BWW Previews: HARRY POTTER 20th Anniversary Covers Revealed
This year marks the 20th anniversary of HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE being published in the USA. (Last year marked the 20th anniversary of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE in the UK.)
To celebrate this iconic anniversary, Scholastic has created new covers for every book in the series, out June 26th. There will be a special collectible boxset out in September with new box art.
The new covers were designed by 2-time Caldecott Winner Brian Selznick. Two of Selznick's books, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET and WONDERSTRUCK, were turned into movies.
In a press release from Scholastic, Selznick stated,
"I'm a huge Harry Potter fan (a proud Hufflepuff!) and to be asked to illustrate the 20th anniversary edition covers was an absolute honor. I knew this project came with so much responsibility to the stories, as well as to the readers. I revisited the books and was especially moved by the relationships between the characters in J.K. Rowling's magical world, so I wanted these covers to reflect that. One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the process was drawing seven independent covers that would stand on their own, while making sure that they also lined up to create one single satisfying image. It took dozens and dozens of sketches to get it right, and I am thrilled to share my great love for the books with these new illustrations."
Are you ready to see the gorgeous new Harry Potter covers side by side!?
Here they are individually:
How many hidden objects can you spot in the covers!?