Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Beautiful images from first ever illustrated Harry Potter book released


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


“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.”


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



Join us at the Emerald Street Literary Festival

The perfect Saturday for interesting women

by The Stylist web team
24 Apr 2017

Backlash as star says The Handmaid's Tale is “not a feminist story”

"It’s a human story, because women’s rights are human rights"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Apr 2017

Elisabeth Moss on why you shouldn't binge watch The Handmaid's Tale

"You may need a second to step back and think about what you’ve seen"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Apr 2017

Exclusive: young mother who escaped Boko Haram shares her story

"I had to be prepared for the worst at all times."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
07 Apr 2017

Margaret Atwood has penned a brand-new ending for The Handmaid’s Tale

And she’s hinted at a sequel, too…

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Apr 2017

Witherspoon & Kidman are already planning a Big Little Lies follow-up

They have optioned a second Liane Moriarty book.

by Hayley Spencer
05 Apr 2017

The best new books of April

From learning to adult to haunting short stories

by Sarah Shaffi
04 Apr 2017

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist is announced

Meet your spring reading list

by Sarah Biddlecombe
03 Apr 2017

The storyteller: Romola Garai kicks off Stylist’s Book Club

The actress shares her top 10 reads

by Helen Bownass
01 Apr 2017

Expert tips on how to beat writer's block

Five tips to get the words flowing

by Sarah Biddlecombe
31 Mar 2017