Author(s): J. K. Rowling
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay 's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation 's favourite children 's book Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling 's timeless classic, Jim Kay 's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he 's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord 's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON - with brand new children's editions of the classic and internationally bestselling series
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
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 77 languages.