Scholastic, a global children’s publishing, education and media company, released Wednesday the cover image of the fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Illustrated by artist, Jim Kay, the cover shows Harry Potter flying towards The Burrow in the Ford Anglia and is available for download. Bloomsbury UK also revealed the image simultaneously.
The illustrated hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be published globally on October 4, 2016 and will include over 115 color images.
More than 450 million copies of the Harry Potter books have sold worldwide with over 160 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published globally in October 2015. There are currently more than 650,000 copies in print of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition in the U.S.
Jim Kay’s artwork received acclaim across the globe and J.K. Rowling herself said, “Seeing Jim Kay’s illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter’s world, and feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talents to it.”
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