Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

Author Rowling, J. K.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Scholastic, 2013




Annotation:

Compact disc.



Subjects :

  • Juvenile fiction
  • Wizards
  • Fiction
  • Schools
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
  • Fantasy
  • Potter, Harry (Fictitious character
  • Magic
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place
  • Witches
  • Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)
  • Weasley, Ron (Fictitious character)

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Best Books :

  • Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Bank Street College of Education
  • Best of the Best Revisited (100 Best Books for Teens), 2001 American Library Association-YALSA
  • Best Science Fiction, 1998 Locus Magazine
  • Booklist Book Review Stars, September 15, 1998 American Library Association
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 1998 American Library Association
  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Bank Street College of Education
  • Capitol Choices, 1998 The Capitol Choices Committee
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Choices, 1999 International Reading Association
  • Children's Literature Choice List, 1999 Children's Literature
  • Lasting Connections, 1998 Book Links
  • Los Angeles' 100 Best Books, 1998 IRA Children's Literature and Reading SIG and the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson
  • Not Just for Children Anymore!, 1999 Children's Book Council
  • Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2000 Children's Book Council
  • Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2001 Children's Book Council
  • Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1999 NCTE Children's Literature Assembly
  • Notable Children's Books, 1999 ALSC American Library Association
  • Parent's Guide to Children's Media, 1999 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, Inc.
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 1998 Cahners
  • Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, October 1999 Cahners
  • Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss , 1999 Indiana Library Federation
  • Reading Magic Award, 1998 Parenting
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1998 Cahners
  • School Library Journal Book Review Stars, October 1998 Cahners
  • Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007 The H. W. Wilson Co.
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 H.W. Wilson
  • Suggested Books for RIF List ALSC American Library Association
  • Teachers' Choices, 1999 International Reading Association
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1999 American Library Association
  • Young Adults' Choices, 2000 International Reading Association
  • Capitol Choices, 1999 The Capitol Choices Committee
  • Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Young Listeners, 2003 American Library Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1999 Winner United States
  • American Booksellers Book Sense Book of the Year (ABBY) Award, 1999 Winner United States
  • Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize in Children's Literature, 1997-1998 Winner United States
  • Arizona Young Readers' Award, 2000 Winner Arizona
  • Blue Hen Book Award, 2001 Winner Delaware
  • Charlotte Award, 2000 Winner New York
  • Charlotte Award, 2000 Winner United States
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2000 Winner United States
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2001 Winner Colorado
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2001 Winner Indiana
  • Golden Archer Award, 2000 Winner Wisconsin
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2001 Winner Michigan
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2000 Winner Wyoming
  • Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2001 Winner Louisiana
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2000 Winner Massachusetts
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 1999 Finalist United States
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2008 Winner United States
  • Nene Award, 2000 Winner Hawaii
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2001 Winner Illinois
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, 2000 Winner Washington
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2000 1st Runner-up Wyoming
  • South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2001 Winner South Carolina
  • West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2001 Winner West Virginia
  • Audies, 2006 Hall of Fame Award United States
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1999 Winner United States
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1999 Winner United States
  • Great Stone Face Award, 2000 Winner New Hampshire
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2000 Winner Nevada

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2007; Finalist New York
  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2009; Finalist New York
  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2010; Finalist New York
  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2011; Finalist New York
  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2012; Finalist New York
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2001; Nominee Colorado
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award , 2000-2001; Nominee Indiana
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2000; Nominee Wyoming
  • Lone Star Reading List, 2000-2001; Reading List Texas
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2000; Nominee Massachusetts
  • MRA Reader's Choice Award, 2001; Nominee Michigan
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2000; Nominee Nevada
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2001; Nominee Illinois
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, 2000; Nominee Washington
  • South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2001; Nominee South Carolina
  • Texas Reading Club, 2001; Texas
  • Utah Children's Book Awards, 2000; Nominee Utah
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2001; Nominee Pacific Northwest
  • Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2001; Nominee Louisiana

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


059035342X, 0590353403
A.A. Levine Books (New York:) 1998.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 12

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 880
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 16


0786222727
Thorndike Press (Thorndike Me.:) 1999.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 12

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Reviews :

Anonymous (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
When Harry was a baby, his parents were killed while trying to protect him from the evil sorcerer Lord Voldemort. Harry lives with his cruel aunt, uncle and cousin who make his life miserable. Harry's life changes on his 11th birthday when he learns he has been accepted at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his true identity is revealed !!! Category: Adventure; Fantasy. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1998, Scholastic. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Michael Cart (Booklist, September 15, 1998 (Vol. 95, No. 2))
Orphaned in infancy, Harry Potter is raised by reluctant parents, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, an odious couple who would be right at home in a Roald Dahl novel. Things go from awful to hideous for Harry until, with the approach of his eleventh birthday, mysterious letters begin arriving addressed to him! His aunt and uncle manage to intercept these until a giant named Hagrid delivers one in person, and to his astonishment, Harry learns that he is a wizard and has been accepted (without even applying) as a student at Hogworts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There's even more startling news: it turns out that his parents were killed by an evil wizard so powerful that everyone is afraid to so much as utter his name, Voldemort. Somehow, though, Harry survived Voldemort's attempt to kill him, too, though it has left him with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead and enormous celebrity in the world of magic, because Voldemort vanished following his failure. But is he gone for good? What is hidden on the third floor of Hogworts Castle? And who is the Man with Two Faces? Rowling's first novel, which has won numerous prizes in England, is a brilliantly imagined and beautifully written fantasy that incorporates elements of traditional British school stories without once violating the magical underpinnings of the plot. In fact, Rowling's wonderful ability to put a fantastic spin on sports, student rivalry, and eccentric faculty contributes to the humor, charm, and, well, delight of her utterly captivating story. Category: Older Readers. 1998, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $16.95. Gr. 4-7. Starred Review.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
Readers looking for the new Roald Dahl may have finally found their writer. Harry Potter, the hero, is an admirable underdog. As an infant, he survived an attack by the powerful evil sorcerer who killed both his parents. After their deaths, Harry is forced to live with his cruel and demeaning muggle relatives, the Durseys. A muggle, or ordinary human, is just one of the fantastical concepts invented by the author. Her writing shows a passion for and command of words that make pictures. Rowlings' word wizardry increases when Harry leaves the Durseys' home to attend magician's school. In this parallel world, Harry makes startling discoveries such as his innate talents as broom jockey and star of the complicated Quidditch game. Some people admire him for the mystique that surrounds him while others love him for who he is. Ingredients of magic, mystery, humor, adventure, and fantasy weave a spell that will enchant the entire family. 1998, Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 8 up.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Jan Lieberman (Children's Literature)
When Harry's parents die, he has no idea of his real heritage or his destiny. He is treated dastardly by his neglectful aunt and uncle but from the moment of his eleventh birthday, he is summoned to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where his training begins. The reader embarks on an adventure that continues through the very last page. 309 pages of entertainment filled with magic, sorcery, good vs. evil and a courageous protagonist, eleven-year-old Harry Potter. 1998, Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 9 to 13.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Kristin Harris (Children's Literature)
An instant classic, this author has been compared to C. S. Lewis and Roald Dahl. I was skeptical, but now a believer; I can't wait to read the sequel. Harry Potter is orphaned as an infant and goes to live with relatives who treat him miserably. At ten, he receives word (via carrier owl) that he has been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Only then he learns that his parents were famous witches, killed by a fellow witch who was drawn to the black arts. The fact that Harry survived the attack on his parents made him a celebrity among witches. At Hogwarts, in an environment where he is accepted and appreciated, Harry thrives. He is even a star player on the quidditch team, scoring points while riding his broom. But all is not well at Hogwarts, and Harry soon discovers a terrible secret about a hidden treasure. The characters and flow of events are beautifully crafted to entice both young and old. 1998, Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Sue Reichard (Children's Literature)
This exciting book has dazzled British readers and is the winner of the British National Book Award and Children's Book of the Year award. Readers will love the crazy fantasy about Harry Potter. Harry has been treated very badly by his aunt and uncle with whom he lives. His cousin Dudley is very spoiled and teases and taunts Harry constantly. Harry is used to it, it's a way of life for him since his parents died. Things begin to change for Harry when a mysterious letter arrives via an owl messenger. Harry has been invited to an incredible place. Harry's fantastic adventures are about to begin. 1998, Arthur A Levine Books, $16.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Rebecca Joseph (Children's Literature)
Winner of the British National Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, this wonderful first novel introduces us to the magical world of Harry Potter. Orphaned as a baby, Potter spends his first eleven years with his horrible Aunt and Uncle and cousin Dudley who relegate him to a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs. Everything changes for Harry when an owl delivers a mysterious letter inviting Harry to attend a school for wizards. At this special school, a fascinating world opens up to Harry including new games, new lessons on how to cast spells and more, new friends, and new problems. An evil force, the force that killed Harry's parents, tries to capture the all powerful sorcerer's stone which is being safeguarded at Harry's school; Harry and his friends are the only ones capable of possibly stopping the evil force. With its imaginative setting, characters, and plot, young readers will want to read more about Harry Potter. 1998, Arthur A. Levine Books, $16.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1998)
J.K. Rowling's literary debut will not disappoint fantasy fans from ages nine to 90, but even those who've never felt much attraction to the genre might find themselves riveted by this fanciful, funny, not-too-scary British novel in which a 12-year-old boy's life is turned around by the discovery that he is a wizard. Harry Potter is a skinny, spectacled, orphaned child living with a comically heard-hearted aunt and uncle and obnoxious, bullying cousin when he gets the summons that changes his life: he has been accepted at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The news might have been less shocking to Harry if he'd had even an inkling that he possessed the power of magic, but Harry did not know that witches and wizards existed, let alone that he himself was a candidate for study at a boarding school where magic is taught. The mysterious world of spells and potions, trolls and dragons, flying broomsticks and magic wands unfolds simultaneously for both Harry and readers of this highly imaginative, satisfying novel. Boarding schools, even ones for witches and wizards, are not without their share of snobs and bullies, but despite this, Hogwart's is a friendly, welcoming place to Harry, and it quickly begins to feel like his true home. Harry's initiation into Hogwart's social and academic life, along with the other first-year boys and girls at Hogwart's, is the reader's initiation, too, and the discoveries to be made are delightful. Rowling has conjured a fully realized world of magic, complete with centuries-old history and tradition, language, rules of conduct, games, and, of course, the requisite battle between good and evil in which Harry and his new made friends become involved, leading to tension, excitement, and mystery in this wonderful first novel. CCBC categories: Fiction for Children. 1998, Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press, 309 pages, $16.95. Ages 9 and older.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1998)
In a rousing first novel, already an award-winner in England, Harry is just a baby when his magical parents are done in by Voldemort, a wizard so dastardly other wizards are scared to mention his name. So Harry is brought up by his mean Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia Dursley, and picked on by his horrid cousin Dudley. He knows nothing about his magical birthright until ten years later, when he learns he's to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hogwarts is a lot like English boarding school, except that instead of classes in math and grammar, the curriculum features courses in Transfiguration, Herbology, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Harry becomes the star player of Quidditch, a sort of mid-air ball game. With the help of his new friends Ron and Hermione, Harry solves a mystery involving a sorcerer's stone that ultimately takes him to the evil Voldemort. This hugely enjoyable fantasy is filled with imaginative details, from oddly flavored jelly beans to dragons' eggs hatched on the hearth. It's slanted toward action-oriented readers, who will find that Briticisms meld with all the other wonders of magic school. 1998, Levine/Scholastic, $16.95. © 1998 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Jerry Weiss (Parent's Guide, Fall 1999 (Vol. 2, No. 1))
Raised by uncaring relatives, Harry discovers he is a wizard and is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With good friends, Ron and Hermione, Harry discovers talents he never knew he had, especially in the Quidditch matches. With an invisible clock and help from his friends, he overcomes obstacles leading to the stone and prevents it from falling into enemy hands. 1998, Arthur A Levine, $19.95. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl. As the story opens, mysterious goings-on ruffle the self-satisfied suburban world of the Dursleys, culminating in a trio of strangers depositing the Dursleys' infant nephew Harry in a basket on their doorstep. After 11 years of disregard and neglect at the hands of his aunt, uncle and their swinish son Dudley, Harry suddenly receives a visit from a giant named Hagrid, who informs Harry that his mother and father were a witch and a wizard, and that he is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry himself. Most surprising of all, Harry is a legend in the witch world for having survived an attack by the evil sorcerer Voldemort, who killed his parents and left Harry with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. And so the fun begins, with Harry going off to boarding school like a typical English kid--only his supplies include a message-carrying owl and a magic wand. There is enchantment, suspense and danger galore (as well as enough creepy creatures to satisfy the most bogeymen-loving readers, and even a magical game of soccerlike Quidditch to entertain sports fans) as Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione plumb the secrets of the forbidden third floor at Hogwarts to battle evil and unravel the mystery behind Harry's scar. Rowling leaves the door wide open for a sequel; bedazzled readers will surely clamor for one. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
The breakaway bestseller is now in paperback. In a starred review, PW said, "Readers are in for a delightful romp with this debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl." Ages 8-12. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Bill Mollineaux (The ALAN Review, Winter 1999 (Vol. 26, No. 2))
When one-year-old Harry Potter's parents--a witch and a wizard--were killed by the evil Voldemort, Harry was sent to live with his "normal" aunt, uncle, and spoiled cousin. After spending eleven miserable years with this family, in which Harry was forced to sleep in a closet and was the brunt of his cousin's bullying, he learns that he is a wizard when he is unexpectedly accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At Hogwarts, Harry makes many fine friends as well as a few dreaded enemies. While at school, Harry discovers that the Sorcerer's Stone is hidden there, the stone that will enable Voldemort to create a body of his own and gain immortality. Rowling has created a fast-moving, magical tale replete with humor, adventure, suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters that will enchant middle schoolers. 1998, Scholastic Press, 309 pages, $16.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Deborah Stevenson (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, November 1998 (Vol. 52, No. 3))
Harry Potter lives a Cinderella life (the pre-godmother phase) with his unpleasant aunt, uncle, and cousin Dudley until one day he’s summoned to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is the first Harry’s heard of his illustrious wizardly heritage (his aunt and uncle are Muggles, non-wizards, who loathe and fear the wizard strain in the family), but at his new boarding school he soon learns the ropes, finds friends, becomes a sports star, and--oh, yes--ends up in combat with one of the greatest evil forces in the universe. In point of fact the last element is the least significant in the story: this is largely an old-fashioned British public-school saga with nasty boys from the competing house, idolized masters, swots turning out to be decent sorts, weedy younger kids demonstrating their loyalty, and blow-by-blow descriptions of sports events. Rowling has carefully created a magic-infused institution of higher learning, and readers will relish many of the fantastical details, such as the portraits that ensure obedience to curfew and the social status attached to different familiars (“If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could”). Some aspects of the magical world, however, seem inserted largely because the author laboriously created them (the sport of Quidditch) and interfere with the plot rather than advancing it; the tone also relies on a studied whimsicality that probably won’t sit well with readers hoping for Golden Compass-type thrills. It’s also not clear that the stakes are anything to get excited about--Harry’s victory over evil seems merely to mean his house’s victory in intramural competition, and his loss would seem merely to have caused a change in headmaster and school policy. Still, the carefully imagined world of the wizardly school and the triumph of the underappreciated young hero will suffice to keep many wannabe wizardlings reading. Review Code: Ad -- Additional book of acceptable quality for collections needing more material in the area. (c) Copyright 1998, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1998, Levine/Scholastic, 309p, $16.95. Grades 5-8.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Libby Bergstrom (VOYA, December 1998 (Vol. 21, No. 5))
Harry Potter, who believes that his parents were killed in a car accident when he was a baby, lives with his dreadful relatives, the Dursleys. Imagine his surprise when, on his eleventh birthday, he is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry learns that he is a wizard, just as his parents had been, and that he survived the attack in which they were killed battling the evil Voldemort. At Hogwarts, Harry discovers his natural skill at Quidditch, a type of three-dimensional rugby played on flying brooms; he tastes new treats such as "Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans," which truly do come in every flavor from strawberry and coffee to sardine and ear wax; and he learns that there is evil afoot at the school. Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermoine, discover that someone at the school is trying to steal a priceless stone with the power to make a person immortal. In a breathtaking final showdown, Harry faces Voldemort and saves the stone, but not before he nearly loses his life. Rowling's style is a cross between Roald Dahl and Patricia Wrede. First published in Britain, where it won the British National Book Award for Children's Book of the Year as well as the Smarties Prize, this hilarious and suspenseful book will delight American audiences as well. And since Voldemort lives on, we can hope that a sequel will be available soon. VOYA CODES: 5Q 5P M J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 1998, Arthur A Levine/Scholastic, 320p., $16.95. Ages 11 to 15.
(PUBLISHER: A.A. Levine Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Sharon Grover (Audiofile, December/January 2000)
If you haven't heard of Harry Potter then you haven't turned on your TV or radio or opened a newspaper in the last few months. For the uninitiated, Harry is a young orphan who is living with his nasty relatives when he's summoned to claim his magical heritage by attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. What could be better (or more satisfying to children) than studying, not English and chemistry, but Potions and Defense-Against-the-Dark-Arts? Jim Dale, with his fully voiced reading, brings the world of wizards to life in ways unimagined even by those who have read and re-read the book. The accents are sure, the inflections perfectly suit the characters, and some of Rowling's particularly inventive bits, like the game of Quidditch, become clearer. Sometimes poignant, often funny, Dale's interpretation of this enchanted other world is the consummate family-listening experience. S.G. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1999 (orig. 1998), Listening Library, Six cassettes, 8 hrs., Retail pak, $33.00, Seven CDs, $49.95.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library/Books on Tape, PUBLISHED: 1999.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
With more than seven million copies of Sorcerer's Stone and its two sequels sold in the U.S. in a year's time, it would be hard to find many school-age children who haven't at least heard of Harry Potter. British author Rowling's tales of a young wizard-in-training who attends the unusual Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have enchanted children (and their parents, too) like no books before them. Now, with this sharp audio production, those who haven't yet met Harry will soon be swept up in the fun, and established Potter fans will delight in hearing Harry's adventures anew. British actor and Broadway star Dale is an inspired choice as narrator, reading with a light, assured air that makes Harry's fantastic, sometimes dangerous, world very real, while never losing sight of Rowling's humorous underpinnings. His numerous vocal characterizations are dead-on, especially his fast-talking take on Harry's sweet but overachieving witch friend Hermione Granger. A gruff and sensitive Hagrid (the school's gamekeeper), evil Malfoy, kindly Dumbledore and appropriately Scottish Professor McGonagall are also crisply distinctive. The combination of Rowling's exquisitely evocative writing and Dale's nimble reading make this a magical addition to the bewitching Harry Potter canon. All ages. (Oct.)
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library/Books on Tape, PUBLISHED: 1999.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny. - from the audiobook jacket n.d., Listening Library, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 21723, $46.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library/Books on Tape, PUBLISHED: 1999.)

Sharon Grover (Audiofile, December/January 2000)
If you haven't heard of Harry Potter then you haven't turned on your TV or radio or opened a newspaper in the last few months. For the uninitiated, Harry is a young orphan who is living with his nasty relatives when he's summoned to claim his magical heritage by attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. What could be better (or more satisfying to children) than studying, not English and chemistry, but Potions and Defense-Against-the-Dark-Arts? Jim Dale, with his fully voiced reading, brings the world of wizards to life in ways unimagined even by those who have read and re-read the book. The accents are sure, the inflections perfectly suit the characters, and some of Rowling's particularly inventive bits, like the game of Quidditch, become clearer. Sometimes poignant, often funny, Dale's interpretation of this enchanted other world is the consummate family-listening experience. S.G. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1999 (orig. 1998), Listening Library, Six cassettes, 8 hrs., Retail pak, $33.00, Seven CDs, $49.95.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library ;distributed by Recorded Books (Old Greenwich Conn.:) (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1999.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny. - from the audiobook jacket n.d., Listening Library, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; CB004, $61.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library ;distributed by Recorded Books (Old Greenwich Conn.:) (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1999.)

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New York: Scholastic, 2013

Media Type: Language Material
309 p.:
PZ7.R79835 ([Fic])
9780545582889
0545582881
"Year 1"-Spine.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Waterville Me.: Large Print Press, 2003

Media Type: Language Material
422 p.:
PZ7.R79835 ([Fic])
1594130000
9781594130007
Sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Listening Library/Books on Tape, 1999

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
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Read by Jim Dale.
Newport Beach CA: Books on Tape, 1999

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
6 sound cassettes (ca. 9 hr.):
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Sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Unabridged.
Old Greenwich Conn.: Listening Library ;, 1999

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.):
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"Unabridged Fiction on CD with Book"-Container.
Title from container.
In container (23 cm.).
Thorndike Me.: Thorndike Press, 1999

Media Type: Language Material
422 p. (large print):
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Sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
New York: A.A. Levine Books, 1998

Media Type: Language Material
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"Year 1"-Spine.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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