Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set

Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set

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by J. K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPre
     
 

The perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike, we now present a breathtaking special edition boxed set of J. K. Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books! The box itself is beautifully designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and the books create a gorgeous, magical vista when the spines are lined up together. The Harry Potter series has been

Overview


The perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike, we now present a breathtaking special edition boxed set of J. K. Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books! The box itself is beautifully designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and the books create a gorgeous, magical vista when the spines are lined up together. The Harry Potter series has been hailed as "one for the ages" by Stephen King and "a spellbinding saga" by USA Today. Now is your chance to give this set to a reader who is ready to embark on the series that has changed so many young readers' lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545596275
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
Harry Potter Series
Sales rank:
36
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 5.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

J. K. Rowling is the author of the beloved, bestselling, record-breaking Harry Potter series. She started writing the series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998, and the series concluded nearly ten years later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published in 2007. J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including an OBE for services to children’s literature, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.

Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Amulet series and Copper, a collection of his popular webcomic. He is also the founder and editor of the acclaimed Flight anthologies. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, his first graphic novel, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, and Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. Kazu lives and works in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their two children. Visit Kazu online at www.boltcity.com.

Mary GrandPré has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPré lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Perthshire, Scotland
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:
Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Education:
Exeter University
Website:
http://www.jkrowling.com

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Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm somewhat torn on how to rate this product. I had previously read all of the Harry Potter books, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I never owned my own and found this lovely boxed set, so I had to purchase. Unfortunately, the set I received was damaged. The box was ripped...didn't discover this until the shrink wrap was removed. Wasn't thrilled about that but thought ok, it's just the box. Then discovered that The Sorcerer's stone book was damaged. Now that pissed me off! I am unable to return it due to the removal of the shrink wrap. Barnes and Noble has lost a customer. My star rating is for the service and the irreplaceable damaged book, not the wonderful world of Harry Potter .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Rowling's stories were fantastic. My problem isn't with the books themselves, but with Barnes and Noble. I ordered online, because the set is $40 cheaper online than in the store. When I checked out I was trying to use a $25 gift card. It did not get credited to my account. I spent at least 3 hours trying to get someone to help me, and all I got was a guy who said there was nothing that could be done and hung up on me. When the books came in I started reading and when I got to the fifth book three chapters were missing and had been replaced with three chapters that I had read previously, the page numbers literally skipped back, then forward a good 300 pages. When I went in to a store I was able to exchange that book for one that was published correctly, but it was a hassle to drive in to exchange a book due to a mistake like that. With other bookstore going out of business I feel like B&N is losing their customer service because they know that people don't have many options for their books anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story and the art work on the covers is beautiful! Would make a great gift for any Harry Potter fan or a good series to add to your collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book are wonderful, but the seller is horrible. I ordered the books on 12/2, they shipped on 12/3 and as of 1/9 I have not received the books. Have not gotten a response from B&N since the "20 business days" have elapsed. From the other reviews, sounds like this isn't a new issue. DO NOT ORDER ONLINE!!
Anonymous 19 days ago
I absolutely love this box set and I can't say enough good things about it. I think the illustrations are beautiful, and I also very much enjoy the small creative details added to the set (the spine revealing a depiction of Hogwarts, the back covers all showing Harry and a quote from the book in a uniform way, the texture of the covers, the way the scene on the box is of Hogsmeade and wraps around the entire set). Of course, the books are wonderful as well and I would recommend them to anyone. I ordered my box set offline and had no trouble with shipping, and the box did not come damaged. Very happy with this box set.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have always loved Harry Potter and think of myself of something of a collector of Harry Potter items. I was disappointed that Mary Grandpre, the illustrator of the Classic version of the Harry Potter Series from Scholastic, didn't have more of a contribution to the Special Edition Harry Potter Boxed Set In Paperback (Which is the 15th Anniversary Edition, for those new to the series.) than just the same illustrations at the beginning just before the Table of Contents and at the beginning of each chapter. The only thing added besides cover illustrations and artwork on the box containing the series of books is a "sneak preview" of the next book in the series and current tidbits about the author and the two illustrators along with an encouragement from Scholastic telling people to check out the website Pottermore. I intend to keep this boxed set of books but, like I said before I am a bit disapponited in this 15th Anniversay Edition off Harry Potter, I expected more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give 5 stars for the books, quality, and the look of them, but for service, I give this 2 stars. I ordered these books off line and paid for the 2 day expedited shipping. I was very excited to receive these books so I was checking the tracking details every day, sometimes multiple times a day. The tracking was through UPS but in actuality, the books were sent to my post office and delivered from there. Online it said "the seller requests to be sent to local post office." I was confused by that so when I didn't get my books on the expected day, I went to my local post office. The post office then told me they didn't have them. I went home and had to make multiple calls to figure out where my books were. Moral of the story, pay the few extra dollars and pick them up at the store or Target. I won't order again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know other people might have had different experiences than me (judging by the reviews), but my set arrived on time and in perfect condition! The artwork (the main reason I purchased this set) is quite beautiful. I already own the Harry Potter books, but this set is a must-have. I am a devoted HP fan (any fellow Slytherins out there?) and this set would make an excellent gift for any fan of the series. Overall, this was a great shopping experience and Barnes & Noble will definitely get my business again!
shadowhunterunes More than 1 year ago
What the eff. my box was torn when it came it and it wasn't obvious or even noticeable before I torn the shrink wrappings. honestly, what the eff. I can't return it now GEE THANKS. but besides the stupid box, the books were amazing obviously and kept me on my feet. I recommend it to any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This set is just wonderful. The new cover art is really beautiful and suits me better as I am an adult.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DobbyAFreeElf More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best thing I have ever spent my money on.  Obviously I have the original book covers, but when these first came out I immediately bought them.  The books were tightly squeezed in the box and were hard to get out, but once you manage to shake them out, they are beautiful.  The cover illustrations are amazing, as well as the quote on the back.  The covers are the soft paper back type, and it overall was a perfect purchase.  If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a must. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read the Harry Potter series, and the covers for this particular box set are beautiful. 
BeckyIAL More than 1 year ago
My only complaint about this set is that the box was flimsy. One side had already come undone when I took it out of the shrink wrap, but other reviews had mentioned that. so before I even gave it to my daughter, I reinforced the whole box with clear packing tape. The only thing now is that the books are a little too snug in the box, but I guess you can't have everything. But hey, I only paid $50, since it was on sale and I got 10% off for being a member and free shipping, so I can't really complain too much. The books are beautiful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this box set promptly after ordering it, and it does not fail to impress me. There was a little bit of damage to the box, but it wasn't a huge deal to me as I think I have already managed to rip the box a bit more from taking the books in and out of it (it's a REALLY tight fit). Nevertheless, I am so glad I purchased this set. It's gorgeous! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories get a 5 star rating. If you haven't read this series, you definitely should. After reading the reviews I wasn't sure that I wanted to get this set from Barnes and Noble, but I received a coupon so this was the cheapest I could get it for. It took a 7 days from the day I ordered it to the day I received it (It shipped from Nevada and I live in Michigan). The box it came in was smashed, but the actual box set had very little damage. One corner of the decorative box was slightly smashed, but you would probably encounter this even if buying it in the store. One corner of the Sorcerer's Stone was crumpled, which is a little disappointing (and the reason for 4 stars instead of five). However, I believe this is because of the fact that all the books fit very snuggly in the box making it extremely hard to get the books in. All in all, it is worth it to buy it online. My books had no more damage than books you would find in the store plus they are like $40 cheaper. I would definitely recommend buying this box set.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this set for my boyfriend so he can finally read them all before our trip to Universal Orlando. I was worried about shipping delays since it seemed to be a consistent problem according to the other reviews, but I received a confirmation that it had shipped the next day I bought it, and after that I was able to track it through DHL and then USPS (DHL apparently delivered it to our local post office, who then brought it to our place), and I received it fairly quickly, within a week of my ordering it. (This might help, but I ordered it in early March, when there aren't particularly a lot of people ordering presents.) The product is really nice with beautiful illustrations on the covers and the box. The side art is a really nice touch too. The books are a bit tight and hard to get in and out since the books aren't slick, but it helps the pic on the side of the books look more together and nice. Overall, highly recommended!
xbubblesx More than 1 year ago
I got this and it's beautiful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This product is not too expensive. The cover art is beautiful. It's a must-have for any Harry Potter fan.
BilgehanDuman More than 1 year ago
I received the books today. They're nice but was damaged. Right bottom and right top of the box is ripped and corners of the box is smashed. I'm pretty upset about it but I'm from Turkey so it came from other half of the Earth. Probably it was damaged on the way. Thank you.
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DarthKitty4 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful set and it arrived in perfect condition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a huge Harry Potter fan I jump at the chance for anything new in the way of Harry Potter. So when I saw these in the store I had to buy them, and I am so glad I did. The artwork on the covers and box is absolutely gorgeous! And the fact that the spines form a picture of Hogwarts means that my Ukranian copies actually have competition for prettiest spines. I would definitely recommend them to any diehard fan of the series!