September 1, 1999
September 1, 1999
Read by Jim Dale
8 hours 17 minutes, 7 CDs
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were.
But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.
From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
Eleven-year-old Harry Potter was a baby when his parents died, and since that time he has been living with his horrible Uncle Vernon, dislikable Aunt Petunia, and truly disgusting cousin Dudley. Miserable and lonely, Harry is shocked when he receives a letter inviting him to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. At this special school, which is kept a secret from all those not involved in the worlds of magic, Harry begins to learn the truth about the death of his parents and discovers his own unbelievably amazing family history. This book is the first entry in the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series of books. Enjoyed by both children and adults, these books literally changed the face of children's publishing when, as a result of their stunning popularity, the New York Times began compiling and publishing a list of best-selling children's books--for the first time in that newspaper's history.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, School + Education, People + Places / Europe, Humorous Stories, General, Social Issues / Friendship, Action + Adventure / General, Romance
- Age: 9-12 years
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Author: J. K. Rowling
- Narrator: Jim Dale (Narrator)
- Online Item #: 11463953
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5664
- ISBN: 9780807281956
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported