Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

By J. K. Rowling; Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, Paperback, 9780590353427, 312pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 1999


Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is 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 an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable.

For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

About the Author
J. K. Rowling est l auteur de la serie des aventures d Harry Potter: sept livres publies entre 1997 et 2007 qui se sont vendus a plus de 450 millions d exemplaires dans le monde, sont distribues dans plus de 200 pays, traduits dans 74 langues et ont ete transformes en huit films a tres grand succes. J. K. Rowling a recu de nombreux prix et diplomes, dont un OBE (ordre de chevalerie du systeme honorifique britannique) pour services rendus a la litterature pour enfants, le Prix de la Concorde du Prince des Asturies, la Legion d Honneur francaise et le Prix Hans Christian Andersen. J. K. Rowling soutient un grand nombre de causes caritatives par le biais de sa fondation Volant, et est la fondatrice de Lumos, une organisation visant a transformer la vie des enfants defavorises.

Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard has written numerous beloved books for children and adults, including poetry, picture books, and novels. She teaches writing and literature at Vassar College.
Mary GrandPre is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Plum, by Tony Mitton; The Thread of Life, by Domenico Vittorini; and the bestselling Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.

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