Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay
Hardcover: 336 pages
Age: 9+ Years
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay’s inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling’s classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and – of course – danger.
Jim Kay has been utterly absorbed by the task of illustrating the Harry Potter books. Every image was cross-referenced not only with the seven Harry Potter novels, but also Rowling’s other books about the Harry Potter world. For example, one spread in The Philosopher’s Stone shows the anatomy of a troll which uses information from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Kay’s inspiration for Hermione came from his niece, who “just is Hermione, especially in the way she moves”, and he based his image of Dumbledore on an illustrator friend of his, although he has declined to reveal who that person is.
Kay said that as far as he knows, Harry Potter author J K Rowling has not requested any changes. “She is amazing, she just lets you reinvent things,” he said. “I got a letter from her saying how much she liked it and it was the nicest letter I’ve ever had. It took me six months to get up the courage to write back.”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(Grandad: I love the illustrations of Jim Kay. These pictures are classic pieces of art. With JK Rowling’s words and Jim Kay’s art, a perfect combination.