Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal [NOOK Book]

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Harry Potter se ha quedado huérfano y vive en casa de sus abominables tíos y el insoportable primo Dudley. Se siente muy triste y solo, hasta que un buen día recibe una carta que cambiará su vida para siempre. En ella le comunican que ha sido aceptado como alumno en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia. A partir de ese momento, la suerte de Harry da un vuelco espectacular. En esa escuela tan especial aprenderá encantamientos, trucos fabulosos y tácticas de defensa contra las malas artes. Se convertirá en el campeón ...
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Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

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Overview

Harry Potter se ha quedado huérfano y vive en casa de sus abominables tíos y el insoportable primo Dudley. Se siente muy triste y solo, hasta que un buen día recibe una carta que cambiará su vida para siempre. En ella le comunican que ha sido aceptado como alumno en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia. A partir de ese momento, la suerte de Harry da un vuelco espectacular. En esa escuela tan especial aprenderá encantamientos, trucos fabulosos y tácticas de defensa contra las malas artes. Se convertirá en el campeón escolar de quidditch, una especie de fútbol aéreo que se juega montado sobre escobas, y hará un puñado de buenos amigos... aunque también algunos temibles enemigos. Pero, sobre todo, conocerá los secretos que le permitirán cumplir con su destino. Pues, aunque no lo parezca a primera vista, Harry no es un chico normal y corriente: es un verdadero mago!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781101100
  • Publisher: Pottermore Limited
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Harry Potter Series
  • Sold by: Pottermore Shop
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 581 KB

Meet the Author

J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
A phenomenon like Harry Potter does not come along very often. The young wizard and his eager companions Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have inspired countless children to delve into reading with a fervor rarely seen, and we have J. K. Rowling to thank for that! Rowling has created a fantastic world of wizards and muggles, ghosts and trolls, and good and evil that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults all over the world.

Biography

As the often told story goes, J. K. Rowling was on the brink of poverty, receiving welfare when her first Harry Potter book catapulted her into a stratosphere of stardom rarely enjoyed by any writer. While accounts of Rowling's destitution have been greatly exaggerated, her story is still something of a rags-to-riches tale not unlike that of her most famous creation.

Yes, Rowling did briefly receive government assistance after returning to her home country of England following a stint in Portugal, but that ended when she took a fairly well-paying teaching job. Rather than financial hardships, the period between a 1990 train ride from Manchester to London -- during which Rowling first conceived of a "scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard" -- and the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was marked by setbacks of a more personal nature. Her mother passed away. She divorced her first husband, leaving her to raise her daughter alone. The writing career she'd always desired was becoming less and less viable as her personal responsibilities mounted.

Then came Harry, the bespectacled boy wizard she'd first dreamed on that fateful train ride.

The success of the first Harry Potter novel (given the slightly less lofty title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), in which the orphaned, seemingly ordinary boy discovers that he is not only a possessor of incredible powers but already a celebrity among fellow wizards, was far beyond anything Joanne Kathleen Rowling ever dared imagine. International praise poured in. So did the awards. Rowling won England's National Book Award and the Smarties Prize for children's literature. The series spawned an equally successful and hotly anticipated series of films starring the young megastars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and featuring such venerable British actors as Maggie Smith, John Hurt, John Cleese, and Alan Rickman.

Rowling is responsible for introducing several new words and terms into the English lexicon, such as "muggle" (a civilian lacking in wizardly powers) and "Quidditch" (a fast-paced sport played while riding broomsticks). Perhaps most satisfying of all for the mother and teacher was the way she single-handedly ignited the literary pursuits of children all over the globe. Kids everywhere couldn't wait to get their hands on Harry's latest adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is no small feat, considering that the novels tend to be exceptionally lengthy for books aimed at such a young audience (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is just a few pages shy of a whopping 900 pages!). Rowling has said that she conceives of her novels as "real literature," despite the fact that they are written for young people. Perhaps a testament to the literary merit of her books is the fact that they are nearly as popular with teenagers, college kids, and adults as they are with the grammar-school set.

With the massive popularity of her Harry Potter novels, Rowling has achieved similar fame and fortune -- for better and for worse. According to an article in a 2004 edition of Forbes magazine, Rowling's wealth was estimated at 576 million English pounds. In U.S. currency, that made her the very first billionaire author. The downside of that success is the unwanted attention she receives from Britain's notoriously relentless paparazzi. As Rowling lamented to Jeremy Paxton of the BBC, "You know, I didn't think they'd rake through my bins, I didn't expect to be photographed on the beach through long lenses." Rowling has also come under fire from Christian groups who object to her depiction of wizardry and witchcraft and certain critics who contest the "literary merit" of her work. Of course, one must always keep in mind that no one ever achieves Rowling's level of celebrity without having to listen to the griping of naysayers, none of which has impeded her continued success seriously.

Although Rowling could surely sell countless copies of Harry Potter books for as long as she is able to put pen to paper (and she does write much of her work in longhand), she initially conceived of the series in seven installments and has, of course, realized that plan with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. "There will be no Harry Potter's midlife crisis or Harry Potter as an old wizard," she once told the Sunday Telegraph. As for what life after Harry Potter might entail for Rowling, she has suggested quite a number of possibilities, including ideas for adult novels and possible tie-ins to the Hogwarts universe involving periphery characters. Whatever Rowling chooses to do, she has forever guaranteed herself a place alongside Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and L. Frank Baum as one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

Good To Know

Rowling's parents met on a train, coincidentally from King's Cross station to Scotland. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Rowling was 15, her mother died in the early 1990s. Rowling has a sister, Di, two years younger than she, who is an attorney.

Rowling's publisher requested that she use initials on Harry Potter covers, concerned that if they used an obviously female name, the target audience of young boys might be hesitant to buy them. Rowling adopted her grandmother's middle name, Kathleen, for the "K".

Rowling made a special guest appearance as herself on the hit cartoon show, The Simpsons.

With great success often comes great controversy. Rowling's Harry Potter books landed on a list of banned books because of their depiction of wizardry and witchcraft. However, Rowling regards her place on the list as a feather in her cap, as past lists have included works by such literary giants as Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, J. D. Salinger, and Harper Lee.

Rowling ran into a bit of potential trouble in the wake of stepped-up airline restrictions. While traveling home from New York, she refused to part ways with the manuscript of her still in-the-works final installment of the Harry Potter series during bag inspections. Fortunately, she was allowed onboard without further incident.

In 2001, two Harry Potter tie-in books were published: Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. For those wondering who the mysterious Misters Whisp and Scamander are, well, they are actually both J. K. Rowling. The author donated all proceeds of her pseudonymous books to the charity Comic Relief.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Joanne Kathleen Rowling (full name), "Jo"
    2. Hometown:
      Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 31, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
    1. Education:
      Exeter University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    Un Libro Encantador

    Yo estoy muy encantada con este libro. La historia de Harry te capta desde el momento que empiezas a leer. Yo le recomiendo este libro a todos que quieren regresar a su infancia.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    me encanta Harry Potter!

    Compre este libro para practicar mi espanol. aunque hablo ingles primero, Harry Potter es el libro perfecto para practicar una lengua segunda. Es suficiente sencillo para comprender bien pero tambien tiene bastantes palabras nuevas para aprender mas. lo recomiendo!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    i love these books, theses books inpired me to read, without the

    i love these books, theses books inpired me to read, without them i would still be reading below my grade level, now because of these books my parents probelm isnt that i dont read enough is that i read to much, hahah i love these books and will pass them down to my kids when i have them, you changed my life jk rowling and you made me want to do the same

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    Take A Trip To Hogwarts with Harry Potter!

    I did not know how to like Harry Potter when everybody said they loved it. I thought 'What a kiddish book, why is everyone wasting their time reading it?' Then a day comes when my uncle gave the book to me to read it. I thought he made a mistake by giving it to me because I'm not gonna read it anyway. On an ordinary Friday, I had nothing to do and I was bored, I decided to read just to keep me busy. Amazingly, it turned out that I couldn't put down the book! I didn't want to be disturbed or called down for dinner. I just wanted to keep on reading and reading. A lot of interesting and exciting things happen one after another. I HIGHLY RECOMMAND YOU READ IT PLEASE! Especially those of you who have the same opinion that I had a week ago.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2015

    Cuánto me gustaría que vendieran la colección completa en caja e

    Cuánto me gustaría que vendieran la colección completa en caja en español y hardcover...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Love listening to this story

    I am a high school spanish teacher and I love listening to this audio book. My only wish is that more of the Harry Potter books would come out in Spanish on audio CD's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    great

    This book is the best I have ever read. JK Rowling should make alot moire books more. Anyone who could think up a plot like this is reallly smaret an talented.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2001

    The Greatest Book

    This book gets people to dream about themselves and it helps people to have creative minds too. The books interest you to read the next books and the next. I didn't think I would like this book but I became a fan of Harry Potter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2001

    An Outstanding Novel

    My daughter, Jennie, loves this wonderfully magical novel. She's almost 10 years old. I'm thinking about when I should read this to my 26-month-old. It's magical, mysterious, suspensful, and to tie this up, hilarious. J.K. Rowling wonderfully created this with a nice dose of her OWN 'magic.' Jennie also has a Harry Potter bookbag and lunchbox. Can't WAIT TILL the movie and book V come out. We're waiting.....waiting........waiting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT BBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKK

    One of the best books ever written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2001

    An Excellent Book!

    A fabulos book I recommend you read it right away! The whole Harry Potter series are excellent, just like this one: the 1st book With all the magic, Ron, Harry, Hermione and Draco Malfoy take classes at Hogwarts. And Harry saves the evil one: Lord Voldermont from getting the Philosopher's Stone. Like I said before an excellent book I recommend it for ages 8-adult. Please, read it soon, you WON'T be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    When magic is real

    The magic becomes real, when in a world full of violence and sorrow, our minds can find the retreat af a dreamlike tour, that makes you hope for better things expecting us ahead and open our eyes to a beautiful world behind reality. It was a long time literature was expecting for the real magic again, to open up the doors of a whole world of fantastic adventures that take Peter Pan by the hand, to ride along with a world of magicians waiting to be rediscovered as children. God granted us a gift to create beautiful and dream like worlds and Ms Rowling is a sensitive soul touched by this gift. There is a saying 'Blessed be the one who never loose his inner child'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2000

    Comparable a las Mil y Una Noches

    Excelente libro. Yo ya soy un adulto y compre el libro para mi hijos Francisco y Sebastian. Termine leyendolo yo por toda la publicidad que escuche sobre el, y estoy encantado. Hacia tiempo no leia algo que realmente me ayudara a distraerme tanto. Me recuerda a la sensacion que tuve cuando tuve en mis manos a Las Mil y Una Noches. Este es un excelente libro para compartirlo con los hijos. Estoy ansioso terminarlo para poner mis manos en el proximo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    Magnifico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Si esta listo/a para regresar a tu juventud e inclinado/a creer que todo es posible, lee esta serie de libros. Son fascinantes. La Sra. Rowling, autora de gran calidad (Segun yo), sabe ser una adulta pero tambien una niña. Te aseguro que grande y peqeuño disfrutara de esta historia magica. COMPRALO YA, QUE ESPERAS????? ENTRA AL MUNDO DE AVENTURA DEL CUAL APRENDES COSAS DE LA VIDA REAL. CIAO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    The Best nBook Ever.

    All of your Harry Potter books were so amazing I still cant get them out of my head. I know grandparents who love these books,this is the best book I have read in all of my life.Please keep writing these wonderful books. Is there a movie coming out in June ? Please write back.

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