The book, which was Rowling's debut novel, was published on 26 June 1997 by Bloomsbury in London. In 1998, Scholastic Corporation published an edition for the United States market under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The novel won most of the British book awards that were judged by children, and other awards in the US. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999, and stayed near the top of that list for much of 1999 and 2000. It has been translated into several other languages and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name.
The plot is about a boy sleeper under a staircase in the house of his uncles. When still a baby, Harry had his home invaded by a terrible wizard responsible for the murder of his parents and is the only survivor. But Harry did not know that, and think it's just a normal kid who sometimes seems to do strange things happen. However, on the day of his 11th birthday, Harry receives an unexpected visit and discovers he's a wizard, just as his parents were, and who is invited to join the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts. Harry then goes to Hogwarts, where you will learn potions, spells and play Quidditch, and getting into venture that will teach you about life.
The film was directed by Cris Columbus,in 2001.The special effects are fantastic and are the best part because lead us to another world, the world of magic.
The cast is full of such a good actors:Daniel Radcliffe,Rupert Grint,Emma Watson,Robbie Coltrane,Richard Harris,Maggie Smit,Alan Rickman and Ian Hart.
I was glued to the screen from beginning to end,and I'm sure that you´ll like.