Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kays dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nations favourite childrens book - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowlings timeless classic, Jim Kays glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently hes the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lords curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
"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 muchloved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling's vision but revitalising the story for a new generation" (Bookseller) "I've yet to meet a tenyearold who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry" (Independent)
Jim Kay studierte Illustration an der University of Westminster und arbeitete anschliessend für die Archive der Tate-Britain-Gallerie in London und für die Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Für seine Bilder zu "Sieben Minuten nach Mitternacht" von Patrick Ness erhielt er 2012 die renommierte Kate Greenaway Medal und den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis. Heute lebt Jim Kay in Northamptonshire und arbeitet als freier Illustrator.
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Wow, Wow, simply wow. I just LOVE Harry Potter but with these illustrations it gets even better! The pictures are so beautiful, I can´t even tell. They are full of small details and you spot new things whenever you look at the pictures. They are simply wonderful. This illustrated...Wow, Wow, simply wow. I just LOVE Harry Potter but with these illustrations it gets even better! The pictures are so beautiful, I can´t even tell. They are full of small details and you spot new things whenever you look at the pictures. They are simply wonderful. This illustrated Edition brings back the magic. Although I already know the story (of course. I read the book a hundred times...^^), I was so excited to get my copy! The illustrations by Jim Kay are gorgeous, they match perfectly with Rowling´s words. The pictures are in different sizes, sometimes just small, sometimes over two pages! Every single page is full of suprises and magic. I simply can´t wait to read the second illustrated book! Keep looking forward!
I don´t think I have to say ANYTHING about what´s the book about. I´m totally a Potterhead so I can´t even imagine that there are people out there who don´t know the Potter books.
So I keep this part of the review short.
Harry Potter is a normal boy. Or not? He grows up at his aunt´s and uncle´s house, because his parents died as he was a baby. His life is changing at his eleventh birthday when a giant broke into the house to tell the little Harry that he´s a wizard. And that´s when the adventure begins. Harry is allowed to go to Hogwarts, a great wizardring school with the best headmaster of all time: Albus Dumbledore. But soon there are problems to handle. Can Harry solve them? Is he able to find the solution with his best friends Ron and Hermione?
This is the most beautiful book I´ve ever read. The most gorgeous illustrations ever. And of course (obviously) the best story ever. Especially for those who don´t own the Harry Potter books yet - go for this one! It´s beautiful, inspiring, wonderful, colourful...gorgeous! And for all those who own the books already - like me - when you want to feel the magic again, buy it! It´s such a great book to read and watch!