New Details About The First Illustrated “Harry Potter” Book Revealed

New details about the first illustrated "Harry Potter" book have been revealed, including the price and the number of illustrations that fans can expect!
New details about the first illustrated "Harry Potter" book have been revealed, including the price and the number of illustrations that fans can expect!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition has popped up on Amazon and now, we have more information about what fans can expect from the new book!

For starters, the book will be sold in hardcover for $30.50. It’s possible that the price will vary based on the retailer selling it.

The book will be made up of 256 pages, exquisitely written by J.K. Rowling, and over 100 illustrations by British artist, Jim Kay.

The book’s description describes only a tiny bit of the magic waiting for fans inside its pages:

“The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J. K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Rowling herself selected artist Jim Kay, whose over 100 illustrations make this deluxe format as perfect a gift for the child being introduced to the series as for the dedicated fan. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley – a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry – and anyone who reads about him – will find unforgettable.”

While the image below is not the final cover, it is possible that we’re simply waiting on an image to fill the black, empty space and go along with the font that’s already in place:

New Details About First Illustrated "Harry Potter" Book Revealed

Yesterday, we posted the first four images to be revealed from the book, which included stunning illustrations of fan favourites Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Rubeus Hagrid.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition will be October 6, 2015. You can pre-order it now on Amazon!

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