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Bloomsbury Releases Cover for Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition
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Bloomsbury has sent over the cover for the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Once again Jim Kay does beautiful artwork showcasing the Knight Bus. Pottermore have also posted a few additional illustrations that you can see in the gallery. The book will be published in hardback on 3rd October 2017 (£30)and a Deluxe edition will also available (£150).

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Bloomsbury Publishing is excited to reveal the cover of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition written by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay.

Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows the iconic triple-decker Knight Bus that whisks Harry off to Diagon Alley at the beginning of the book.

Published globally on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 the hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and over 115 colour images. The illustrated edition will be published in more than 21 languages around the world. All will be using Jim Kay’s artwork and will join together to bring this beautiful edition to life.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published to huge acclaim in October 2015. Sales of the book exceeded 100,000 copies through UK TCM within the first six months of publication and the book was shortlisted for The Bookseller Children’s Book of the Year. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition followed in October 2016 and hit the No.1 position in the official UK Children’s TCM Chart. Jim Kay’s inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling’s classic series has captured a devoted following with over one million copies sold worldwide.

Pottermore, the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, will exclusively reveal extra artwork from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition at 12:00pm on Tuesday 7th March 2016. Visit Pottermore.com to see more of Jim Kay’s beautiful art.

The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 79 languages. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was voted the nation’s favourite children’s book in a 2013 poll by reading charity Booktrust and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017.

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Jim Kay on illustrating Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Bloomsbury has released a new video interview with illustrator Jim Kay where he discusses his process for drawing scenes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the Illustrated Edition, out today in the United States and United Kingdom!

They have also released a few new illustrations from the book that you can see in our gallery! Photos include gnomes, Harry playing Quidditch, a view of Hogwarts, Dobby and more!

From the press release:

Bloomsbury continues its landmark publishing of the Harry Potter series with the release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition. This is the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s second Harry Potter novel and continues Jim Kay’s stunning interpretation of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

As Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts takes him on another magical adventure, readers will be able to enjoy key moments such as the Ford Anglia flying over The Burrow, Harry and Ron’s meeting with Aragog and the battle with the Basilisk rendered in Jim Kay’s unique and glorious style. Key characters also get the Jim Kay treatment including Gilderoy Lockhart, Moaning Myrtle and fan favourite Dobby.

After Bloomsbury approached J.K. Rowling with the idea of creating colour illustrated editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, award-winning artist Jim Kay was chosen unanimously by publisher and author to illustrate the books. Jim Kay’s artwork is brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published to huge acclaim in October 2015 and has already sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and many more in other languages. The second book will be published simultaneously throughout the world, marking it as another truly global publication.

All seven titles in the Harry Potter series are set to become beautiful illustrated editions. Jim Kay and Bloomsbury are already hard at work on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, to be published in October 2017.

With colour artwork on every page Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition is a wonderful addition to the Harry Potter canon, and a dazzling depiction of the wizarding world that will captivate fans and new readers alike.

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Video: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition Animated Book Trailer
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Bloomsbury Publishing has released a trailer for the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The book will be released next week, October 4th and you can pre-order it here.

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay’s dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters – including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart – await inside this fully illustrated edition. With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart …

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Unlock Lockhart from Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition
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Bloomsbury has launched a fun new contest, Unlock Lockhart, where fans can help to unlock an illustration of Professor Gilderoy Lockhart from the new Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition. The new edition of the book will be released on October 4h. They will Jim Kay’s charming image of Professor Lockhart in three stages and will be giving away three copies of the book too! For a chance to win, share #UnlockLockhart on Twitter or Facebook. Read the terms and conditions here.

Unlock this exclusive illustration of Professor Gilderoy Lockhart by Jim Kay!

On October 4, 2016 we are releasing J.K. Rowling’s
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition, but you can get a first look at Jim Kay’s celebrity wizard here.

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Pre-Order Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition Through Bloomsbury for Exclusive Offers
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Bloomsbury has announced that if you live in the UK and have pre-ordered (or will pre-order) the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition or the Deluxe Illustrated Edition through their store you will receive special merchandise. The book will be released on October 4, 2016 in the US and UK.

We are very excited to announce our Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition and Deluxe Illustrated Edition pre-order offers. There are three offers available to you. Please note, these offers are open to UK and ROI residents only.

1. Pre-order Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition to receive a Harry Potter wall sticker and 20% off the RRP.
2. Pre-order Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Deluxe Illustrated Edition to receive a Harry Potter tote bag and 20% off the RRP.
3. Pre-order both editions to receive a Harry Potter wall sticker and tote bag, as well as 30% off the RRP.

If you have already pre-ordered from one of the above sites, you will automatically receive the corresponding offer to your purchase.

If you live in the US you can pre-order the book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Scholastic.

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Artwork for Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay Released
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition
 

Bloomsbury have sent over a first look at Jim Kay’s cover art for the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! The book will be published in hardback on 4th October 2016. Pottermore exclusively revealed some more new artwork from the book, all of which can be seen in our gallery!

Pre-Order the book at Amazon or Bloomsbury!

Bloomsbury Publishing is excited to reveal the cover of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition written by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay. Scholastic US are using the same cover image and will reveal simultaneously. Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows Harry Potter flying towards The Burrow in the Ford Anglia.

Published globally on 4th October 2016 the hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and over 115 colour images. The illustrated edition will be published in more than 21 languages around the world. All will be using Jim Kay’s artwork and will be joining the UK and the US in bringing this beautiful edition to life.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published to huge acclaim in October 2015. Sales of the book exceeded 100,000 copies through UK TCM within the first six months of publication and the book has been shortlisted for The Bookseller Children’s Book of the Year. 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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