Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Many have read, watched, or at least heard of Harry Potter… The series is now being recreated with the release of illustrated editions. This is the first illustrated book of the series, and is definitely worth a look. A good chance to begin reading the series if you never have, or reread it!


From the blurb:

Dear Mr Potter,

We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.

Term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.

Yours Sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall

Deputy Headmistress


Harry Potter’s life changes forever on his eleventh birthday, when beetle-eyed giant Rubeus Hagrid delivers a letter and some astonishing news. Harry Potter is no ordinary boy: he’s a wizard. And an extraordinary adventure is about to begin…”‘


Subjects: fantasy, good/evil, magic, witches, warlocks, school, picture book, series

Read reviews of this book on GoodReads.


Mrs. J MacFarlane
Teacher Librarian (Thurs-Fri)