Author: J.K. Rowling
Illustrator: Mary GrandPre
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: 1999
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Audience: Gr. Young Adult
Awards: National Book Award, Smarties Prize, Children’s Book Award
Overview: This is a book about a boy named Harry, who lives with his aunt, uncle and awful cousin, Dudley. He hasn’t had a birthday in 11 years and lives in a room under the stairs. One day, however, an owl delivers mail to Harry with an invitation to a magical place called Hogwarts. Magic, invisibility, wizards and a game called Quidditch are all things Harry will come across at this place. This is the beginning of the unforgettable experience Harry and his friends will have.
Activity: Have the students write about what one magical power they would like to have and why.
Reviewer’s Name: Alex Corbutt