New editions of Harry Potter to be illustrated by Jim Kay

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Award-winning children’s artist Jim Kay is slated to illustrate new editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series to be published in 2015.  The new editions will be the first fully-illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books to be released in the U.K.  Kay has described the series as “the commission of a lifetime”.

The first of the new editions, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is scheduled to be published by Bloomsbury in September 2015.  Bloomsbury plan to publish one novel per year, with each novel of the series released on the date of its original U.K. publication.

Two sample illustrations by Kay have already been released, and can be viewed on the Guardian website.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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