Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling | ScholasticSo what made this copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone so special? The answer lies in the copy's typos. On the back cover, the word Philosopher's is misspelled as Philospher's , and the item "1 wand" is named twice in Harry's list of Hogwarts school supplies. Additionally, the copyright page identifies the author, not as J. Rowling, but as "Joanne Rowling" — her legal name, and one she does not publish under. Often, when a rare Harry Potter book makes its way into the public eye, it has something more than typos to distinguish it, such as an autograph from Rowling. What makes this copy of Philosopher's Stone so interesting, however, is just how mundane its story is.
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The breakaway bestseller is now in paperback. In a starred review, PW said, "Readers are in for a delightful romp with this debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P. Travers and Roald Dahl. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. After reading this entrancing fantasy, readers will be convinced that they, too, could take the train to Hogwarts School, if only they could find Platform Nine and Three Quarters at the King's Cross Station. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel , it follows Harry Potter , a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry makes close friends and a few enemies during his first year at the school, and with the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort , who killed Harry's parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just 15 months old. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June by Bloomsbury. It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August and stayed near the top of that list for much of and