Do you miss Hogwarts? Do you miss travelling the Hogwarts express with Harry, Ron, Hermoine and the gang every year at September 1st?
Do you miss the excitement of knowing that the next instalment of Harry’s adventures during the school year? Do you miss Draco’s snarkiness, Snape’s snappy voice, Dumbledore’s twinkling blue eyes, Mcgonnagal’s wisdom, The Weasley Twin’s pranks??
Do you still go back to the Wizarding World, just to reminiscent about all the good times we have had together?
Then this news will make you DELIRIOUS!! 😀 😀 😀
Scholastic and Bloomsbury Publishing UK has decided to publish a fully illustrated Hardcover Edition of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the October 6th 2015
*Can we do the happy dance now??*
Yes, Yes, the name irritates me as well, but it’s a small inconvenience in the face of the fact WE ARE GETTING A FULLY ILLUSTRATED NOVEL OF THE HARRY POTTER SERIES!!
Published globally on October 6, 2015, the deluxe hardcover edition will be full color throughout and will include an elegant ribbon marker and illustrated endpapers. This will be the first time that a fully illustrated Harry Potter book has been published.
Here’s a sneak peak into the covers revealed during the press release. (Credit: Illustrations by Jim Kay © 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.)
The book is illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Jim Kay. His comments on the project: “To be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing, the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children’s literature, well let’s just say I’m extremely excited about it. The story is everything, and so I want to bring what I can to really show the depth of Rowling’s stories, to their best.”
Jim Kay is also the illustrator of the book ‘A Monster Calls’by Patrick Ness. Author Ness and illustrator Kay won the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal in 2012, the “year’s best” children’s literary awards by the British librarians (CILIP). A Monster Calls is the only book whose author and illustrator, whether two persons or one, have won both Medals.
Jim Kay did a wonderful job with this book, so I am definitely excited to see what magic he will create with the Harry Potter illustrated editions.
I have also left the best news for the last!!!
Because something even more exciting? Fully illustrated editions of each of the seven Harry Potter books will be published—one per year—starting in 2015!
WE ARE AGAIN GOING TO BE WAITING FOR HARRY POTTER BOOKS EVERY YEAR!!!
I am going to go and start saving my money.
Now where did my Piggy Bank run off to? *search intensifies*