Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneWhile you may have heard of the Harry Potter series, you may not have heard that the American versions of the book published by Scholastic will be receiving new covers for the upcoming trade paperback editions to be released in September (commemorating the 15th anniversary of the first U.S. publication of the series which was in September of 1998). Scholastic released the first of these new covers (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone illustrated by Kazu Kibushi) this past Wednesday (see the official press release here). Not much else to say, other than, it looks pretty awesome (click here to see Hi-Resolution Version – it’s worth it). According to the press release, “Each of the seven new covers will depict a distinctive and memorable moment from the respective book.”  I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the next six covers.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone OriginalWe’ll always love you, Mary GrandPré (her covers will still be on the U.S. hardcover and digest paperback editions). No word yet on the chapter title illustrations…

 

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