Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was based on the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Movie details for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The movie was released in 2001 and directed by Chris Columbus, who also directed Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets, Daniel Radcliffe, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Derek Deadman, Ian Hart, Ben Borowiecki, Verne Troyer, John Hurt, Richard Bremmer, Geraldine Somerville, Harry Taylor, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Chris Rankin and James Phelps.
Book details for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win major awards in England. So far it has won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, the U.K. version of the Newbery Medal. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Ages 8 to 13) --Karin Snelson