|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.|
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
June 26, 1997
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Defence Against The Dark Arts Professor:
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!
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The Sunday Times:
"This is a story full of suprises and jokes; comparisons with Dahl are, this time, justified."
"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."
"A richly textured first novel given lift-off by an inventive wit."
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