Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1)


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The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry -- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545790352
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Harry Potter
Edition description: Illustrated
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 159
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About 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 Legion 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.

Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Jim studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Jim has produced concept work for television and contributed to a group exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire, England, with his partner and a rescued greyhound.


Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England


Exeter University

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a gorgeous book. The pictures of Harry pack an emotional wallop. It's a must have for any Harry Potter fan.
NanainCT More than 1 year ago
I love, love, love this illustrated edition! More importantly, my 7 year old grandson loves it! I thought the time might be right to start reading the Harry Potter series to him. When he saw this book with its beautiful illustrations, he was immediately interested. We've only completed the first chapter, but he enjoyed it so much. He also loved flipping through the book to look at ALL the pictures. He especially loved the dragon eggs! I hope the whole series will become new again by adding illustrations by Jim Kay. Wonderful!
MeaghanP More than 1 year ago
This book is BEAUTIFUL! Every page has something on it, ranging from full spread, half a page, medium size items in the middle of text, or pages with no illustrations but "ink blots" The pages are thick and glossy and the book has a built-in ribbon bookmark. It's a must have for Harry Potter fans, or younger children just starting to read the series. I can't wait until they do the rest of the books in the series!!!
BriWei More than 1 year ago
Jim Kay has done an excellent job of re-imagining the world of Harry Potter. Each illustration is unique and beautiful and only adds to the story, bringing it to life in a new way that not even the film could. I've adored the story since I first read it years ago, and I was happy to buy it again for the addition of Kay's illustrations. I can't wait to see what he will do with the rest of the series.
Sami22 More than 1 year ago
The online pictures don't do this book justice! The art is incredibly beautiful and I would love for them to do this which each of the books in the series!! A must have!
Olgy More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the most beautifully illustrated books on the market today. Just when you thought Harry Potter couldn't get any more magical, this edition comes along. I can't wait for the whole series to come out.
SimplyShar86 More than 1 year ago
I started reading these books when I was in the 7th grade. I am happy that over 15 years later i can collect the new ones for my son. The illustrations are amazing and I love that me and my son can share notes on Harry Potter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the picture so beautiful art funny picture. Keep up please Glenda Mcglothlin
AntonioJPerez More than 1 year ago
This book is just amazing!!! The illustrations really bring the book alive and they make you feel like you're living at Hogwarts. This is a must buy for any Harry Potter fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely stunning in print. The attention to detail and publishing is high above anything I could have imagined. I pray that they create these for the whole series, I would pay almost anything to have a complete collection! Jim Kay's art draws one even deeper into the literature page by page. This book is a must have at any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just beautiful! I cannot wait to give it to my daughter for Christmas. The details are just amazing! For sure a collector's item for any Harry Potter fan. I cannot say enough about this book!
PaulaJen More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous! The illustrations are stunning. I ordered one as a gift and when my one son saw it he asked me to order another for a friend of his. A MUST HAVE for any Harry Potter fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. Beautiful pictures and design.
Adam_Gentry More than 1 year ago
A living legend learns his story. Vernon Dursley, an aggressively ordinary man, sets out for work. But the world has become a strange place. Wizards walk openly, and owls fly, carrying the most wondrous of news. A great evil has been vanquished, and before the night is through Vernon and his family will be forced to take in the baby who changed it all, Harry Potter. Neither welcomed nor loved, he will wait, unaware, for the day when the magical world comes to reclaim their hero, the Boy Who Lived. What follows is both familiar and refreshing, as Harry learns his story alongside the audience. His fame only serves to enhance the awkward search for identity, as everyone Harry meets already “knows” his story. Harry is forced to wade through assumptions and expectations as he struggles to find his place in a new school. The story once again elevates a common experience with a unique complication, the school is magical. Whimsical adventures establish new characters in artful ways. Much of the story will be familiar to any veterans of fantasy, but this author manages it with a master’s flair. +Strong Characterization +Strong Setting +Strong Narrative Voice, with touches of Humor *Young Read *Predictable but enjoyable plot & ideas 4/5
KarenEvans More than 1 year ago
This is my millionth time reading this book, but my first time reading the illustrated version- worth every penny. Despite the lame American title, this book actually contains the British text which I appreciate because there was never any need to translate it for Americans. It adds more flavor to know that Albus Dumbledore, in fact, prefers sherbet lemons NOT lemon drops.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Harry Potter series. When I saw this book on display I knew I had to have it. The books is a great addition to my collection. The illustrations were fantastic and added to the experience. I bought these as gifts for my children who in turn will share the joy of reading these books with their children.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are stunning, and really add more magic to a story that is already so magical.
Yeongyul Yi More than 1 year ago
When I saw a boy flying a broomstick on the cover, I instantly knew this was a book filled with magic. I decided to read this book because I watched a movie, but I didn’t remember any of it since I was 4 years old. The book was exactly what I expected it to be, but better. I’m on the verge of finishing the 5th book, and I still remember the first book, and still love it. The book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is about a boy named Harry Potter, who gets invited to a magical school called Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He realizes that he’s famous around the magic world because he survived a killing curse from and evil wizard, and caused the wizard to lose his powers. He meets 2 friends at the school, a boy named Ron Weasley, and a girl named Hermione Granger. They find out about something and they need to stop this “something” from getting to a magical stone that grants immortality. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a fantasy book written by an author named J.K Rowling. It’s a good book because it really makes you think along with the main character, so you get excited for what happens next. It’s also a good book because the little details are something big in the future, so you remember it when something big happens. I liked this book and would recommend anyone to read it, whether you’re 10, 20, or even 60 years old, I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A super book, but I was so disappointed in the ten dollar difference in price between the online and the in-store cost. I needed to purchase it quick, looked it up online to see that B&N carried it. It was $29. I called the store to be sure they had a copy and had them hold one. I bought it, didn't look at the receipt until I got home and discovered that I paid $39.99. I thought all the sales would be the same. I will look more carefully next time.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Reading this illustrated version was such a wonderful experience, I think that we’ve had the images from the movies in our brains for so long that sometimes it’s hard to imagine the characters looking different but I think Jim Kay did an amazing job both with the character portraits and with all the background pictures, like Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, the forest, just beautiful. I hope I get to get the second book soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Love the action!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing illustrations, this series is a MUST read