working there, and then she started writing “Harry Potter”.
    In my opinion, the author of this book is really imaginative. Some people think that this kind of wizardry thing is boring, it is impossible in the world that we’re living, because it’s untrue. This is the reason I like it, because things that never happen in the real world can happen in this book, and I think this is why a lot of other people like it, too.
    When a letter arrives to Harry Potter lives with his aunt’s family, he has been treated very bad, but then a letter arrives to him, a secret is revealed to him: his parents were wizards, and the were killed by the Veldemort when Harry was one year old, and he survived. Then Harry came to a wizard school, he had a surprising adventure when he finds a three-headed giant dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing magical powers.
    It is one of the amazing books that I’ve ever read. Here I sincerely recommend the books to you! They’re really fantastic!

  3. Profile photo of Angeline ZhangAngeline Zhang

    The Harry Potter series is amazing. The first book would be, in my opinion, the best book of the series. It hooks the readers’ minds and won’t let go until the end of the book. When you reach the very last chapter, you’ll feel that you can’t keep calm without the next book!

  4. Profile photo of HenryHenry

    This is the first story of Harry Potter. I love it, it is really interesting . Harry potter learned magic , made friends at Hogwarts, and of corse he had enemies. I want to borrow more Harry Potter in the library. If you read this, you will love it too.

  5. Profile photo of Rose QiRose Qi

    Harry Potter is my favorite sparetime readings and it’s written by J.K.Rowling. When reading the book for my first time, I feel very exciting and interesting. So I read it again and again, each time I have different feelings, sometime I feel as if I’m one of Potter’s partners. You will love it.

  6. Profile photo of Sharon ZhanSharon Zhan

    Book review
    This book is the first in the series of Harry Potter, it is about a ordinary boy living with his aunt and uncle, for what he was being told was that his parents were dead in a car crash. this family hates him and treats him badly, especially his fat cousin Dudley. one day, he received a letter sent by an owl, it told Harry that he was actually a wizard, and he is told to attend the Hogwarts school. he found his way to platform 9 3/4, and got on the Hogwarts express. he met his best friend Ron and Hermione, and won his first game of Quidditch- a sport played on broomsticks. Harry also, defeated Voldemort, a evil wizard who wanted to control the world and who actually killed Harry’s parents.

  7. Profile photo of Catherine ChenCatherine Chen

    it is good cause in the second chapter the author have mentioned that harry could speak Parseltongue, because Voldemort can speak Parseltongue and gave it to harry the night he gave harry the scar. and harry received a letter from hogwarts to let him go there. it started fair well accept professor snape. the friends of harry Hermione and Ron is trying to figure who Nicolas Flamel and figured out the mirror of Erised.

  8. Profile photo of Nevaeh.LiNevaeh.Li

    Harry Potter and The Socerer’s Stone is the first book of the Harry Potter Series. This story is about a boy who named Harry Potter. He grew up with his muggle aunt and muggle uncle (MUGGLE: the people who cannot use magic). But on his 12nd birthday, his life has been changed: He was told that he is a wizard. He was going to study in “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”; he made two good friends-Ron and Hermonie in Hogwarts, studied all kind of magical classes, and joined the team of the most popular game—Quddich (QUDDICH: a kind of ball game which you need to fly above the field with your broomstick). But soon, he discovered a mysterious secret in Hogwarts; it’s about his life, and the reason why his parents died…He and his friends went on the adventure of the secret of Sorcerer’s stone.
    I’ve read the Chinese version of this series when I was 10 years old, but the original English one was much better; there are plenty of detail descriptions that cannot be translated with its original meaning…(e.g. Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow, how can you translate it well?) J.K.Rowling created an unbelievable magic world with her imagination. This story has a complete structure, with full of vivid emotional expression on the characters. I prefer the book to the movie 🙂

  9. Profile photo of BruceTangBruceTang

    well i like this book because i like how they solve things. and i hate Harry’s uncle vernon and his family they treated harry badly and don’t give him meals for a week and lock harry’s bed room’s door, don’t let harry open his letter but the good thing is that Hagrid came and take harry to buy his stuff and let him go to Hogwads . in there harry had two best friends Hermione and Ron.

  10. Profile photo of Raymond CaoRaymond Cao

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this book is very strange and interesting book because the first chapter is very funny .But I think the movie of it is the best .The second book is a little scary. But it is good book and as the first book there are a lot of “surprised” in it.The third one is kind of same as all the other harry potters the ending always be different with people thought.The forth one is a bedding for the last few book. The fifth one book is about start the darkest part of the book.Voldemort is started to killing But no one trust them.They think harry potter is crazy.And Harry potter found out why Voldemort want to kill him and why he can’t kill him.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this book is very strange book and you never know what is going to happen next.And the writer use five senses to write it .I feel like I am in the story. Actually i feel more like I am a people who wearing invisibility cloak and watching all happen.the last book is a little bored because everyone can guess what is going to happen at last Voldemort die harry potter win a happy ending.

  11. Profile photo of samsam

    The philosopher’s stone is interesting because the writer’s way of writing the story urged the reader to read on and on to find the result. This book greatly interests me in these characters: the two faced Quirrell, the trouble making Harry and the good Headmaster Dumbledore who sent Harry’s dad’s invisibility cloak and a Nymbus 2000 to him.

  12. Profile photo of samsam

    Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone is interesting because the writer’s way of writing the story urged the reader to read on and on to find the result. This book greatly interests me in these characters: the two faced Quirrell, the trouble making Harry and the good Headmaster Dumbledore who sent Harry’s dad’s invisibility cloak and a Nymbus 2000 racing broom to him.

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