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The Harry Potter Collection (Harry Potter #1-4)

4.63 of 5 stars 4.63  ·  rating details  ·  35,580 ratings  ·  228 reviews
The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books, we guarantee you'll want the next...and the next...and the next -- so why not have them all, right at your fingertips? With the Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set ( ...more
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Published November 1st 1999 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published January 1st 1999)
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This was not a series of books for me. This was (and although I rarely admit it, is) my life. I read the series every year - always aiming to finish it on July 31st: Harry's birthday. I used to (and still would if I could) pretend to be Harry, or Hermione in reception! I told all my friends to read them (just as my sister had when she was younger and the first books had only just come out) - always persisting that these books were nothing short of revolutionary (considering I was in primary scho ...more
Feb 12, 2013 Traveller marked it as temporarily-stalled  ·  review of another edition
I'd much rather attempt "Arry P'otter, than, um... - well, see, i can check the English version after every sentence/paragraph..

I tried a kid's book, but without pictures, i don't get far- looking up the words becomes tiresome, so this is perhaps a way to go. :P
I don't care to admit how many times I've read this series, because it's a little indecent. Let's just say I'm a fan, okay? Having grown up reading C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was primed for another installment of a young, unlikely hero marked by fate to battle the forces of evil, getting by with a little help from his friends. Unlike some Tolkien/Lewis buffs, I am not offended by Rowling's similarities to their works, because archet ...more
My nephews and nieces gave me this set, and I've so much enjoyed reading them. This family got me hooked onto Harry. I'd be at their House, and they'd have Harry games, Harry this and Harry that. I could tell I better get caught up quick, so I read the first four books quite quickly, then I felt I was caught up with my family. As the movies started coming out, I'd read all the book up to and including the movie book each time, so I've read or listened to them all at least 3 or more times each, u ...more
This series is an integral part of my childhood. It taught me to dream, imagine, create- and all other things that are essential to life. I remember my grade school and how I and my classmates would imagine that we are in Hogwarts. It was that good. It inspired young children and even adults to believe and imagine. All great things come to an end but the epic that is Harry Potter will continue to live on. Someday when I'll have a family of my own, I'll encourage my children to read Harry Potter. ...more
Annisa Hartoto
I still remembered that day, years ago, when I stumbled upon the first book. I thought, why on earth that a book about young wizard sitting on the popular bookshelves. I took one home out of curiosity and from then on, I am enchanted.

I also still remembered the scent of the last book of the series, so bittersweet, because after that turn of the last page, there will be no more stories about friendship, love, sacrifice and moreover, courage.
Of all these books, the first was my favorite. The series gets very dark--extremely thought provoking which I absolutely loved. And yet, nothing is like the whimsy and falling in love-ness I associate with the introduction we get to Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron. Thoroughly delightful--all of my children have also enjoyed these well-written imaginative stories.
My favorite books ever!!! I'm crazy about HP, reading every detail to detail. Each summer or winter break, I cannot help myself, and I must read through the whole series once.
I started out reading these to my daughter and I was hooked! Love them! Truly magical in every way.
Lynn Palin lutz
Will read again
The series of Harry Potter include 7 books: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone; Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I loved reading all of these books, and my favorite book was the Order of the Phoenix. It is when Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley are preparing ...more
This was a very good book. After the first time reading the first book, I doubted Rowling could do any better. How wrong I was. This book is just as good as the first, filled with humor, action, and friendship. I now know why it has been such a good series. This book is about Harry Potter, who is attending his second year at Hogwarts. He faces many challenges there and at his Uncle's house. He also receives a warning from a mysterious creature that he is in danger-and Lord Voldemort will return.
Mary Kimball
Books 1 and 2 read more as very young adult fiction, but Rowling really opens into a deeper world with books 3 and 4. 4 is one of my favorites as it gets out of the bubble of Hogwarts and reveals more of the magical world in which Harry Potter resides.

It surprises me how many of my high school students have not read any of the HP books, let alone the entire series. This is due in big part to the films, but still, the books have so much more in them and so much more to offer the reader.

Harry Po
If you're a fan of Dianna Wynne Jones, you may find the first book enjoyable but bordering on pastiche. It's very similar to the Chrestomanci world. That said, it's a fun read and leads you into a world that DWJ fans would find familiar and interesting. The second book, Chamber of Secrets, is a bit more of the same, also enjoyable. I would give both these books maybe 3 1/2 stars. It's not until you read Prisoner of Azkaban that Harry Potter really comes into its own. This is where the world star ...more
The first book I read from the Harry Potter series was the third one, Prisoner of Azkaban; it remained my favourite until the later books were published. The series is fantastic, as the world wide fandom can testify. The sotries are moving and magical, and although the content of Harry's story is quite dark - an orphaned boy who has an abusive childhood only to discover at the age of 11 that he is a wizard and famous in the undergroud wizarding world and that his parents were murdered by the mos ...more
I found this collection of books delightful, not just in composition but is they way the text seems to emulsify each theme and character, to the degree that even the most elementary of readers could enjoy every single quirk that Rowling puts into her charters. i fully enjoyed reading the whole collection, and i look forward to doing so again.
Khairul H.
Hey, I read Harry Potter before he was famous. I don't know why I said that...just being annoyingly pretentious I guess. I'm weird like that.

Anyway, it was a warm summer's day in 2000 when I picked up this boxset of the first four books of the HP series. Even though I wasn't the target audience for these books I nevertheless found it good enough to invest the time to read them all.

Now that the series has ended I can ask myself what was so great about the Potter books? They certainly aren't the
Duygu Demiray
Harry potter and his fantastic life are very special for me.whenever I see Harry Potter , I'm so excited.After these books took place in my life, I started to compare people in my real life with characters in Harry Potter.For example,my math professor is very similar to Albus Dumbledore:))
Holly Raven
Dec 03, 2014 Holly Raven rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone almost every age
Personally i love all the Harry Potter books and also have them on audio which is great to listen to over and over. i started reading the books to my son when he was very young needles to say he got to grow up with Harry Potter.
Jan 22, 2014 Ninfa added it
They were amazing books absolutely loved them. The mystery was great, it was at times very difficult to have predicted who was really behind all of the action and the bad things although their was always going to be Voldemort but other than that within its a lot harder. Love the characters and I wish there were more than just 7 books should have just done 10.
Anthony Alessi
Harry Potter is, at this point, an Iconic kids book. I am still up in the air at this point wether to book is good enough for 'everyone' to read wether you like fantasy or not, so I am going to give it 4 stars, but it is close. Rowlings captures the wonder of magic, and being thrown into the center of that world at a young age as she wisks the reader along for the journey that harry takes from starting school to leaving school. The thing I found most interesting was that with each book, the stor ...more
Apr 21, 2015 Chloe added it
I really liked the books as each book gets more intresting day by day and it gets harder day by day to get up from the couch
Annabelle Harris
I credit this series with getting me back in to reading after a 5 year break that seems to occur between the ages of 9 and 14.
One of a tale mixes fiction and fantasy and life I like this book
a lot but to me the more funny and good ones where #1-4
Larissa Craig
I read this series every year without fail. If you don't like Harry Potter we can't be friends
Geoff Glover
The Harry Potter series' popularity has always intrigued me. I thought that Rowling creates a fantastic universe, fully fleshed out and in a certain way, down to earth. However, I found that her writing style was actually extremely off putting, sometimes being too simplistic. I suppose that that caters to her audience however.
Rebecca Mullins
The Harry Potter Collection is good for children reading on an advanced level (4th or 5th grade). The books start out innocently enough, and get darker and darker as Harry gets older. So, you should expect the child to read one book a year based on J.K. Rowling's sequencing. It's about a boy whose parents were killed and he was left behind to live with his aunt and uncle. Harry discovers that he has powers and ends up going to a magic school. Throughout his life he tries to find out how to kill ...more
I'm reading the first book right now. And I love it! I'm going to start and possibly finish the whole series this summer. I love J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books because they give excitement to her readers and I'm pretty sure at the end they leave the readers thinking what happens next. Even though I'm not at the end yet I'm pretty sure that it WILL leave me thinking what happens next so I can read the other 6 books. I can't wait to read the next book Harry Potter and the chamber os Secrets bec ...more
I absolutely love Harry Potter, read this book!!! #Potterhead4Lyfe!
Rebecca The Great
This was the best series ever i totally love the harry potter books
by the way i just finished Harry Potter and the deathly hallows so intense not tobe mean or anything GINNY WEALSLY thats as bad as marrying Nagini
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch
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Other Books in the Series

Harry Potter (7 books)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

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