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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Yesterday I finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This time, I read the illustrated version. Santa has been bringing these versions to the boys the last few years.

Harry Potter is one of those series that people either love or hate. People have either read all the books or none of them. This is a series that crosses age and interest levels. It is an easy read since it is written on a young adult level.

The illustrated version is fantastic. I loved the details of the illustrations. It was enough to help you visualize the story pieces, but not so much that it would interfere with you creating your own images in your brain.

These photos do not do the book justice, but it does give you a glimpse into it. Yes, I know this version is expensive, but if you are a Harry Potter fan, or know one…. it is so worth it!

I started re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets today, this time the illustrated version. I will again just read this book in the afternoons when the boys are doing their homework. It is a nice break at that time of the day and if I have to stop it isn’t a big deal as I’ve already read the whole series.



12 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    1. I too read them as they came out. I started just before the 3rd book came out. I re-read the first book with each of my sons when they were ready to start reading them. Then when Colby finished each book we watched the movie. I thought the movies were probably as good as they could do, but it still doesn’t do the books justice.

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          1. Hmmm I’ve seen those versions but haven’t investigated them at all. I’ve read the first book 8 times, the second 7 times, etc- I don’t think I need to reread them at all😂

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          2. I haven’t re-read them that many times. I’m more of a one and done person (well except the pictures books I have re-read 100s of times over the years of teaching of course. We have 3 of the illustrated versions, I think the 4th is out now too, but we don’t have that one yet. I guess Santa, felt they would make great gifts for my Harry Potter obsessed son(s)

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          3. I don’t normally reread books that much either but every summer I felt like I needed a refresher before reading the newest one.
            I think Santa has found an awesome gift!!

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  1. I have never read this series but my kids and I were just talking about it the other day and commenting that we should give it a try. I especially like the picture version since I’m a huge fan of picture books. I didn’t even know it existed, Thanks for sharing!

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    1. it is such a great series. I will say that the first book starts out a bit slow… keep reading once you start meeting the magical characters the starts moving so much faster. it makes a great read aloud. I started it that way with both my sons but then let them go forward on their own since they were both ready to read it independently, but you could easily do it as a full read aloud series

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