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 Philosopher’s Stone, reimagined by award-winning illustrator Jim Kay. All of your favourite characters from Hedwig to Hermione (our favourite is Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback) have been lovingly recreated in watercolour reproductions that make Rowling’s characters spring vividly to life from every page.
Life isn’t much fun for Harry Potter at number four Privet Drive. Then, on the eve of his eleventh birthday, the letters start arriving on yellowing parchment with emerald green ink. Harry’s life holds a secret, he is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For Harry Potter, life will never be the same again.
Join Harry as he faces three-headed dogs, midnight duels, dragon eggs and sinister chess pieces - all brought to life in extraordinary detail in these new editions destined to become modern classics.
This is where the magic begins!
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.ukKay’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.” The Guardian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1532 g
Dimensions: 267 x 226 mm
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 *
The most handsome and desirable gift book of the year. 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 * Bookseller *
One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times * Sunday Telegraph *
The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood * Times Literary Supplement *
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A welcome addition to the Potter world.
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