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. Rowling herself selected artist Jim Kay, whose over 100 illustrations make this deluxe format as perfect a gift for the 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.
We read the original series as it came out and are now rereading the series and the pictures are enjoyable and help keep our 10 year old interested, since we want her to read the book before seeing the movie.
In store pick up, appeared to have been slightly wet at some point, some water stain on open end and middle pages. Paper cover had a 20% off sticker on it that couldn’t be removed without tearing cover, I did not however receive any discount. This was a birthday present. Probably the store took it from their sale shelf due to water damage