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Bloomsbury reveal cover designs for 20th anniversary House Editions of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ Bloomsbury reveal cover designs for 20th anniversary House Editions of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’

Bloomsbury will publish the third of their 20th anniversary House Edition series of novels with the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on 13 June. The ‘Azkaban’ House Editions follow the 20th anniversary releases of Philosopher’s Stone (2017) and Chamber of Secrets (2018). Prisoner of Azkaban was first published in the UK on 8 July 1999.

Four ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ House Editions will be released in June, marking 20 years since the original publication.

The four Prisoner of Azkaban House Editions — each designed for a Hogwarts house — will be published in both paperback and hardback and again feature original jacket artwork by Levi Pinfold. The ‘Azkaban’ House Edition covers depict Sirius Black in his black-dog animagus form and are surrounded by intricate illustrations unique to each house.

The ‘Azkaban’ House Editions show Sirius Black in animagus form and are adorned with unique illustrations for each Hogwarts house.

The red Gryffindor House Edition is bordered by James Potter in animagus form, Harry conjuring a Patronus and the lone figure of Hagrid. The blue Ravenclaw edition is adorned with illustrations of Professor Trelawney, Azkaban Prison and Buckbeak the Hippogriff. The yellow and green Hufflepuff and Slytherin covers feature the Knight Bus, Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain Cedric Diggory, Dementors; and executioner MacNair, Peter Pettigrew as an animagus rat and a Wolfsbane Potion respectively.

In addition, each book features an illustration of its respective house animal on the binding. Incidentally, when all seven novels have been published, the alternating colours will form a Hogwarts house scarf. New internal illustrations by Pinfold show different characters casting the Patronus Charm.

The Prisoner of Azkaban House Editions can be pre-ordered now on Bloomsbury’s website.

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