Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Book - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Summaries (22)

Add a Summary
Jul 11, 2020

Harry Potter lives with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in the closet under the stairs at the Dursleys’ family home. He hasn’t had a birthday party in 11 years, and his family is generally terrible to him, but all of this is about to change when Harry receives a mysterious letter that arrives by owl messenger.

The letter holds the key to Harry’s happiness, a place he never even thought existed, a magical school called Hogwarts. There he finds friends, sports, and a great destiny. Read the first book to find out more! I love this book! It shows us a window into another exciting and new world. I would highly recommend this story!

Feb 28, 2020

a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

Mar 21, 2019

Harry Potter never seemed to fit in anywhere. As an orphan who lived with his cousin, aunt, and uncle, he didn’t even really have a family. He had nothing, that is, until someone showed him a world of magic, literally. On a dark and stormy night, on the floor of a hut in the middle of the ocean, Harry Potter heard a strange creaking at the door. It was early in the morning on his eleventh birthday and his aunt and uncle had taken him off the map, made him untrackable by those trying to contact him. Still, Hagrid, the headmaster of Hogwarts’ trusted friend, arrived and took Harry away to where he belonged as a wizard, the wizarding world.

A month later, Harry was on the train to Hogwarts, then he was at Hogwarts, and before he knew it, Christmas had arrived. By then, Harry and his best friends, Hermione and Ron, were searching for the identity of the mysterious Nicolas Flamel, for this would answer their bigger question: what was under the trapdoor on the forbidden third floor? Eventually they found their answer. Believing their evil professor, Severus Snape, was after the precious object to help a truly dangerous entity, they set off for the adventure of a lifetime. What they found under the trapdoor was more than they had bargained for.

As a lifelong Harry Potter fan, or Potterhead, I greatly enjoyed reading the first book in J.k. Rowling’s famous series again. Knowing the entire story by heart, I loved finding little easter eggs, pieces of foreshadowing, or underlying metaphors. This book would rank high on my ten 25 favorite books, without hesitation. I recognize now how quickly the story moves along compared to the other books. The stories became more developed as the each book came out. Having read the other six books, I want to know more about Harry’s first year at Hogwarts. That is the only fault I can find in this wonderful novel.

I have and always will recommend this entire series to anyone. Harry and his friends are so relatable, so human, that the reader feels as though they are part of the fantastic trios. The incredible story is so transporting, one might actually believe they have entered the wizarding world, and long for it as much as Harry when they are away from it. Every part of the story are compelling in different ways. It is a great birthday present to start someone on this awesome series. It has something for everyone.

Oct 10, 2017

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck living with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous...

May 31, 2016

THIS BOOK is very like baby talk:bdyfgveaiygrteiveyrgtroaevrytgowaeyvqgowevtiy3qgotvlyergtovqegtqoeyrtgoqyeroqegvtyqeogrtyqegvortuvygtoqverygtovq3eruqgteoyqergtovqerytgvoqeyqgoer

Jul 19, 2015

The Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series where you read about his first year at Hogwarts. Harry's parents died when he was young so he was sent to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Many strange things happened in Harry's life that he couldn't explain, until his 11th birthday when he found out he was a wizard. Against his aunt's and uncle's wishes he was sent to Hogwarts and had many daring adventures through out the year. Including something about Nicholas Flamel and the Sorcerer's Stone...

Jul 13, 2015

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s infant son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. Lily and her husband, James Potter, had been murdered by the dark wizard, Voldemort, but when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, his power somehow broke. Harry becomes the only living person ever to survive the killing curse, and the only sign of his encounter with Voldemort is a unique lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. Because Harry does not have any other living relatives, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, decides to leave him with the Dursleys until he is old enough to attend Hogwarts.

Jul 06, 2015

This is my fave book so far, it's so exciting. I wish I could go to a wizard school! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next...

Jun 22, 2015

A 12 year old boy's life changes when he gets a message from an owl and goes to a magical school.

May 30, 2015

The story starts with the introduction of Harry Potter, the protagonist of the story. Harry is the sole survivor of the fatal car accident that killed his parents- or so he is told. Harry is forced to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, and lived a miserable life right up until his 11th birthday, when a mysterious figure shows up, and reveals to Harry about what he truly is; the secret that his surviving family members had kept secret for so long. He is a wizard! With his new identity, he attends a school for wizards and witches, and makes new friends. He also finds out the real truth of his parent's death, and gets involved in a suspicious plot involving the attempted robbery of a very valuable object. What will become of him? What is the object so special that everyone wants to steal it? This book is about true friendship, loyalty, adventure, and is a notable book for anyone who enjoys magical adventures.

Jun 24, 2014

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

Jun 20, 2014

Harry Potter is a 10 year old boy who's parents died in a car accident while he just got a scar when his head banged the car. He know lives with his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley who all despise him. He is just an ordinary boy with a miserable life and letters from a wierd school which his uncle and aunt hate. On his eleventh birthday, a huge man called Hagrid comes to his house to tell him the truth: Turns out, he is a wizard, his parents were killed by the most feared wizard of all time, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort, and he survived with a lightning scar. And all these letters come from the best wicthcraft and wizardry school in England. Arrived at that school, he meets 2 students who become his friends: Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. And a enemy, Draco Malfoy. He then discovers that there is something hidden in the school and that someone wants to get it. Would he discover who it really is before its too late?

Aug 01, 2012

Harry potter, the boy who lived found out on his birthday he is a wizard. In the middle, finds 2 best friends and is searching more and more about the philisopers stone. In the end, Quirrel ihas voldemort on the back of his head and harry deafets him.....
an amazing book!

Jun 22, 2012

Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts where he finds his friends. He "discovers" that Severus Snape wants to help the Dark Lord, Voldemort, get The Philisoper's Stone, thus the title. Then....he decides to do what no one will have the courage to even dare think about.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Before the start of the novel, Voldemort, considered the most evil and powerful dark wizard in history, killed Harry's parents but mysteriously vanished after trying to kill the infant Harry. While the wizarding world was celebrating Voldemort's downfall, Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid placed the one year-old orphan in the care of his Muggle (non-wizard) uncle and aunt: Vernon and Petunia Dursley.
For ten years, they and their son Dudley neglected, tormented and abused Harry. Shortly before Harry's eleventh birthday, a series of letters addressed to Harry arrive, but Vernon destroys them before Harry can read them. To get away from the letters, Vernon takes the family to a small island. As they are settling in, Hagrid bursts through the door to tell Harry what the Dursleys have kept him from finding out: Harry is a wizard and has been accepted at Hogwarts.
Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley, a magically-concealed shopping precinct in London, where Harry is bewildered to discover how famous he is among wizards as "the boy who lived". He also finds that he is quite wealthy, since a bequest from his parents has remained on deposit at Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Guided by Hagrid, he buys the books and equipment he needs for Hogwarts. At the wand shop, he finds that the wand that suits him best is the twin of Voldemort's; both wands contain feathers from the same phoenix

Jun 18, 2012

Harry Potter is just a normal British boy - until a giant visits him on his eleventh birthday and informs Harry that he is a wizard.

Jul 27, 2011

read this book when harry potter finds out that he is a wizard and finds hogwarts (a magic school) and takes a new adventure and finds about the philosopher's stone.

Jan 03, 2011

Harry Potter is a young boy who does not know the truth about himself-he is a wizard. He then attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he makes some friends-Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger. As Harry begins his first magical year, a fascinating adventure begins unfolding from the pen of J. K. Rowling and begins a saga that is no equal to any other in history. Get ready for J. K. Rowling's amazing debut novel as the fantastic story of Harry Potter begins.

Sep 19, 2010

Harry Potter think he is a meer orphan, until he recives a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, claiming he is a wizard.
From that moment Harry has the adventure of a lifetime! He meets friends, finds out secrects from his past, and most importantly, saves the school!

AmeliaO Jul 24, 2010

Orphaned as a baby, Harry Potter lives under the stairs in the care of his mother's sister and her husband.

Harry has never quite been able to fit in and always seems to make strange things happen.

As Harry celebrates his birthday in a shack in the middle of the ocean he is delivered amazing news. Harry is a wizard!

We follow Harry through his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he unravels the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone.

Jul 13, 2009

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Aug 24, 2008

This first book in a series of seven introduces us to Harry, a child living a terrible life with his aunt, uncle and cousin because his parents were killed when he was an infant. He comes of age at eleven and his whole world is changed when he is accepted into Hogwart's school of wizardry.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings

To Top