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Harry Potter

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A boy wizard and the hero of a series of widely read fantasies by the British author J. K. Rowling. Eleven-year-old Harry, an orphan, discovers his magical powers, and the books chronicle his adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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The first book in the series was published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It was made into a film in 2001.

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