In the world of “Muggles” Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. In the world of wizards Harry is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he’s altogether different.
This is the first in the seven-book series following the adventures of Harry Potter.
England’s National Book Award, Smarties Prize, the Children’s Book Award