See the world of Harry Potter as you’ve never seen it before with this glorious, fully illustrated hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, reimagined by award-winning illustrator Jim Kay. All of your favourite characters from Hedwig to Hermione, not to mention Aragog and her terrifying lair, have been lovingly recreated in watercolour reproductions that make Rowling’s characters spring vividly to life from every page.
Harry Potter can’t wait for his summer to end, he’s had the worst birthday - no cards, no presents and to top it all, spending the evening pretending not to exist. Not to mention some worrying warnings from a bat-eared house elf called Dobby and a rather unfortunate incident with an enchanted, flying, Ford Anglia. Surely his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be simple after all that? But all is not as it should be at Hogwarts. Harry is hearing things, strange things, venomous whispers in the shadows – and then the attacks start.
What is the mysterious legend of the Chamber of Secrets? Who is heir to Slytherin? And will Harry and his friends be able to survive long enough to uncover the truth?
Waterstones invites you to join Harry, Ron, Hermione as they face Bludgers, daring duels, Polyjuice Potions and more, in this gripping second instalment of the award-winning series about the boy-wizard with the lightening scar.
There are secrets slithering in the dark, are you brave enough to look them in the eye?
We at Waterstones have been championing Harry since the first copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came into our hands in 1997 and we’re privileged to support one of our favourite illustrators in bringing the magic to a whole new generation. You can read more about Jim Kay and take a sneak peek at some of his beautiful illustrations, including his new design for Diagon Alley, on his website at www.jimkay.co.uk
“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
Looking for more in the same series? Browse Harry Potter books in order.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1618 g
Dimensions: 267 x 226 mm
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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