Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard.
Acclaim for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:
"This is a story full of surprises and jokes; comparisons with Dahl are, this time justified". The Sunday Times
"Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone has all the makings of a classic Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flare and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller. She is a first - Rate writer for children." The Scotsman
"A richly textured first novel given lift - off by inventive wit." The Guardian
"A terrific read and a stunning first novel." Wendy Cooling