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New images from Bloomsbury’s illustrated ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’, launch events with Chris Riddell New images from Bloomsbury’s illustrated ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’, launch events with Chris Riddell

Bloomsbury have kindly let us know that Chris Riddell, illustrator of the new UK edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, will be signing copies of the book and participating in a number of launch events next month. Check out some gorgeous new illustrations from the book below:

Bloosmbury reveals cover for new illustrated edition of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ Bloosmbury reveals cover for new illustrated edition of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’

UK publisher Bloomsbury today revealed the cover artwork for the new illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The new edition is illustrated by Chris Riddell, and will be available in October.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books today reveals the cover of the full-colour Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard illustrated by Chris Riddell. The cover brings together some of the main characters from the five wizarding fairytales in the book, including Babbitty Rabbitty and the Hopping Pot. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over.

Publishing on 2nd October 2018, The Tales of Beedle the Bard Illustrated Edition features show-stopping illustrations for all five tales and Dumbledore’s accompanying notes. Chris Riddell, three times winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, bestselling author and former Children’s Laureate, brings J.K. Rowling’s text to life with beautiful ink and watercolour artwork.

Proceeds from the sale of this edition will go to J.K. Rowling’s own international charity Lumos, which helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people to have a better life.

New images from the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition New images from the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition

A number of new images from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition have been revealed, which was released this week.

First images from the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition First images from the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition

Earlier this week the cover of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition was revealed. Now, courtesy of Pottermore, we have a first look at artwork from the book. Check out new illustrations of Snape, and our first look at Azkaban prison below.

The Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition will be released on 3 October 2017.

Cover artwork, release date, revealed for ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition Cover artwork, release date, revealed for  ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition

The jacket artwork and release date for the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition have been revealed. The illustrated version of the third Harry Potter novel will be released on 3 October of this year, and the jacket features the iconic purple Knight Bus.

‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition cover

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Front cover

The jacket artwork features the Ford Anglia flying to the Burrow.

Moaning Myrtle

Earlier this month, Bloomsbury and Scholastic published the second of seven planned Harry Potter illustrated editions. Like its predecessor, the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition again features glorious artwork from illustrator Jim Kay.

It goes without saying, but the illustrated editions really are a work of art: J.K. Rowling’s beautifully typeset words are complemented with glorious chapter illustrations, full-page murals, character portraits, and sketches by Jim Kay.

Says Kay, “the techniques for illustrating Chamber of Secrets were slightly different to book one … I wanted it to have a slightly different feel, a different look”. In particular, the chapter opens are a little different, stylistically, to book one.

The Chamber of Secrets chapter opens feature depictions of everything from objects (Cornelius Fudge’s bowler hat, the cursed hand from Borgin and Burkes, a certain sock, and the Whomping Willow to name a few), as well as scenes like the entrance to the Forbidden Forest and the Chamber of Secrets:

Many of the chapters, particularly those that are thematically darker, are contrasted with black backgrounds, white text, and artwork that bleeds seamlessly into the chapter. It makes for a really immersive reading experience:

Harry at Borgin and Burkes

Harry arrives at Knockturn Alley: the black background, white text, and full page artwork make this a spooky passage to read.

The Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets

The Basilisk skin lies in the Chamber of Secrets.

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