Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay

The front cover of the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite by far! Jim Kay has chosen an image that perfectly encapsulates the wizarding world that Rowling has created, the Knight Bus. The Prisoner of Azkaban has so many images that could have made the front cover; the Dementors of Azkaban, Harry’s Patronus, Hermione’s Time-Turner, Sirius’ Animagus or the Marauder’s Map, the list is endless!  Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay

The second part in my Harry Potter Week is the Illustrated Edition of the Chamber of Secrets. Whenever I think of this part of the franchise, I have the image of Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in my mind. The Chamber of Secrets is follows on from the Philosopher’s Stone and it has been shown on TV plenty of times, so the story is firmly fixed in our minds- luckily the film hasn’t had many changed made to it from the original source material.  Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition

In the lead up to Christmas I am going to post everyday about Harry Potter. There will be short reviews of the Illustrated Editions of Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, plus the two companion books A History of Magic that were released in conjunction with the British Library exhibition, plus reviews of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the British Library’s Exhibition of A History of Magic.  

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay

I was in the mother of all reading slumps during the past month or so, and the book that got me back to reading was this. The festive period always coincides with the Harry Potter films being shown on television, but I rarely reread books as I have so many books I haven’t read yet that need to be read. But this year, I’ve decided to revisit the books that have been released in illustrated editions, and judging by this read, they are going to be the perfect festive reads.  Continue reading