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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
1999
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Awards
1999 - American Booksellers Children's Book of the Year (ABBY) Award winner
1997 - British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year winner
1997 - Nestle Smarties Book Prize Gold Award Winner for 9-11 Year Olds
1998 - Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature nominee (commended)
1999 - Locus Poll Award for Best Fantasy Novel (20th place)
1999 - Locus Poll Award for Best First Novel (4th place)
1999 - Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature nominee
1997-1998 - Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize for the Best Children's Fantasy Novel winner
Characters
Harry Potter (Boy), Student, Orphan, Has magical powers; attending a wizard school; training to be a wizard
Voldemort (Male), Evil, Sorcerer, Dark Lord
Ron Weasley (Boy), Student, Attending a wizard school; training to be a wizard
Hermione Granger (Girl), Student, Attending a wizard school; training to be a wizard
Uncle Vernon Dursley (Male), Guardian,
Aunt Petunia Dursley (Female), Guardian,
Genre
Fantasy
Mystery
Adventure
Fiction
Juvenile
Cinematization
Topics
Wizards
Magical powers
Orphans
Sorcery
Good vs. evil
Destiny
School
Students
Setting
England - Europe
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Trade Reviews

  Publishers Weekly Review

Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl. As the story opens, mysterious goings-on ruffle the self-satisfied suburban world of the Dursleys, culminating in a trio of strangers depositing the Dursleys' infant nephew Harry in a basket on their doorstep. After 11 years of disregard and neglect at the hands of his aunt, uncle and their swinish son Dudley, Harry suddenly receives a visit from a giant named Hagrid, who informs Harry that his mother and father were a witch and a wizard, and that he is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry himself. Most surprising of all, Harry is a legend in the witch world for having survived an attack by the evil sorcerer Voldemort, who killed his parents and left Harry with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. And so the fun begins, with Harry going off to boarding school like a typical English kid‘only his supplies include a message-carrying owl and a magic wand. There is enchantment, suspense and danger galore (as well as enough creepy creatures to satisfy the most bogeymen-loving readers, and even a magical game of soccerlike Quidditch to entertain sports fans) as Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione plumb the secrets of the forbidden third floor at Hogwarts to battle evil and unravel the mystery behind Harry's scar. Rowling leaves the door wide open for a sequel; bedazzled readers will surely clamor for one. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summary
<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
Table of Contents
1The Boy Who Livedp. 1
2The Vanishing Glassp. 18
3The Letters from No Onep. 31
4The Keeper of the Keysp. 46
5Diagon Alleyp. 61
6The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quartersp. 88
7The Sorting Hatp. 113
8The Potions Masterp. 131
9The Midnight Duelp. 143
10Halloweenp. 163
11Quidditchp. 180
12The Mirror of Erisedp. 194
13Nicolas Flamelp. 215
14Norbert The Norwegian Ridgebackp. 228
15The Forbidden Forestp. 242
16Through the Trapdoorp. 262
17The Man with Two Facesp. 288
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