Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Illustrated Edition #1)

Author(s): J. K. Rowling; Jim Kay (Illustrator)

Children's Fiction

' He ' ll be famous - a legend - I wouldn ' t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in future - there will be books written about Harry ' Minerva McGonagall Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard.Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins.These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.


Product Information

The landmark publishing event of 2015 - a full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with breathtaking illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal

Shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards Children's Book of the Year 2016.

The most handsome and desirable gift book of the year. It is stunning ... with full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling's vision but revitalising the story for a new generation - The Bookseller

I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry - The Independent

Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff- The Mirror

One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times - Sunday Telegraph

The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood - The Times Literary Supplement

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 78 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. As well as receiving an OBE for services to children's literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France's Legion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.


Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. After producing a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance illustration work began. Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to a group exhibition at the V&A museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner and a rescued greyhound.

General Fields

  • : 9781408845646
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 267mm X 226mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrated edition
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 256
  • : 256
  • : J. K. Rowling; Jim Kay (Illustrator)
  • : J. K. Rowling; Jim Kay (Illustrator)
  • : Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
  • : Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Jim Kay
  • : Jim Kay
  • : Illustrated edition