Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Beautiful images from first ever illustrated Harry Potter book released

553f163e-b22d-4911-a615-df2ea75a9248-873x1020.jpeg

Meet the Harry Potter characters like you've never seen them before.

Publisher Scholastic has released four images from the first ever fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The book, which is the first of J.K. Rowling's bestselling series, is to be published worldwide on 6 October this year.

Carnegie medal-winning illustrator Jim Kay was chosen to illustrate all seven Harry Potter books in full colour and design the new book jacket image. 

Get a sneak preview of four of the leading characters in full illustrated glory, below.

Harry Potter

The face of Harry Potter was the only image released when the book was announced in 2013.

Harry Potter

Ronald Weasley

“He was tall, thin, and gangling, with freckles, big hands and feet, and a long nose.”

Ronald Weasley

Hermoine Granger

“She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth.”

Hermoine Granger

Hagrid

“He was almost twice as tall as a normal man and at least five times as wide. He looked simply too big to be allowed, and so wild - long tangles of black hair and beard hid most of his face, he had hands the size of dustbin lids and his feat in their leather boots were like baby dolphins.”

Hagrid

Draco Malfoy

 “Harry had never believed he would meet a boy he hated more than Dudley, but that was before he met Draco Malfoy.”

Draco Malfoy

Images: Jim Kay by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Comments

More

13 books to read when you’re hating your job

For respite, perspective and escapism

by Scarlett Cayford
24 Feb 2017

The best (and worst) love advice from teen magazines

From dating to dumping, and everything in-between

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Feb 2017

These beautiful libraries are all available to rent on Airbnb

Calling all bookworms...

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Feb 2017

These new words have just been added to the dictionary for 2017

From squad goals to superfruit

by Sarah Biddlecombe
23 Feb 2017

Roxane Gay slams publisher for offering book deal to far-right troll

“Alt-right” internet provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is not a good guy.

by Moya Crockett
21 Feb 2017

Margaret Atwood has a new warning about The Handmaid’s Tale

“You think you’re a liberal democracy and then – bang – you’re Hitler’s Germany”

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Feb 2017

JK Rowling humiliates Piers Morgan as he falls into her Twitter trap

Talk about fantastic tweets and where to find them…

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Feb 2017

JK Rowling utterly annihilates Piers Morgan for defending Trump

“The downside of sucking up to the biggest bully in school is getting burned alive”

by Kayleigh Dray
13 Feb 2017

The daily writing routine of best-selling author JoJo Moyes

Coffee, people-watching and Scrabble

by Sarah Biddlecombe
10 Feb 2017

Memoirs and marriage: the new books to perk up February

This month's best new releases

by Sarah Shaffi
10 Feb 2017