Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for s...

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“The Philosophers Stone”

published 18/08/2012

ProWritten by J K Rowling - she knows how to tell a s...

ConsWhy did it take me so long to get around to readin...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Why read this one?... What tempted me to read this book? Until recently I had not considered reading this book, I had seen all of the movies because my daughter had insisted that they were so good I had to do. I have to admit to finding them enjoyable but...

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Excellent

ProGreat book that gets children reading, fires the i...

ConsPlot is dark for younger children, may be difficul...

Every fantasy story has its villains, and JK Rowling creates the darkest wizard the world has ever seen. Bent on becoming immortal, with an army of faithful servants, spells that torture, curses that control your thoughts and the ultimate dark magic... the killing curse 'Avada Kadavra'. And yet...

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Super

“Harry and his First Year...”

published 16/10/2008

ProExitment. Well Written.Enjoyable...

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-------------------------------------------------- ---------- Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone -------------------------------------------- --------------- It was the christmas of 1997 and everyone was in a exited and anticipated mood to open their gifts. I was the first one to be down the...

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Excellent

ProEverything!

ConsNothing!

It is perhaps a little surprising, that someone such as myself - self proclaimed Harry Potter nut - has yet to review anything Potter related. This is because I love this series so much, I'm not sure my reviews could do the books justice. However, with less than a month to go before Harry Potter...

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Excellent

“Wonderful wizardry”

published 05/03/2002

ProExciting!

ConsIt's supposed to be for kids!

I had several amazing gifts for my 21st birthday, but none kept me entertained so long as this little gem! I recieved the boxed set of the Harry Potter books from my friend, and although this review is technically about the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, I have to recommend that you...

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Excellent

“A Magical Read”

published 30/12/2001

ProAppeals to all ages

Consnone

I am pretty sure that by now everyone is well acquainted with the phenomenon that is Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. There are several books and still yet more to come. There are currently four out in bookshops all over the place. They are: "The Philosopher's Stone" "The Chamber Of Secrets" "The...

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“Take the Hogwarts Express...”

published 07/08/2001

ProAn absolutely fantastic read for young and old ali...

ConsThe first few chapters may put some people off rea...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and is the subject of the soon to be released and much hyped film, with an all-star cast, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. This was also the title of the American release of the book. I...

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“It's a kind of magic...”

published 15/06/2003

Prosuspense-packed story; great characters; simple st...

Consnothing

Years ago, shortly after being published, I read the German translation of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. Now I’ve bought and read all four English books with the adventures of Harry Potter. Today I want to write about the first one. First I will tell you something about the story of...

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“A journey to another world”

published 21/05/2001

ProA faboulous book that I could not put down

ConsThe fact that it stopped

I am an 18 year old girl, with many intrests but reading is not really one of them. I had heard about Harry Potter and thought it was a book only to be read by children and young teenagers. I never thought for one momment I would be, like so many before me, swept up in the spell which is Harry...

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Super

“Practical magic”

published 27/11/2001

Progood plot, nice to see a positive portrayal of the...

Conslots of gaps to fill in.

I appreciate that this is essentially a book for children, but being an adult reader with no little people of my own, I am obliged to take it as I find it. Hopefully this op will offer you something a bit different. Ok, the unavoidable plot bit. Harry Potter is a wizard from a wizarding family...

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Excellent

ProGreat book that will get your children reading.

Consnone

***Work in Progress - I have updated this opinion but will be re-writing totally in a few days or so*** Harry Potter is a series of books that is inspiring children to read all around the world. It has spawned a best selling movie (just released on DVD) and has bought the 'fantasy' genre to the...

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Excellent

Proell written, believable, absorbing

ConsNone

OK so I have finally given in to the temptation of reading the Harry Potter books. I had originally assumed that they were books written exclusively for children, but when my sister (35), aunt (70+) and mom (also70+) have all read them and enjoyed them I wanted to know what I was missing. I’m...

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Excellent

Prokeeps the kids quiet, very exciting, certainly bes...

ConsCan't put it down, this could be a problem when ho...

If your thinking of buying the first Harry Potter book in the series, chances are that it's out of curiosity because of all the hype thats been around lately. Well before you take the plunge into the world of Potter, I suggest you set your affairs in order and complete any homework for the next...

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Excellent

“MAGIC”

published 27/11/2001

ProA great story, a magic world

ConsNone

The inestimably awful Paul Daniels used to have a catchphrase, 'That's MAGIC!', which he used to gleefully intone whenever the opportunity arose, to everyone's intense irritation. Unfortunately, that catchphrase, with all its unpleasant connotations and memories, is very, very apt when you think...

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Excellent

“The Cult Book - Volume I”

published 03/01/2002

Proexcellent read, thrilling, enchanting

Consnone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first of the Harry Potter books and it is about Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. There are four books in total so far (and three more to come) - one per school year. You should always read the Harry Potter books in...

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Product Information : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him, whose parents were killed in a 'car crash'.

Product Details

Type: Fiction

Genre: Fantasy, Fantasy fiction

Series: Harry Potter

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

ISBN: 0195798589; 0747573603, 0747573603

Edition: Hardback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

EAN: 9780747573609

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