When Harry Potter, an 11-year-old orphan, discovers he is a wizard and is whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he is elated to escape his neglectful aunt and uncle. Even within the Wizarding community, Harry is famous, albeit for something he cannot recall: As a baby, he mysteriously managed to defeat Lord Voldemort, the Darkest wizard ever to haunt the Wizarding world. Not everything is perfect, however. The walls of Hogwarts contain secrets of their own, including an object known as the Sorcerer's Stone. But Harry is determined the Stone will not fall into the wrong hands, and in his desire to protect the Stone and those he loves, Harry comes face to face with terrifying forces beyond his wildest dreams.
Book 1 in the Harry Potter series. 320 pages.