Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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