culture The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  

Lisa Waugh
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It’s time to rank all of the Harry Potter chapter art from J.K. Rowling’s debut book that took the world by storm. We’ve gathered all the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone chapter art in one place so you can vote for the best sketch by Mary Grandpré. Which will it be? Firenze? Quirrell and his horrible second face? Fluffy? Norbert? The Sorting Hat? Quidditch? Or the art that represents your favorite places such and Diagon Alley? 

Each chapter sketch brings a flood of nostalgia as you remember the time you picked up the books, met Harry, and entered his world. But which do you think is the best chapter art from Harry Potter? Colloportus! Keep the Muggles at bay while you vote up the best of the best.

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Chapter 1 - The Boy Who Lived


Chapter 1 - The Boy Who Lived is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

We meet the awful Dursleys. Baby Harry gets dropped off by Hagrid. Little does he know he’s being celebrated after surviving the attack that killed his parents. 

"To Harry Potter - The Boy Who Lived!"

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Chapter 4 - The Keeper of the Keys


Chapter 4 - The Keeper of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Hagrid shows up at the hut and explains to Harry who he really is. Also, Happy Birthday, Harry!

"Harry – yer a wizard."

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Chapter 14 - Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback


Chapter 14 - Norbert the Norwe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Hagrid’s bundle of joy is a huge dragon’s egg. After Norbert is hatched, he’s sent away so Malfoy won’t do anything terrible. Good news, he’s sent to live with Charlie. 

"But it's against our laws, ... Dragon breeding was outlawed by the Warlocks' Convention of 1709, everyone knows that.” —Ron 

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Chapter 3 - The Letter from No One


Chapter 3 - The Letter from No... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Harry is a prisoner in the Dursley home and is locked in his cupboard under the stairs because Uncle Vernon blames Harry for an escaped boa constrictor. Harry gets a letter and the Dursleys refuse to let him have it. But communication from Hogwarts WILL reach its destination... as the Dursleys found out. 

Dudley: "Dad! Look, Harry's got a letter!"

Uncle Vernon: "What? Who'd be writing to you?"

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Chapter 12 - The Mirror of Erised


Chapter 12 - The Mirror of Eri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Ron and Harry spend Christmas at Hogwarts. Harry discovers the mirror and sees his parents. Everyone who doesn’t cry while reading this chapter is dead inside. 

"The Potters smiled and waved at Harry and he stared hungrily back at them, his hands pressed flat against the glass as though he was hoping to fall right through it and reach them. He had a powerful kind of ache inside him, half joy, half terrible sadness." —Harry 

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Chapter 15 - The Forbidden Forest


Chapter 15 - The Forbidden For... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Harry and the gang learn about unicorn blood and that Voldemort was drinking from one he killed in the forest. He’s trying to stay alive until he can get the Elixir of Life. 

"Good luck, Harry Potter...The planets have been read wrongly before now, even by centaurs. I hope this is one of those times." —Firenze

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Chapter 5 - Diagon Alley


Chapter 5 - Diagon Alley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

Harry goes shopping for for Hogwarts supplies and we travel to Diagon Alley for the first time. 

"Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping."

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Chapter 16 - Through the Trapdoor


Chapter 16 - Through the Trapd... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chapter Page Art from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Photo:  Scholastic

The door leads to mysterious chambers and onto a discovery of transportation potions. Maybe there is a way to get to the Stone after all.

"I don't know how you found out about the Stone, but rest assured, no one can possibly steal it, it's too well protected." —Professor McGonagall