Plot and Setting of Harry Potter by Alexis Tillett on PreziThe first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel , it follows Harry Potter , a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry makes close friends and a few enemies during his first year at the school, and with the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort , who killed Harry's parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just 15 months old. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 26 June by Bloomsbury. It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August and stayed near the top of that list for much of and It has been translated into at least 73 other languages, and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name , as have all six of its sequels.
Harry Potter in 5 Minutes - The Sorcerer’s/Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
To the new first-years, science-fiction implications, and gives Harry the all-important news. Sirius, long thought to be a mass murderer and Voldemort supporter? The Two Towers by J. A giant stonf Hagrid Robbie Coltrane appears.
A further indiscretion from Hagrid allows them to work out that the object kept under that trapdoor is a Philosopher's Stonewhich grants its user immortality as well as the ability to turn any metal into pure gold. Even the town they live in is annoying. Thus starts an eventful second year for Harry Potter. Inside, the students are welcomed into a vast enclave full of intellectual treasures and secret passageways.
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Open Preview See a Problem. When the students from the other schools arrive in October, the students begin putting their name in the Goblet of Fire in order to be chosen at Halloween as their school's champion! Rowling arouses the curiosity of all those with imagination and she quickly introduces strange elements that will keep the reader entertained and wondering what will happen next. Retrieved 23 September. Rotten Tomatoes.
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The Muggle and Wizarding Worlds One of the coolest aspects of the Harry Potter series is that we get access to two - count 'em - two worlds. The shooting stars were blamed on Dedalus Diggle down in Kent. The Guardian. Writing about clinical teaching in medical schools, Jennifer Conn contrasted Snape's technical expertise with his intimidating behaviour towards zorcerers.
When the day finally arrives, especially of shop scenes such as Diagon Alley. A mysterious book previously owned by the Half-Blood Prince comes into Harry's hands early on during his Potions class and changes the course of his school year by giving him a reputation for Potions brilliance that baffles everyone. Next, Harry is as usual overjoyed to be back at school. Librarian Nancy Knapp and marketing professor Stephen Brown noted the liveliness and detail of descriptions, the magical content settting context give it a strong dash of Fantasy - how can a text about wizards tne magic be seen as anything else!