Book pages Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author:

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!

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!

These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Published: 1st September 2014
Number of Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 9781408855652

Age Ranking
  1. #3 of 142 books for 13 year olds
  2. #3 of 1624 books for 9 year olds
  3. #4 of 428 books for 12 year olds
  4. #11 of 1261 books for 10 year olds
  5. #17 of 806 books for 11 year olds
  6. #65 of 1938 books for 7 year olds
  7. #104 of 1761 books for 8 year olds
  8. #290 of 2018 books for 6 year olds
45 Book reviews
19th February '17
I read it to Madmoo aged 6
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Both my daughter and myself absolutely love this book. You are transported into a truly magical world and it really is a fun book. There are so many wonderful characters and the writing is superb. A great book to start with which will encourage you to read the rest of the series. 
18th April '17
Ali read it aged 11
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is an amazing start to the Harry Potter series. It whisks you away into a magical world, full of exciting things. I recommend this book to everybody.
12th February '17
MunchkinMegan read it aged 9
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
This was my first time reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, i thought the story was magical but the writing was a bit clunky- you can definitely tell that this was the first book in the series and i'm hoping that the written style improves into the next book.

That being said, i can not fault the story once it really got going. It was a good solid mixture of magic, mystery and a story of friendship and rivalry.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
2nd November '17
jkuenzel read it aged 9
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a perfect book for about 6+ years. It was about a boy called Harry who learns he was a wizard! He goes to a magic school calked Hogwarts and learns magic. Voldemort, (who had tried to kill him once which gave him a lightning bolt shaped scar) starts trying to kill him again. This book is amazing which was why I gave it 5 stars!
11th July '16
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I initially read this book as a 15 year old who never picked up a book. I have since re-read this book as an adult and it certainly reaffirmed a love of reading for me. I went on to read the whole series and think that everyone should read the first book at least once before forming an opinion on harry potter the books are certainly very different to the films.
8th April '16
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Love the Harry Potter series! Captures the imagination from
The first page :)
10th November '16
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
This is a book I could read again and again. I first read this when I was 17 and loved it, I'm now 32 and am looking forward to when my children ask me to read it to them. 
It's a story that will stay with me forever.
23rd May '17
Emi read it aged 10
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I love this book so much!!!!
J.K Rowling is an amazing author, she puts so much effort in these books!
I am quite surprised how all the vivid description can be put into pages and made into an AMAZING, WONDERFUL... Book!!!!!
I really recommend it   
24th April '17
Sophiegrace read it aged 10
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I'm 10 and love reading this is by far the best book j have read so far. I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to read it again the next day. I'm Rowling knows how to keep children gripped I can't wait to read the second one now 
23rd November '16
Emi read it aged 9
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I loved this book, full of adventure and fun.
You can never stop reading it.
20th September '16
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I've lost count of the number of times I've read this. The plot bounces along at a terrific pace and served as an ideal introduction to a much larger world explored over the seven novels. The characters are well rounded despite the enormous cast, and is easily relatable to a wide range of age groups. I would be happy to read this to my 7 year old, and fully expect him to pick it up in his own time in future.
23rd March '17
Esa Mahmood Asghar read it aged 13
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
A wonderful introduction to the world of Harry Potter. This book whisks you away into a world of magic and excitement as you meet Professor Minerva McGonagall, a female teacher at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that can transform into a cat, Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant gatekeeper of Hogwarts and Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts and widely acknowledged by most to be the most powerful wizard in the world. Cower before the might of Lord Voldemort, the evil sorcerer that killed Harry's parents. A brilliant book. You haven't lived until you have read Harry Potter.

Harry Potter is one of the few series that have been turned into decent films.
8th February '17
ashtonslater read it aged 10
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Most amazing book ever
24th May '17
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Big Harry Potter fan, read them all. Never has there been a series so magical and enticing!
13th June '16
Fairies19 read it aged 9
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I didn't want to read the Harry Potter collection but I am so glad I did.  I got this book for may birthday and it took me a while to pick it up and start reading but I loved it.  The way the characters are described and the thing they do are not like normal life.  This book takes you on an adventure in your own imagination.  I couldn't stop reading this book and when I finished I couldn't wait to start the next one.
27th June '16
Boy read it aged 12
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
Good book, great series.  Everyone should read the Harry Potter books.
24th November '16
I read it (an adult)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
This is my favourite Harry Potter book. I love how the owls descend on his aunty's house to ensure he goes to Hogwarts. It is a great tale about bravery, friendship and so much more. Good one to read for all ages - not just kids. Also, the film is great too. 
3rd May '16
I read it to Jim-bob aged 10
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
This is the first Harry potter book in the series, and when my son decided he wanted to read it I wasn't sure if we were going to enjoy it. We have been listening to it as an Audio Book, and it had us all hooked as a family so much so that we listened to the whole book in just over a week. The characters are so well described that you really feel that you are getting to know them. This book sets up the story for all the other Harry potter books. It is also a great book just on its own, and is not as dark and sinister as some of the others.
14th February '17
Sophia_unicorn read it aged 8
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
I extremely enjoyed this book as I am a massive fan of harry potter I've watched the movies loads of times and I have just started reading the books I started watching the films last year I would say these books are for about 6+
28th February '18
I read it (an adult) & to Littlepanda aged 11
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9781408855652
5 stars
As a fellow Harry Potter fan I am proud to write this review to say that this is an amazing book I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure 
Book Review

Write Review

Ratings
5
45 Reviews
5
45
4
3
2
1