Bloomsbury Reveals Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition
Bloomsbury Publishing has revealed the cover of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition. Written by J.K. Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows Harry Potter flying towards The Burrow in the Ford Anglia.
Published globally on 4th October 2016 the hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and over 115 colour images. The illustrated edition will be published in more than 21 languages around the world. All will be using Jim Kay's artwork and will be joining the UK and the US in bringing this beautiful edition to life.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition was published to huge acclaim in October 2015. Sales of the book exceeded 100,000 copies through UK TCM within the first six months of publication and the book has been shortlisted for The Bookseller Children's Book of the Year. Jim Kay's artwork received plaudits from across the globe and J.K. Rowling herself said, -Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talents to it.'
Pottermore, the digital heart of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, has exclusively revealed extra artwork from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition. Head to www.pottermore.com to see more of Jim Kay's beautiful images.
The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 79 languages. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was voted the nation's favourite children's book in a 2013 poll by reading charity Booktrust. In a recent National Book Tokens poll Harry Potter took first place in a list to find the nation's favourite hero in a children's book. Hermione Granger came third and Lord Voldemort took the top spot in a similar poll to find the nation's favourite villain in a children's book.
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
Published in hardback on 4th October 2016 (AU$59.99 / 272pp / 9781408845653)