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This part of the website takes a look at J.K. Rowling's original masterpiece behind the Harry Potter phenomenon Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

.: Book One - Philosopher's Stone :: Basic Facts :.

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Release Date: June 26, 1997

Number of Chapters: 17

Number of Pages: 223

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Cover Art: Thomas Taylor

.: Book One - Philosopher's Stone :: Detailed Facts :.

Defence Against The Dark Arts Professor: Quirinus Quirrel

Original Price: Ł5.99

ISBN Number: 0-7475-3274-5

Blurb: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

.: Book One - Philosopher's Stone :: Acclaims :.

The Sunday Times:

"This is a story full of suprises and jokes; comparisons with Dahl are, this time, justified."

The Scotsman:

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has all the makings of a class... Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller. She is a first-rate writer for children."

The Guardian:

"A richly textured first novel given lift-off by an inventive wit."


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