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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

by Rowling, J. K.

Format: Large Print 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 3 copies
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Large Print LP YA RO
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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CLP - South Side Children's Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
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Northern Tier Regional Library Large Print IN TRANSIT
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Summary
For use in schools and libraries only. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. Orphaned in infancy, Harry Potter is raised by reluctant parents, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, an odious couple who would be right at home in a Roald Dahl novel. Things go from awful to hideous for Harry until, with the approach of his eleventh birthday, mysterious letters begin arriving addressed to him! His aunt and uncle manage to intercept these until a giant named Hagrid delivers one in person, and to his astonishment, Harry learns that he is a wizard and has been accepted (without even applying) as a student at Hogworts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There's even more startling news: it turns out that his parents were killed by an evil wizard so powerful that everyone is afraid to so much as utter his name, Voldemort. Somehow, though, Harry survived Voldemort's attempt to kill him, too, though it has left him with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead and enormous celebrity in the world of magic, because Voldemort vanished following his failure. But is he gone for good? What is hidden on the third floor of Hogworts Castle? And who is the Man with Two Faces? Rowling's first novel, which has won numerous prizes in England, is a brilliantly imagined and beautifully written fantasy that incorporates elements of traditional British school stories without once violating the magical underpinnings of the plot. In fact, Rowling's wonderful ability to put a fantastic spin on sports, student rivalry, and eccentric faculty contributes to the humor, charm, and, well, delight of her utterly captivating story. --Michael Cart"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl. As the story opens, mysterious goings-on ruffle the self-satisfied suburban world of the Dursleys, culminating in a trio of strangers depositing the Dursleys' infant nephew Harry in a basket on their doorstep. After 11 years of disregard and neglect at the hands of his aunt, uncle and their swinish son Dudley, Harry suddenly receives a visit from a giant named Hagrid, who informs Harry that his mother and father were a witch and a wizard, and that he is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry himself. Most surprising of all, Harry is a legend in the witch world for having survived an attack by the evil sorcerer Voldemort, who killed his parents and left Harry with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. And so the fun begins, with Harry going off to boarding school like a typical English kid‘only his supplies include a message-carrying owl and a magic wand. There is enchantment, suspense and danger galore (as well as enough creepy creatures to satisfy the most bogeymen-loving readers, and even a magical game of soccerlike Quidditch to entertain sports fans) as Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione plumb the secrets of the forbidden third floor at Hogwarts to battle evil and unravel the mystery behind Harry's scar. Rowling leaves the door wide open for a sequel; bedazzled readers will surely clamor for one. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Harry Potter series
#1 - Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
#2 - Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
#3 - Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
#4 - Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
#5 - Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
#6 - Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
#7 - Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
Subjects Wizards -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Wizards -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
England -- Juvenile fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Large Print Press,2003
Other Titles Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Contributors GrandPré, Mary.
Language English
Description 422 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 1594130000 (lg. print : sc : alk. paper)
9781594130007 (lg. print : sc : alk. paper)
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