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Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vern's house, which he thinks is rmal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where thing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?
JK Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her young daughter. 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was her first novel. The Harry Potter novels have been prize-winning and consistently on the best-seller lists: the novels have been translated into over 30 different languages and have sold over 40 million copies world-wide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, nevertheless JK Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. JK Rowling was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. A film of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', to be distributed by Warner Brothers, is due in November 2001.
Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 and Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1997. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and LA Carnegie Medal 1998.