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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.
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Europe, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Humorous Stories, School + Education, General
Series Title: Harry Potter
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: Teen
Author: J. K. Rowling
Street Date: September 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0131
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