Grades 4 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 6
Lexile® Measure: 880L
Guided Reading: V
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Emotional Abuse
- Action and Adventure Heroes
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Determination and Perseverance
- Extended Families
- Magic and Supernatural
- Friends and Friendship
- School Life
About This Book
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.
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.
For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.