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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Author: J K Rowling; Jim Kay, (Illustrator)
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : [Illustrated edition]View all editions and formats
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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's fiction
Fiction 9+
Fantasy/Magic
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J K Rowling; Jim Kay, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781408845646 1408845644
OCLC Number: 922908000
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Awards: Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2017
Short-listed for British Book Industry Awards Children's Book of the Year 2016
Target Audience: 8+.
Description: 245 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: J.K. Rowling ; illustrated by Jim Kay.

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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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Kay's illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a triumph - a book so alive it seems to jump, explode and slither out of your hands as you read * Telegraph * Seeing Jim Kay's Read more...

 
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