Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Book 1, The Harry Potter Series - Enhanced Edition
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This enhanced edition includes the full original text—plus charming illustrations, animations and interactions that bring key moments in the story to life. You’ll also find annotations written by J.K. Rowling to give you interesting insights into the world of Harry Potter. Update to iOS 9 to get the full, enriched experience.
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Could Be Better
The illustrations are very nice and some are animated but there is no sound. There are only a few annotations and they are short. This is disappointing given the amount of extra material that was written for Pottermore. I think these enhanced eBooks should be more enhanced than they are. This is Harry Potter after all.
For all the frills, still missing some basics
I was excited to own this version, but when I downloaded the sample, I reconsidered. Left-flushed pages look terrible (give us the option for justified!), and the forced black-text-on-blinding-white-background is ridiculous. The great thing about ebooks is how flexible the text can be, but here, all we’re allowed to do is change the text size. I suppose I’ll hold off for now and wait for at least the color issue to be resolved; all of my other ebooks are in night mode, and I just can’t read this text as it is.
Some iBook features disabled...
This may be a small point, but it should be noted that there are some iBook features disabled in these ebooks. Things like font selection, page color, and page turning options don't exist. In fact, it almost feels like I'm reading these books on a Kindle. Obviously, the books themselves are excellent. And I'm glad to have them in my iBook library. But I don't understand why certain features were disabled.
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- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Oct 08, 2015
- Publisher: Pottermore
- Seller: Pottermore Limited
- Print Length: 309 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Harry Potter Series
- Version: 1.1.1