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I'm reading for the first time this book to my daughter 6 years old , but for me 37 years old it's the third time I read "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone". Everyone should read this book, if only to realize why the phenomenon "Harry Potter" has spread. With an essential and enjoyable style, J.
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The movie had already started, but since I had already seen it multiple times I decided to watch it anyway. After all, I really was just looking for something to have on while I was reading. During the movie my mind wandered to my collection of Harry Potter books. I have picked up copies of the first book, in different languages, while I have traveled around the world. Of course the first copy of the book that I acquired was one that I bought when I lived in Kansas City. Above is the front cover of the American English edition.
Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in , many publishers have created new editions of each book with new cover art provided by various illustrators. Bloomsbury is the British publication that has created both adult and children's covers. The adult edition usually depicts an object or place that plays a key part in the plot while the children's one features a major event in the book. Bloomsbury have commissioned many illustrators to design the cover. In , they had woodcut artist Andrew Davidson create new cover art for the paperback adult edition.
It was published in the U. Levine Books U. Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived. In which we meet the Dursleys and learn of the peculiar happenings surrounding the arrival of Harry Potter on their doorstep including a conversation between Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall. Chapter 2: The Vanishing Glass.
An abridged version of the same novel, this book has been brought out by Bloomsbury Press for children aged between eight and twelve years. The story unfolds with a letter arriving for Harry Potter, a simple boy, that brings with it a dark secret.
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The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel , it follows Harry Potter , a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry makes close friends and a few enemies during his first year at the school, and with the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort , who killed Harry's parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just 15 months old. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June by Bloomsbury. It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August and stayed near the top of that list for much of and It has been translated into at least 73 other languages, and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name , as have all six of its sequels. Most reviews were very favourable, commenting on Rowling's imagination, humour, simple, direct style and clever plot construction, although a few complained that the final chapters seemed rushed.