[Book Preview] Harry Potter: Illustrated Edition

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Harry Potter illustrations
The Illustrated Edition will feature enchanting artwork.

J.K. Rowling’s incredibly popular 7-book Harry Potter series has sold 450 million copies, spawned 8 films that raked in $7.723 billion, and inspired The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks. Now, the books are getting an Illustrated Edition makeover thanks to Potter publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, with enough magical artwork by  Jim Kay to fill the cavernous halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter’s quest to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort first began in 1997 when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released.

His adventures with Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, and other memorable characters like Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore concluded a decade later, with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.

Whether you’re new to the Wizarding World or a hardcore Harry Potter collector, you can pick up the  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition on October 6, 2015.

Images courtesy of illustrator Jim Kay and Bloomsbury Publishing.