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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.
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 Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Europe, School + Education, Humorous Stories, General, Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Series Title: Harry Potter
Publisher: Arthur a Levine
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: J. K. Rowling
Street Date: September 1, 1998
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0051
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If you love humor and adventure and only a touch of mystery, this is YOUR book. I loved the whole series and it brings the whole nine yards, laughs, love, romance, laughs, magic, and ADDICTION!!! READ THE BOOK!!!