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This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moreover, at Hogwarts, he encounters "He Who Must Not Be Named", a master of magic whose ambition is more dark and terrifying than Harry can possibly imagine. The first book in the Harry Potter series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.
The Special House Editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone are:
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ...Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content will include fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book will have sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.
A world of magical adventure awaits! Visit Bloomsbury's Harry Potter website for magical downloads, games, videos, and more Harry Potter fun!
And keep up-to-date with all the latest Harry Potter news at the Harry Potter UK Book page on facebook.
I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry Independent
Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff Mirror
Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes Guardian
One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times Sunday Telegraph
The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood TLS
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Author:||J. K. Rowling|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Fantasy / Magical|
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 77 languages. Click here to see the new Harry Potter books site with illustrations by Jonny Duddle.More About J. K. Rowling