Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone cover

In 2001, J.K. Rowling (under the pseudonym Newt Scamander) wrote a book called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This November, the movie Fantastic Beasts opens—the first of a planned trilogy.  

If you have missed out on all the Harry Potter hoopla, let’s go all the way back to the beginning—1998, to be exact—when Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States.  

We first meet Harry as an 11-year-old orphan who is sent to a very special school for very special students. Hogwart’s is a school for wizards, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is just one of the textbooks the students must read and learn from.  Harry’s magical exploits continue through a total of seven books!

This review was published in Sightlines, CRRL's Assistive Services newsletter.