Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone pdf, Book Summary by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone pdf Book Summary

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer”s Stone” pdf book first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June 1997 by Bloomsbury under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling. 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, he 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.

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Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s stone Pdf Book Author – Joanne Kathleen Rowling

J.K Rowling  Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf
J.K Rowling Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf

The author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s stone Pdf J.K. Rowling, in full Joanne Kathleen Rowling, pen name of Joanne Rowling, (born July 31, 1965, Yate, near Bristol, England), British author, creator of the popular and critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, about a young sorcerer in training. After graduating from the University of Exeter in 1986, Rowling began working for Amnesty International in London, where she started to write the Harry Potter adventures. In the early 1990s she traveled to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language, but, after a brief marriage and the birth of her daughter, she returned to the United Kingdom, settling in Edinburgh. Living on public assistance between stints as a French teacher, she continued to write.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three short series companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films. Harry’s story as a grown-up was later continued in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with the fairy tale The Ickabog, which she initially published for free online for children in lockdown, later donating all her book royalties to help vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing, including for her detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith. She supports a wide number of humanitarian causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of the children’s care reform charity Lumos.

For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family.

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J.K Rowling, Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf Information

J.K Rowling  Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf
J.K Rowling Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press (October 1, 1998)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 309 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0590353403
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0590353403
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 880L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 – 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.55 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #5 in Children’s Orphans & Foster Homes Books (Books)
  • #11 in Children’s School Issues
  • #38 in Children’s Friendship Books
  • Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars 7,368 ratings

J.K Rowling Author of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pdf Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars The book that started it all
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2022

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This is, of course, the book that launched the multi-billion dollar franchise about the orphaned boy named Harry Potter that finds out he is a Wizard when he turns 10 years old, and has been accepted to Hogwart’s School for Witches and Wizards. It would eventually spawn seven books, eight movies, a spin-off series, and a play. For the few who do not know the story, this book basically establishes Harry learning that his parents were Wizards and killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort, who also tried to kill Harry as an infant. The attempt to kill Harry failed, and Harry was sent by Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts to live with his aunt and uncle and then chronicles his first year at Hogwarts where he meets two schoolmates who would become his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger.

For those who have seen the movie but have not yet read the book, this is the shortest of the novels so it has the least amount of material removed in the movie adaptation. That said, the movie did change some things and did shorten some sequences. For example, the opening sequence with the Dursleys is more extended in the novel and things like the trip to the zoo play out a bit differently than was shown in the movie. But, all the main plot points from the book ended up in the movie, especially once Harry gets to Hogwarts, so that will not be much different.

The book is age-appropriate for kids about 10-11 years old and up. Rowling intended that the kids reading it would be about the same age as the characters in the book, so for the first novel around 10-11 years old. The books get increasingly darker and more adult with each new book, but really for this book a kid only really needs to understand the concept of death and “good guys” versus “bad guys”. Otherwise, the novel is pretty tame. It has a good blend of humor, action, and suspense, and touches on themes of family, friends, right vs. wrong, and the like. Even though it is technically a “kids book” it is enjoyable enough for an adult, and even though it was written in the mid to late 1990s, it holds up well enough to be enjoyable even years later. It can easily be enjoyed by people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, etc., whether your first experience with the Harry Potter universe was as a young kid, as a teenager, or (as in my case) as an adult because of watching the movies. And, because it is only a few hundred pages and meant for young kids to be able to read it, adults who are fairly quick readers can probably get through it in a couple of days without a problem

Ultimately, by now anyone reading this likely knows enough about Harry Potter to know the overall story and knows whether they like it or not. But, if you are just getting introduced to the series and are looking at the reviews if you are into fantasy novels or themes like magic, this is definitely worth reading. While it is nowhere near the best book of the series, it does a good job establishing the main characters, telling the stand-alone portion of the story, inviting the Sorcerer’s Stone, and setting up what is to come down the line.


5.0 out of 5 stars Number 1 in my book collection!
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020

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This book now is number 1 in my big book collection! This book was very suspenseful and funny! ONE of my favorite parts was where he played quidditch! It told about every second of it! I wasn’t really a big fan of Harry Potter until I started reading the first book! I really recommend reading this! It’s a magical and suspenseful ride even if you already watched the first movie.

Steve D.

5.0 out of 5 stars On the bandwagon
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2000

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Okay, so I have to admit two things: one, I’m fast approaching 40 and don’t have any children; two, I read this book just to see what all the fuss was about; three, I loved it.

I’d heard of Harry Potter of course, but didn’t think much of it until all the fuss over the fourth book. People I work with began telling me I should read it and they were right. The book reminded me of the works of Roald Dahl. I don’t think small children should read it alone, but that makes it perfect for reading together. I really enjoyed the interplay of the three main characters – I thought it was cool that they were at once simple enough for children to understand and complex enough for adults to find interesting too.

There are plenty of reviews which divulge part of the story, so I won’t waste your time with a plot synopsis other than to say that I watched Silence of the Lambs with very few surprises, guessed the secret of Sixth Sense fifteen minutes into the movie, and got surprised by the ending of this book. I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to get the next three (two of which are currently on back-order – hazards of being a bandwagon fan I guess).

Beth Koob

5.0 out of 5 stars Needed 1 book in hardback
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2022

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Volume 1 was the o my one of the set I didn’t have in hardback so ordered to complete the set. Great for reading to children who love this type of story but not yet easy to self read. By the time we get to volume 3 I won’t be able to get him away from the book!

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