Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Book 1 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8V5.577508
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley — a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry — and anyone who reads about him — will find unforgettable.

For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published on August 27, 2013 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545582881
ISBN-13: 9780545582889
2288 Book Reviews
  • so_not_hermione
    so_not_hermione4 months55 stars
    I read this SO MANY TIMES!!! The Harry Potter series is the best! My fave quote from this is probably "GRYFFINDOOR!!!"
    • lucasgloreto
      lucasgloreto4 months55 stars
      in my, opinion, this is an AMAZING book. i really thing you should read it! i mean, isn't the harry potter series the best? i have read it only once, but that doesn't mean i don't like it. it even contains what i think should be the best quote : "harry, yer a wizard.".
      • lucasgloreto
        lucasgloreto4 months55 stars
        after you finish this one, do the rest of the series!
      • dogohero
        dogohero4 months55 stars
        This is a very original and good book
        • dogohero
          dogohero5 months55 stars
          • dogohero
            dogohero5 months55 stars
            so good im telling you
            • dogohero
              dogohero5 months55 stars
              This is so good
              • nbb2011
                nbb20115 months55 stars
                In my opinion this was one of THE BEST books I've ever read. Summary: Harry Potter, the main character, had to live with/get bullied by his aunt and uncle. Harry could do unusual things; he could make glass vanish, he could regrow all his hair in a night, he could even sort of fly and end up on the school roof! One day when he was fetching the mail for Uncle Vernon, he saw a letter... for him! Harry ... was a wizard.
                • speedster120
                  speedster1205 months55 stars
                  Harry potter is my favorite books and i own all seven books.
                  • mattchien
                    mattchien5 months55 stars
                    This book's great and fun to read!
                    • dogohero
                      dogohero5 months55 stars
                      I think it was a great book because it was a good starter to the series