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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.
Books in The Harry Potter Series:
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
'He'll be famous - a legend - I wouldn't be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in future - there will be books written about Harry' Minerva McGonagall Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.
And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too - James Naughtie
Funny, imaginative, magical ... In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch - The Times
The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood - Times Literary Supplement
Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller - Scotsman
One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times - Sunday Telegraph
Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff - Mirror
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Collections:||100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),|
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's ...More About J.K. Rowling