Harry gets new art for pa­per­backs

The Washington Post Sunday - - KIDSPOST -

The Harry Pot­ter books are get­ting a new look.

The trade pa­per­back edi­tions (those are books that have soft cov­ers but are big­ger than tra­di­tional pa­per­backs) will have new cov­ers. The cover for “Harry Pot­ter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will show a scene of Harry and Ha­grid walking through Di­agon Al­ley. The il­lus­tra­tion by Kazu Kibuishi will re­place the one by Mary Grand­Pre, which shows Harry rid­ing a broom­stick about to catch a snitch. The orig­i­nal il­lus­tra­tions will still be used for hard­cov­ers and smaller pa­per­backs.

The new edi­tion of “Sorcerer’s Stone” is sched­uled for re­lease in Septem­ber, the 15th an­niver­sary of the publi­ca­tion of the first Harry Pot­ter book in the United States, ac­cord­ing to the pub­lisher, Scholas­tic. Over time, all seven books in the se­ries will get new cov­ers, the com­pany said.

A new “Sorcerer’s Stone” edi­tion shows Harry with Ha­grid, rather than Harry rid­ing a broom­stick.

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