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Harry Potter And the SorcerersStone

Written by: J.K Rowling

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine books

Authors study for Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone

The author of the Harry Potter books is well known. She is JK Rowling. JK Rowling was born in July of 1965. She was born at Yate General Hospital in England. Her parents were both Londoners. Her father was in the royal navy. Her mother was a part of the woman equivalent rights. They met on a train in Scotland. As a child JK was interested in writing fantasy books that she would usually read to her younger sister, Dianne. JK wrote her first story when she was five. It was about a rabbit that got the measles. Then all of his animal friends visited him. The main animal that visited the rabbit was a bumblebee called Miss Bee. JK Rowling lived in Yate until she was nine. She then moved to a village called Tutshill. Tutshill is located near Chepstow, Wales. JK went to Exeter University in Paris. There she earned a French and classic degree. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked At Amnesty International over all other jobs.

JK started writing Harry Potter books during a train delay. Harry Potter was a fictional series about a kid and his journeys. JK Rowling won many awards and honors from these books including Order of the British empire, Prince of Asturias award for Concord , Author of the year, lifetime achievement award, Blue Peter Gold Badge, booksellers association author of the year, The Edinburgh award, and the James Joyce award. That is eight awards and honors! In 1992 JK Rowling got married (name of husband not included). Then in 1993 they had a girl named Jessica. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica moved back to England from Scotland. In 2001 JK married Dr. Neil Murray. They had 2 more kids named David and Mackenzie. David was born in 2003 and Mackenzie in 2005. Nowadays JK lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and that was my authors study.

She can be contacted by mail at: J.K. Rowling, c/o Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, NY, NY 10012

Interest Level and Reading Level: The book is for intermediate readers. Grades 4-7

The theme of the book is magic and how Harry uses it to his advantage. In the beginning of the book Harry’s life is miserable with his aunt, uncle, and their son Dudley. After Harry learns that he is a wizard his life becomes better. At Hogwarts (the wizarding school) he learns many spells and gets many friends and enemies. Harry solves his problems at Hogwarts, but he has to go home for the summer. Harry can’t use magic out of school, so he thinks of a devious plan for the summer. That was theme of the book and how it runs through it.


InHarry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone a 13 year old boy (Harry) lives with his hateful aunt, uncle, and their bully son, Dudley. After a wizard named Hagrid tells that Harry is a wizard, Harry heads off to Hogwarts. There he meets two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. They find out that their school is guarding the sorcerer’s stone, a stone of eternal life. So, they go to get it before it falls into the wrong hands of Voldemort, the evil wizard who killed Harry’s parents. Harry protects the stone but gets hurt in the act.


In this Harry Potter there are two problems. The first problem is that Harry’s aunt and uncle treat Harry like dust. Harry finally gets a break when Hagrid shows up and tells Harry he’s a wizard. The biggest problem is the sorcerer’s stone. First, they suspect a mean teacher named Snape to be the one about to steal the stone. When Harry finally gets to the stone he finds it to be professor Quirrell, but he is not alone, the evil Voldemort has possessed his body. So Quirrell had two faces. Harry fought to keep the stone away from Voldemort. Before Harry knew it, he was at the recovery room and before Voldemort could kill him, headmaster Albus Dumbledore showed up. Harry was thanked for his heroic actions and this is how Harry solved his problems.

Problem and Solution:

Setting and Point of View:

The main setting is at the castle. The gigantic castle is next to a lake, and the forbidden forest. The castle is where Harry goes to school. The house of Harry’s aunt and uncle is in a regular neighborhood near London. The point of view of the book bounces around from first-person to the third-person. It is mostly in the third-person point of view.

The first character is Harry Potter. Harry is a nice, caring kid, but when it comes to wizard school. He may fall behind.

The next character is Ron Weasley. Ron is Harry’s friend, he is a good kid who helps out, and is very good at chess. But he also falls behind at school.

The last kid character is Hermione Granger. Hermione is a very good student who hates to be bad, but can be bossy at times.

The next person is Hagrid. He is a large man who has a heart for animals. He is also very kind to Harry, but is not afraid to challenge Harry.

The last person is Albus Dumbledore who is the headmaster of the Wizarding School called Hogwarts. Albus is a generous man who likes to check up


Chapter 1: What did Harry Potter survive from?

Chapter 2: How did the snake know what Harry was saying?

Chapter 3: Where were the letters coming from?

Chapter 4: Where was Hogwarts?

Chapter 5: What was in the box?

Chapter 6: What were they going to do first at Hogwarts?

Chapter 7: Why did Harry forget that dream?

Chapter 8: Who broke into Grigotts (bank for wizards) and what did it have to do with the thing in the box?

Chapter 9: Why didn’t Malfoy show up for the duel?

Chapter 10: Was it Snape who let the troll in?

Chapter 11: Would Harry win the cup for Quidditch?

Chapter 12: What did the mirror really show?

Chapter 13: Will Quirrell stand up to Snape?

Chapter 14: What will be their punishment?

Chapter 15: Was it Voldemort killing the unicorns?

Chapter 16: Who was the person trying to get the Stone?

Chapter 17: What is going to happen over the summer?

Discussion Questions:

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If you liked this book you will like the rest in the series:

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire

  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

  • Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2

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