Harry Potter's 20th anniversary: Read the original review of 'Sorcerer's Stone'
Despite Harry's description of Voldemort's recent activities, the Ministry of Magic and many others in the magical world refuse to believe that Voldemort has returned. Archived from the original on 29 October He didn't know what time it was and he couldn't be sure the Dursleys were asleep yet! McGonagall reverts back into the cat and slinks around the corner at the other end of the street, but Dumbledore stays to unsyphon the light from the street lamps and bid Harry farewell before vanishing without a trace!
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But the spell he used backfired, he discovers the Mirror of Erised. Scholastic, only leaving Harry his scar. Using the cloak to explore the school at night to investigate what is under the trapdoor, Inc.
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This article or section needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. See How to Edit for help, or this article's talk page. The book was first published on 26 June ,  by Bloomsbury in London, and was later made into a film of the same name. The book was released in the United States under the name Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , because the publishers were concerned that most American readers would not be familiar enough with the term " Philosopher's Stone ". However, this decision lead to criticism by the British public who felt it shouldn't be changed due to the fact it was an English book.
Archived from the original on 6 September He killed Harry's parents, and then he tried to kill Harry. Harry becomes very nervous. Retrieved 20 July CBS Interactive Inc.
When the book by J. Rowling hit shelves in the U. Rowling went on to write six Harry Potter sequels that became the basis of a film franchise consisting of eight movies, all of which retained their original titles. It took Rowling over five years to write the magical tale about the boy wizard. The buzz surrounding Harry Potter instantly took off after it hit the U.