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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-Hufflepuff Ed Hardcover-By J.K. Rowling

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This is a Brand New and a High Quality Hardcover Book for the lovers of Harry Potter. Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw . Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content will include fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book will have sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.

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Product Description:

This is a Brand New and a High Quality Hardcover Book for the lovers of Harry Potter.

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw . Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content will include fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book will have sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.

Biography:

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year

As well as an OBE for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

Review:

I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry (Independent)

Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff (Mirror)

Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes (Guardian)

One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times (Sunday Telegraph)

The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood (TLS)

Book Description:

Exclusive Hufflepuff House Edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - a highly collectable must-have for all Harry Potter fans!

About the Author:

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Légion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Customer reviews:

1. I don't think I've ever opened a package so quickly! It's stunning, the details within are bewitching and I will have a lovely time sitting down and reading philosophers stone again in my hufflepuff uniform with my wand in hand, let the adventure begin again!!!

2. Very nicely presented. I'll get my only complaint out of the way first: The information in the "Famous Hufflepuff Alumni" and "Memorable Hufflepuff Students" sections is mainly a re-hash of character info that's easily gleaned from reading the books themselves.

That being said, there are plenty of positives:
The illustrations of Helga Hufflepuff and Pomona Sprout are beautiful, and pretty close to how I always imagined them (minus the patches on Sprout's hat);
The House Ghost illustrations on the back covers of all four versions are a really nice touch;
I love that each house version has the primary house colour sprayed on the page edges (visible when the book is closed).

My book did come with an annoying "20 years" stickers on the front cover, but I was able to remove it without too much difficulty. Some very delicately applied white spirit took care of the residue (plus a careful sponging to get rid of the white spirit itself). Due to the finish, it was harder to remove the wretched sticker from this paperback version than it was to remove it from the dust jacket of the corresponding hardback. I fervently wish for an end to this fad of putting crappy stickers on beautiful things!

Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase, and at the time of writing this review, it's quite the bargain. So, I'm glad I snapped it up.

(My four-star review applies to this specific edition btw. The novel itself gets five stars).

3. It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the initial release of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. As someone who has grown up reading about and adoring the world that J.K. Rowling has so intricately created over a span of nearly two decades, I have to admit that I have escaped to Hogwarts more than once to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their adventures and in their quest to defeat You-Know-Who.

This year, on Harry's birthday, I am planning to re-read the series from start to finish and upon inspecting my copy of Philosopher's Stone, I discovered that over the space of twenty years the binding had become battered and the pages were fragile. Well, it's a much loved book! As a proud Hufflepuff I decided to purchase the special 20th anniversary edition of the book and I cannot be more pleased with my purchase and here's why:

Firstly, the book itself is stunning. The artwork on the sleeve is beautiful and the fact that the edges of the pages are decorated in the Hufflepuff colours of black and yellow is a lovely touch. Looking at the book, you can tell that a lot of thought and effort has gone in to making the 20th anniversary collection something worth owning.

Upon opening the book, you are greeted by a table of contents. J.K. Rowling has provided exclusive information that was only available on Pottermore for readers about the house, including; an introduction to the house including character quotes and key characters in the history of the house, information about the founder of the house (Helga Hufflepuff, in my case), the house relic (Gryffindor's Sword, Hufflepuff's Cup, Ravenclaw's Diadem and Slytherin's Locket respectively), the house mascot or livery and the house ghost. After you have completed the first section of information about the house you are greeted by a Tolkien-esque sketch of the Hogwarts grounds. This fangirl's heart skipped a beat when she saw that!

Before I get on to the story itself, I would like to mention that at the back of the book there is further information about Hogwarts and the house you selected. There is information about the sorting ceremony, a quiz, a thorough description of the common room, information about the head of the house and famous alumni – in the case of Hufflepuff this includes Tonks and Newt Scamander.

The story of Philosopher's Stone appears to be exactly as I remember it with only aesthetic changes to things like notes and letters between characters – these now appear to be handwritten by the characters rather than the centralised/italicised style in my older copy of the book. There are also stars now embellishing the tops of title pages for chapters. Not a massive change to the actual book but enough to make me sit up and take notice.

So is it worth investing in a new copy of Philosopher's Stone? In my opinion, yes, especially if your original copy is as old and as beaten up as mine is. There is also a lot of information in there about the houses that I imagine many people won't know, especially about the major houses – Gryffindor and Slytherin. Plus it looks beautiful on a bookshelf, so why not pick it up? It's a perfect purchase for any Potterhead!

4. Fantastic anniversary special edition. I love that the book has been released in four versions for each of the four houses and that they are also in house colours. The extra information at the front with information about the founders of each house and other information. I love it! Bought all four versions!

5. i am so glad to get these new edition's of the harry potter books.. the cover is amazing for each book and the new bits in each book telling you about each houses are amazing too..

6. Any Harry Potter fan is sure to love these house themed copies! The book also comes with extra content such as famous people from your house and a Hogwarts quiz. Certain parts of the book have different fonts too which make this a little more jazzed up than the original copy. A must for any Potter fan wanting to display their house pride!

Additional Information

Product Size 20.5 x 3.2 x 13.8 cm
Author J.K. Rowling
Publisher Bloomsbury Childrens; 01 edition
Pages 368 pages
Binding Hardcover
1) Basic Points This is a 100% Brand New and High Quality Hardcover Book for Young Children's.
2) Basic Points This Hardcover is consist on 368-pages, which is filled with a lots of fun and exciting story of Harry Potter.
3) Basic Points The fans of Harry Potter will really love to read and play with this hardcover book.
4) Basic Point In this Hardcover Book the "Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw . Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global pheno

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