Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, released Thursday the exclusive cover image of the fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Bloomsbury UK also revealed the image simultaneously. Illustrated by artist, Jim Kay, the cover is an image of Harry Potter on Platform 9 ¾ surrounded by witches and wizards, trunks and owls, about to board the Hogwarts Express for the first time.
The illustrated hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be published globally on October 6, 2015, and Scholastic plans to publish fully illustrated editions – one per year – of each of the seven titles.
According to Scholastic, over 450 million of the Harry Potter books have sold worldwide and the series continues to appear on bestseller lists in the U.S.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is a leading publisher and distributor of children’s books offers educational technology and related services.