Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive.
Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.
Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter magic!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone celebrates its 25th anniversary on 26th June.
Since 1997, the adventures of Harry Potter have enchanted children across the world.
Only 500 copies of the first edition were published but the book became so popular, the series ended up selling over 500 million books worldwide in over 80 languages!
It inspired the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, a spellbinding theatre production and so much more.
Join Bex and Dan on a Book Worms Harry Potter special where they will be chatting all about what Harry Potter means to them, taking a trip to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters and will be chatting to Thomas Taylor, the illustrator of the original iconic Harry Potter book jacket!
Celebrate the legendary story of the Boy Who Lived… get ready for the magical journey of a lifetime.
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