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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone

   Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatched a dragon. All Harry knows is miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible Aunt and Uncle, and their abominable on, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet under 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 a wonderful place Harry  never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

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Facts and Statistics

- Date J. K. Rowling Started Writing - 1990

- Published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury

- Bloomsbury paid $10,000 for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

- First British Publishing, June 30th, 1997

- Published in the United States by Scholastic, Inc

- Scholastic

- First US Publishing, October, 1998

- Page Number Information:

   - U.K. Version: 223 pages
   - U.S. Version: 309 pages

Awards & Records

- Nestlé Smarties Gold Medal Book Prize (9-11 Years), 1997

- Birmingham Cable Children's Book Award, 1997

- Young Telegraph Paperback of the Year, 1998

- National Book Award - Children's Book of the Year, 1997

- Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1998

- Parenting Book of the Year, 1998

- New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, 1998

-FCBG (Federation of Children's Book Group) Children's Book
   Award - Overall winner and in Longer Novel Category, 1997

-ALA Notable Book

-New York Times Bestseller

-USA Today Bestseller

-Booklist Editor's Choice


Facts and Statistics & Awards & Records information credit to
Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter

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Fans of Rowling

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