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Out this month: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much-loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Click here to see beautiful artwork previews from inside this book.
Harry Potter: facts & figures
The first Harry Potter book was accepted for publication by Bloomsbury while JK Rowling was training to be a teacher.
In 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest-selling book ever, selling 2.65 million in the first 24 hours in the UK.
The Harry Potter series is now published in 78 languages, and over 450 million copies have been sold across the world.
J.K. Rowling has also written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
All seven Harry Potter books have been adapted into highly successful box-office-smashing films, and are collected here on DVD in the Harry Potter: the Complete 8 Film Collection.