The Illustrated 'Prisoner Of Azkaban' Cover Is Here, And It's Magically Gorgeous
Eighteen years after it first appeared in stores, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban remains a fan favorite among Potterheads for its introduction of the Marauders, dementors, and the truth about James and Lily Potter's deaths. On Tuesday, the illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban cover made its debut, so fans can fall in love with Harry's third adventure all over again.
Bloomsbury and Scholastic began releasing the fully-illustrated Harry Potter books in October 2015, when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated Edition hit shelves. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition followed in October 2016, and you can find Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition at your favorite bookstore this October.
Jim Kay is the man responsible for bringing the Harry Potter illustrated editions to life. Kay won a Carnegie Medal for his work on Patrick Ness' 2011 children's novel, A Monster Calls. His character illustrations for Sorcerer's Stone generated plenty of media attention in advance of the book's release, and for good reason. Kay is a wildly talented artist, and his Harry Potter illustrations make you feel all the feels all over again.
Here's your first look at the illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban cover.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition comes to a store near you on Oct. 3.