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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hardcover – Oct. 11 2022
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As the Order of the Phoenix keeps watch over Harry Potter, troubled times have come to Hogwarts in a year filled with secrets, subterfuge and suspicion. The deliciously dark fifth instalment of Jim Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series is an epic artistic achievement, featuring over 160 illustrations in an astonishing range of visual styles.
Now an exciting new collaboration brings together two virtuoso artistic talents, as Kate Greenaway Medal winner Jim Kay is joined by acclaimed guest illustrator Neil Packer, winner of the 2021 BolognaRagazzi Award for non-fiction. Prepare to be enchanted once again as Jim Kay depicts J.K. Rowling's wizarding world with the dazzling artistic alchemy fans around the globe have come to know and love, perfectly complemented by Neil Packer's own unique and eclectic illustrations, skilfully woven into the heart of the story.
This is a stunning visual feast of a book, filled with dark magical delights for both fans and new readers alike. Breathtaking scenes, iconic locations and unforgettable characters await inside – Luna Lovegood, Professor Umbridge, Grawp the giant, and many more – as Harry Potter and Dumbledore's Army prepare for the coming battle against Lord Voldemort. Perfect for Potterheads of all ages!
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Fully illustrated. Completely spellbinding.
“Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it” ―J.K. Rowling
“Kay's illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a triumph – a book so alive it seems to jump, explode and slither out of your hands as you read” ―Telegraph on HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE ILLUSTRATED EDITION
“· It is stunning … with full-colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling's vision but revitalising the story for a new generation” ―Bookseller on HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE ILLUSTRATED EDITION
About the Author
Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. After producing a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance illustration work began. Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to a group exhibition at the V&A museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner.
You can find out more about Jim at ww.jimkay.co.uk/.
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books (Oct. 11 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1408845687
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408845684
- Item weight : 1.32 kg
- Dimensions : 23.11 x 3.56 x 26.92 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in Canada on October 30, 2022
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5 Stars for the book.
3 stars for delivery. The last two books were delivered damaged and required replacements. There was only two plastic bubble wrap in the box. It did not protect the books. Covers were damaged, ripped and dented. Better care is required during packaging!!!’
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 30, 2022
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Snape is dark, brooding and menacing but not ugly. The other is Dolores Umbridge; who he as depicted as a fat mad eye gorgon of a woman, but we know her best as smart over polite portly lady with a welcoming but malicious smile that belies the evil scheming ambitious politician within.
Some people have critized this volume because most of the fully page illustrations are at the beginning with a few towards the end with only a few margine doodles and decorations in the middle chapters. I understand what they mean and it as been suggested that is the result of his sabbatical and that he just ran out of time. Personally I don't mind that too much and find those small ornamentations more effective, somewhat more subtle and classy, than some of the more garish full page pictures.
But no what ever the reason for the improvements, long may it continue, and I hope for even more mature illustration in 'The Half Blood Prince' and by degrees we should get something special for the 'Deathly Hallows' but don't hold your breath.
These illustrated versions are quite special. The pages are thick and glossy, very high quality, and each page is not only colourful but the illustrations are spectacular.
I have all the illustrated versions thus far, and despite being in my 50's now i thoroughly enjoyed re-reading these books, there is magic about the storys and luckily the illustrations dont resemble the movie cast. Reading the stpry again was a magical journey i engaged on for a few days. The book is quite heavy so i couldnt read it for long as it was hurting my hands. However reading a few chapters at a time gave me something to look forward to and despite getting this in perfect condition on day of release it took me a month to read it all the way through.
Truly beautiful edition that i am glad i have in my collection. I will enjoy them well into my old age.
I tend to read books on the Kindle, but to have a quality physical book of such quality is a rare indulgence for me and I look forward to completing the set, at some stage.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 9, 2022