Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone ILLUSTRATED EDITION by J K Rowling
Published by Bloomsbury
Published 6 October 2015
I read this for 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge. The category is ‘a book that you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile’.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation’s favourite children’s book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic, Jim Kay’s glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I’ve read Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone at least ten times. This is my first time reading the illustrated edition. A word about the illustration edition; the illustrations are lush and gorgeous, and bring Harry’s first adventure to life. This book was a pleasure to read. As for the book itself, I am an uber-fan of Harry Potter. I’ve read the books at least ten times each and seen the DVD’s as many times. The Philosopher’s Stone has a special place in my heart as it was the first time Harry, Ron and Hermione have an adventure. I love this book. It’s easily at the top of my list of all-time favourites. There are so many moments that I love in this book; Harry finding out about Hogwarts, the midnight duel with Malfoy, Hagrid’s dragon, the trip to the Forbidden Forrest, solving the puzzles to reach the stone and a million other things. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is easily one of the best books ever written.