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Sign in. Alex Borstein , RuPaul , and other stars at the Emmys answer our fans' burning questions. Watch now. Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed. It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
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. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility , befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon.
The 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. Most reviews were very favourable, commenting on Rowling's imagination, humour, simple, direct style and clever plot construction, although a few complained that the final chapters seemed rushed.
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Rowling 's novel of the same name. The film is the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series and was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. Its story follows Harry Potter 's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. Warner Bros. Production began in the United Kingdom in , with Chris Columbus being chosen to create the film from a short list of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner. Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British and Irish, and the film was shot at Leavesden Film Studios and historic buildings around the United Kingdom. The highest-grossing film of , it is the forty-first highest-grossing of all-time 2nd at the time of its release; behind Titanic and the second most successful instalment of the Harry Potter series behind Deathly Hallows — Part 2.