Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published:1st Sep '14
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A special silver anniversary edition of Harry Potter’s first spellbinding adventure, in celebration of 25 years of magic
Galloping gargoyles … 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! The boy wizard Harry Potter has been casting a spell over young readers and their families ever since 1997. Now the first book in this unmissable series celebrates 25 years in print! The paperback edition of the tale that introduced us to Harry, Ron and Hermione has been updated and dressed in silver to mark the occasion. It’s time to take the magical journey of a lifetime … 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 editions of the classic and internationally bestselling Harry Potter series feature thrilling jacket artwork by award-winning illustrator Jonny Duddle. They are the perfect starting point for anyone who’s ready to lose themselves in the greatest children’s story of all time. Available for one year only, Harry’s first adventure – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – has been emblazoned in silver and refreshed with extra content including a new Hogwarts crest illustration and Q&A with Jonny Duddle, plus fun facts exploring the origins of names such as Albus Dumbledore, Hedwig and other favourite characters.
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 *