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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: All star!

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Read years ago, this magical book by J.K. Rowling keeps drifting back. Harry is a special boy. But he doesn’t think so. He is his cousin Dudley’s “punching bag” at a normal occurrence, and is barely recognised by his “Muggle” aunt and uncle. A couple of days before his eleventh birthday, strange things start happening. Owls are out in the daytime, and he keeps receiving the same letter, despite his Uncle Vernon’s best efforts. Driven beyond the point of madness, Uncle Vernon tries an escapade to a shack on a small rock outcrop a little ways out to sea. Woken in the middle of the night, Harry counts down to his birthday on Dudley’s watch. As it reached midnight, the shack’s door is kicked open with a deafening BANG! There stands a giant of a man, who introduced himself as Hagrid. He delivers and extraordinary message… “Harry, you are a wizard.” And so begins Harry’s new life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, accompanied by his friends Ron and Hermione. But Voldemort, the darkest wizard of the century, is on the move. Can Harry save the Stone before it’s too late?

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