If you’ve been waiting a while to see the complete cover of the fully illustrated edition of the first Harry Potter Book, “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” then wait no longer.
Bloomsbury and Scholastic, the UK and US publishers of the Harry Potter series, yesterday released the beautifully illustrated cover of J.K. Rowling‘s first “boy wizard” book.
As we previously learned, the cover and inside illustrations were done by award-winning artist, Jim Kay.
In a press release, Scholastic had this to say about the cover reveal:
“…the cover is an image of Harry Potter on Platform 9 ¾ surrounded by witches and wizards, trunks and owls, about to board the Hogwarts Express for the first time…”
The illustrated hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be released worldwide on October 6, 2015. Scholastic has plans to release a fully illustrated version of each of the seven Harry Potter books every year following.
Previously, Scholastic released four of the over one hundred gorgeous illustrations which readers will be able to find inside the book.
What do you think of the illustrated “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” cover?