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Harry Potter people... help me out here. The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
5th May '13

My 7 year old found a whole set of HP books at a yard sale the other day, bought and brought them home.



In the set is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, along with HP and the Sorcerer's Stone.



And they read exactly the same. So is this just a different version or different cover of the first book?
Google is way too slow (not loading) for my liking today, so asking BG it is. :lol:

michaela (: Louisiana 191 posts
5th May '13

I believe the "Philosopher's Stone" was the one published in England but I'm not positive.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
5th May '13

Different titles depending on whether its the British or American addition. Same book :) Also some early releases of the American editions are also called Philosopher's Stone.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th May '13

id keep ahold of it. it may be worth something some day since its the original title

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Severus Snape:" Different titles depending on whether its the British or American addition. Same book :) Also some early releases of the American editions are also called Philosopher's Stone. "


Ahh, gotcha.
Thanks for the info. We've had most of the books come in and out of our house... but I literally stole it from him for a second when he was reading it, completely mind boggled because I never saw it before.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
5th May '13
Quoting The ℰffin' D!
katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
5th May '13
Quoting michaela (::" I believe the "Philosopher's Stone" was the one published in England but I'm not positive."

:!: true. When I was in England in 04, I bought the Philosopher's Stone version. It's very similar to the Sorcerer's Stone, the wording is different too

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Severus Snape:" No problem. HP info is what I do lol."


i pt'ed you bc you have a sexy avi do you mind?

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
5th May '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" id keep ahold of it. it may be worth something some day since its the original title"

I'll have to keep this in mind too :)

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46498 posts
status 5th May '13

They just "Americanized" it. It's the same book.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
5th May '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" i pt'ed you bc you have a sexy avi do you mind?"


No problem! :D Snape is the best.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Severus Snape:" No problem! :D Snape is the best."


id love a 3 way with him and lucious malfoy. meeeeeooooow

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
5th May '13
Quoting katxo[23wks]:" :!: true. When I was in England in 04, I bought the Philosopher's Stone version. It's very similar to the Sorcerer's Stone, the wording is different too "


This is also true. If it is a british copy, it may have some british slang words and different spellings thrown in. An american copy would be "Americanized" lol

Mama Who? 129 kids; Alabama 299 posts
5th May '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" id love a 3 way with him and lucious malfoy. meeeeeooooow"


Hehe. I giggled at that. Glad I am not the only one. :D

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
5th May '13

Thanks everyone. I'm keeping it anyways because it's one of the few that we found that's in really good condition.