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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Paperback)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Paperback)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Paperback)

Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 01/09/2014
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Waterstones Says

Twenty-five years ago, a wide-eyed young wizard was first drawn into an old-fashioned battle between good and evil. From Muggles to Quidditch, Hogwarts to Diagon Alley, the magical journey that launched a billion young readers feels just as fresh, fun and meticulously rendered today.

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Galloping gargoyles … 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

Winner of the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020

‘Potter, did she say?’

‘The Harry Potter?’

Life isn’t much fun at number four Privet Drive, at least not for Harry Potter, living under the stairs in a cupboard full of spiders, but all of that is about to change. On the eve of Harry’s eleventh birthday the letters start arriving; letters written in emerald green ink on yellowing parchment with an unmistakable letter H on purple wax seals. Because Harry Potter is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin and life for Harry Potter will never be the same again.

So pick up your broomstick, have your wand at the ready. Waterstones invites you to Join Harry as he discovers the magical world for the very first time at the start of this incredible, multi-award-winning series.

This is where the magic begins!

Harry Potter has been at the heart of Waterstones since the first copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came into our hands.  We’re delighted to share these new editions of the series, now entirely reimagined by one of our favourite writers and illustrators, Jonny Duddle. You can find out more about Jonny Duddle or visit his website at www.jonny-duddle.com.

“an unassailable stand for the power of fresh innovative story-telling” – The Scotsman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408855652
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


'I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry.' - Independent

'Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff.' - Mirror

'Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes.' - Guardian

'One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times.' - Sunday Telegraph

'The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood.' - TLS 

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“This book is awesome!”

A welcome addition to the Potter world.
I'm 22 now, Definitely not too old to still be a fan. Hogwarts will live with me forever, and this has reignited the magic! The illustrations are fab!

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“hogwarts here i come!”

this book is an exciting adventure where you don't have to leave the warmth and comfort of you're living room to take part in! for grown ups and children alike. a young boy finding out he is a wizard and... More

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