But let's be real as to why I made up this feature: I just want the opportunity to post something about Harry Potter.
A few weeks ago, Bloomsbury and Scholastic revealed the cover of the upcoming fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, to be released October 6, 2015:
Ah, so lovely! And I think people might be more fond of these more traditional images of Harry Potter compared to the quirky character profiles that were previously released. I can't decide if I like the title treatment of the US version better because it really pops off the cover or the more subtle title of the UK version more which allows you to see the funky steam engine of the Hogwarts Express. Both are pretty great! For some reason, the Scholastic edition is listed as $27.99 (USD) while the Bloomsbury edition is considerably more - £27.00 (GBP)! I have no idea why there would be such a discrepancy in price, but if I do end up saving my pennies to buy this edition, then it seems like the US Edition is the way to go.
In addition to the cover reveal and the previously released character portraits, another sneak peak into this illustrated edition by Jim Kay was released depicting some key wizarding localities:
I just love how delightfully whimsical Jim Kay's illustrations are! And I adore all the little details and quirks he's put into the world to really bring it to life. I've been pretty impressed with what I've seen so far regarding this new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by the very talented Jim Kay. I'm thinking I will either need to save up to get a copy for myself or else ask Santa for it for Christmas. How about you - are you digging these new images and would you consider buying this edition when it comes out?