Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
It's Harry Potter... a.k.a. the gold standard by which children's literature will be measured for years... need I say more? The classic battle between good and evil, a beautifully constructed magical world, and intricate backstory all set in a perfectly appropriate eleven-year-old's version of the world with school, teachers, friends, sports (Quidditch!) and rivalries with bullies.
A perfect start to a wonderful adventure! Young readers will happily tumble into the wizarding world as they discover magic alongside Harry. While the plot elements and themes of the series do grow darker and more complex as the books continue, this first book is perfect for elementary school and early middle school readers.