Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

This is the new American cover, hence the different title – Timothy.

Young Harry’s life is very miserable. His parents are dead and ever since he was little, he has been living in a cupboard at his uncle and aunt’s home. Harry is constantly bullied by them and their spoilt son, Dudley. But on Harry’s 11th birthday, he discovers his true identity as a wizard. He is soon introduced to Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry where he encounters new friends and enemies, magic spells, a three headed dog and a funny teacher who wears a turban. But Harry soon discovers that there is more to his new school, it is hiding the Philosopher’s stone, a stone that gives you eternal life. Can Harry, along with his friends Ron and Hermione save the stone from the hands of the mysterious Voldemort who sought his return?

Be part of the action and magic as J.K. Rowling’s innovative words pull you into a whole new world. I can guarantee the reader will definitely be inspired and awed be Harry’s bravery and determination to protect the Philosopher Stone. There will be moments for laughter, anxiety, fear and many surprises along the way. This imaginative book will have you addicted in no time!

Find out what other mischief Harry and his friends are led to in the Harry Potter series, where they all start a new year at Hogwarts. You can also watch the movie that was released 29th November 2001 as the action unfolds right in front of your eyes.

(Review by Liana, Library volunteer)