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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

(Harry Potter, Book 1)

By J.K. Rowling

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| Paperback | 9780747532743

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Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that Continue

Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In the nonmagic human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, piglike cousin Dudley.

A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win major awards in England. So far it has won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, the U.K. version of the Newbery Medal. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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    In qualsiasi lingua questo libro è pura magia.

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    lispeth. said on Sep 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Que mal hace el boca a boca

    Pues si un chico va a una escuela de magia, juega a un juego como el baloncesto, y se pelea con un malo muy malo tiene este tremendo número de ventas, puntación tan alta y considerado como los mejores libros (saga) de la historia… Demostración clara ...(continue)

    Pues si un chico va a una escuela de magia, juega a un juego como el baloncesto, y se pelea con un malo muy malo tiene este tremendo número de ventas, puntación tan alta y considerado como los mejores libros (saga) de la historia… Demostración clara de lo que hace el marketing, suerte y que a la gente le dé por algo…
    La narración es claramente simplona e infantil, pues es un libro para niños. La imaginación de la autor esta ausente durante toda la narración utilizando clichés vomitivos, un sistema mágico simplón y sin explicación. Personajes que no dan para más y que imagino que evolucionaran a lo largo de la saga sino sería ya para llorar. Emplear recursos para que evolucione la trama y conseguir el objetivo final, así como que por casualidad aparezca una capa que te hace invisible y le ayuda a llegar a donde quieren… vaya recurso más SIMPLÓN POR DIOS.
    Los personajes que se pasean por la novela cometen fallos garrafales, tales como no saber que es el baloncesto (porque es del mundo normal) pero si saben lo que es una pelota de golf…
    Puedo entender que a los niños les guste pero adultos que pongan este libro por las nubes no lo entiendo. Posiblemente sea porque no han leído más fantasía, pues hay libros con un claro sobreesfuerzo para ser originales, crear sistema de magia creíble y explicándolo, con batallas/peleas épicas y personajes trabajados que pasan desapercibido…
    No entiendo nada, seguramente vaya mejorando los libros supongo que acabare leyendo todo a sorbitos.

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    dloco said on Sep 12, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Promosso!

    Ho visto tutti i film della saga di Harry Potter al cinema, ma, a parte un periodo dell'infanzia, non mi ha mai appassionato la storia. Dopo aver letto gli ultimi due libri della Rowling però, ho deciso di dare un opportunità ai romanzi. Ho letto que ...(continue)

    Ho visto tutti i film della saga di Harry Potter al cinema, ma, a parte un periodo dell'infanzia, non mi ha mai appassionato la storia. Dopo aver letto gli ultimi due libri della Rowling però, ho deciso di dare un opportunità ai romanzi. Ho letto questo primo libro in inglese e devo dire che l'ho trovato adorabile. I personaggi assumono uno spessore che nel film è solo intuibile. Continuerò sicuramente la saga. Confermo che lo stile della scrittrice mi è del tutto congeniale.

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    Lorenzo D'Arcaria said on Sep 11, 2014 | Add your feedback

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