Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
In another corner of the world, there is a mysterious magical kingdom full of wizards. Casting spells and sending owls to deliver letters are just the basics. They also ride broomsticks as a means of transportation, talk to the people in the portraits, live next to all kinds of magical creatures, and even have a complete school for cultivating wizards.
Eleven-year-old Harry Potter was regarded as a freak by his uncle's family who adopted him since he was a child, and he often had to fill the house to avoid being chased by his cousin Dudley. Although he couldn't explain all the strange phenomena that happened around him, he always thought he was just an ordinary boy.
Until the letter fell on the floor mat at No. 4 Waterwax Street, the address was written in green ink on the light yellow parchment envelope, and it was sealed with a purple wax seal. Before Harry could figure out what it was, it was immediately confiscated by the terrifying aunt and uncle.
But the sender didn't stop there, and sent ten, twenty, or hundreds of letters one after another. Finally, Hagrid, a giant with thick black hair and a messy beard, appeared in front of Harry, handed him the letter directly, and brought the shocking news: "Harry Potter is a wizard, in Hogwarts. There is a place for the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Harry accepted the letter with trembling hands, unbeknownst to him at this moment, that he was about to embark on the most incredible adventure in the entire wizarding world!
J.K. Rowling is best-known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. The companion books and original series are all available as audiobooks. In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry’s story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London, followed by the USA and Australia. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Inspired by the original companion volume, it was the first in a series of new adventures featuring wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander. The second, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in 2018. Both the screenplays, as well as the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are also available as books. Fans of Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter can find out more at www.wizardingworld.com.