Harry Potter: Beautiful pictures from illustrated reprint of The Philosopher's Stone released

Take a look at Jim Kay's images from the upcoming version

Jim Kay's illustration of Hermione Granger in the new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone edition
Jim Kay's illustration of Hermione Granger in the new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone edition

The eternal appeal of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has lent the novel to an illustrated makeover from publishers Bloomsbury.

Illustrator Jim Kay has penned a number of images bringing the Boy Who Lived to life for another generation to enjoy JK Rowling’s wizarding world.

Bloomsbury has released some more illustrations from the reprint, which is due to be released next month.

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“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,” Kay said.

“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's illustration of Rubeus Hagrid in the new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone edition
Jim Kay's illustration of Draco Malfoy in the new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone edition

The new edition will be the first fully illustrated version of Rowling’s bestseller and is set to hit bookstores on 6 October.

The hardback will include a ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and artwork on every spread.

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