Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

24490481Goodreads Synopsis:    The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

For the first time, J. K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Rowling herself selected artist Jim Kay, whose over one hundred illustrations make this deluxe format as perfect a gift for the child being introduced to the series as for the dedicated fan.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley--a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry--and anyone who reads about him---will find unforgettable.

My Thoughts:

-    This was AWESOME!!

-    The illustrations were SO beautiful, and I love how each page had something new to admire.

-    It was fun re-visiting Hogwarts again. I haven't read these for a while. The first time I met Harry and gang was in middle school. 

-    I loved reading this with Gnome. It was SO much fun sharing one of my childhood favorites with her. 

-    The illustrated book isn't translated! I loved reading all the fun Britishness!

-    I believe the Harry Potter books are timeless. I think generations are going to discover this magical land and fall in love. 

-    What makes this book so much fun? You get to meet great characters. You get to discover a new magical world. I think every kid wishes they were Harry in this first book. What could be better than a lonely unappreciated boy discovering he is a wizard?

-    I have to mention the illustrations again! SO AMAZING!!! They really make this book extra extra special.

-    I'm excited for the illustrated Chamber of Secrets to come out!

Gnome's Thoughts:

-    This book was funny because there was purple fire and fluffy.

-    My favorite part was when they fought the troll and Harry's wand went up the trolls nose. Bogies!

-    I liked the detailed pictures.

-    I didn't like that unicorns got killed.

-    I liked when they went down the trap door. 


  1. I'm glad that Gnome enjoyed the book. And, yay for the Britishisms! That's why I love my British versions. :D I want to get this one at some point, plus a few other versions of the books, lol.

  2. Awesome! I want to read this with my kids someday too. I love that they're doing illustrated versions!

  3. I’m so glad you and your daughter enjoyed it. I read it last year and thought the artwork was amazing.