New Covers for the Final 4 Books of 'Harry Potter' Series


Scholastics unveiled the new covers for Books 4 and 5 of 'Harry Potter' are timed to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' (first published in September 1998).

Originally published July 8, 2000, 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' is the first 'Harry Potter' book that was published in the United States and United Kingdom on the same day.

13 years after, the book will have a new cover designed by Kazu Kibuishi. The new cover depicts Harry versus the Hungarian Horntail.

The new cover for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' depicts the upcoming 5th year student Harry flying above the clouds on a thestral with Hogwarts in the background.

Meanwhile, the new cover for 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' to debut at San Diego Comic-Con on on July 18th at 7:30, that's the exact same time that ABC Family will be showing the film adaptation of the book.

And the final book, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' which was released 6 years ago, will have a new cover which is set to release on the boy wizard’s birthday at a party being thrown at Scholastic’s New York City headquarters.

“Pull out your Marauder’s Map and Apparate (or fly your Firebolt) to Scholastic Headquarters on July 31 at 12 p.m. and celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Harry Potter series in a magical way!” writes Scholastic. “Join us as we unveil the all-new cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final of the seven new trade paperback editions illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi.”

“Fans, old and new, can meet Kazu Kibuishi and Arthur Levine, editor of all U.S. Harry Potter books, see Hagrid, enjoy wizardry crafts and magical fun, and take a photo in a giant cut-out of the new Harry Potter cover…PLUS participate in the Harry Potter costume contest!”

The new covers designed by Kazu Kibuishi will hit book store shelves on August 27th. Only the paperback versions will be modified. Mary GrandPre’s artwork will remain on the hardbacks.

Source: Scholastics

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