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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J. K. Rowling
published: 1998 Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine books, USA
illustrations by Mary GrandPre, 1998
 
  • This is the United States version of the first book, published in the U.K. as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The title was changed because Scholastic thought that a child wouldn't buy a book with the word "philosopher" in the title
  • Scholastic bought the rights to publish the book in the United States in 1997 for about $100,000 (source: New York Times, 12-31-01)
  • Scholastic has sold more than 55 million copies of the first four books (source: New York Times, 12-31-01)

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original page date 9/1/2001
last page update 2-April-2006 PI (was 1/1/2002)