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Book 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone

PosterAuthor: Joanne Kathleen Rowling

US Edition:
Mary GrandPré
UK Children’s: Thomas Taylor

US: Scholastic Inc. (Arthur Levine Imprint)
UK: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Worldwide Publishers

For Jessica, who loves stories,
For Anne, who loved them too;
And for Di, who heard this one first.

Chapters: Seventeen (17)

Word Count: 76,944 words
– For the US Edition

Hardcover Releases:
US Edition: September 1998
UK Children’s: June 1997

Description: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy — until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. All because Harry Potter is a wizard! Follow the adventures of Harry Potter as he discovers the magical, the dangerous, the unpredictable world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Cover and chapter artwork


Chapter titles

  • 1. The Boy Who Lived
  • 2. The Vanishing Glass
  • 3. The Letters From No One
  • 4. The Keeper of the Keys
  • 5. Diagon Alley
  • 6. The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
  • 7. The Sorting Hat
  • 8. The Potions Master
  • 9. The Midnight Duel
  • 10. Halloween
  • 11. Quidditch
  • 12. The Mirror of Erised
  • 13. Nicolas Flamel
  • 14. Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
  • 15. The Forbidden Forest
  • 16. Through the Trapdoor
  • 17. The Man With Two Faces