I was just eleven-years-old when I, along with many others, obsessively watched my windows, hoping for an owl to pop in with a Hogwarts letter. It never happened and I was truly heartbroken. The realisation that I was not magic as I had hoped, was a tough one. In the years that followed, I still believed the letter was going to come and that I could also go to the place where many of my childhood adventures had taken place. Unfortunately I am still living in a muggle world.
It is amazing how the stories we grow up with manage to stick with us to the very end. Harry Potter is that story for me. I was a child when I started reading it and the books and films were gradually released while I grew up as well. Basically you could say that I grew up with Harry, which is why I don’t really want to let go of the story.
Luckily I won’t have to now, as a brand new edition of the first book has been released. This one is completely illustrated with magical scenes. It truly captures the enchantment the words alone have put on millions of readers world wide. I would very much recommend this book if you enjoy the world of Harry Potter, or if you just love really good art.
The Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition is available worldwide now. Now the waiting game starts for all the other books to get illustrated editions.
Some pictures from the illustrated edition
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition: the contents page.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition: just look at that (almost) vanishing glass. This was where the magic all started.
Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition: The Potions Master. We all know who that is.