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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Written by J. K. Rowling

Illustrated by Jim Kay

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters - including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before.  Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour.

Take a peak at Jim Kay's illustrations of Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley click here!  

Jim Kay said “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.”

A world of magical adventure awaits! Visit Bloomsbury's Harry Potter website for magical downloads, games, videos, and more Harry Potter fun!

***Also available Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published to huge acclaim in October 2015. Jim Kay’s artwork received plaudits from across the globe and J.K. Rowling herself said, ‘Seeing Jim Kay’s illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter’s world, and feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talents to it.’

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Synopsis

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and - of course - danger.

Jim Kay has been utterly absorbed by the task of illustrating the Harry Potter books. Every image was cross-referenced not only with the seven Harry Potter novels, but also Rowling’s other books about the Harry Potter world. For example, one spread in The Philosopher’s Stone shows the anatomy of a troll which uses information from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

When drawing Harry, he imagined a “Blitz kid, a scrappy, energetic character”, but Kay couldn’t quite pin him down until he spotted a boy on the Tube in London. “I asked his mum if I could draw him and gave her my card. I got half an hour of photographing him¬—but I couldn’t tell him he was going to be Harry Potter.”

Kay’s inspiration for Hermione came from his niece, who “just is Hermione, especially in the way she moves”, and he based his image of Dumbledore on an illustrator friend of his, although he has declined to reveal who that person is.

Kay said that as far as he knows, Harry Potter author J K Rowling has not requested any changes. “She is amazing, she just lets you reinvent things,” he said. “I got a letter from her saying how much she liked it and it was the nicest letter I’ve ever had. It took me six months to get up the courage to write back.”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Press Reviews

Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it J.K. Rowling Kay's illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a triumph - a book so alive it seems to jump, explode and slither out of your hands as you read Praise for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition, Telegraph

It is stunning ... with full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling's vision but revitalising the story for a new generation Praise for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition: Bookseller


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Book Information

ISBN: 9781408845660
Publication date: 3rd October 2017
Author: J. K. Rowling
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction

About J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 77 languages. Click here to see the new Harry Potter books site with illustrations by Jonny Duddle.

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