Take a Sneak Peak at 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' Illustrated Edition

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The official Bloomsbury Publishing YouTube channel just released an animated book trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition. The book will feature many illustrations by British Artist Jim McKay. You can see the sneak peak below: 


The trailer is absolutely gorgeous, showing us pictures of Mandrakes that look straight out of a Herbology textbook, complete with cursive annotations. We also see a detailed portrait of Hagrid in tears (this is likely during the scene when he was taken away from Hogwarts) and a majestic full-color picture of Fawkes the Phoenix.

The trailer also contains an endorsement of McKay by J.K. Rowling herself. Her quote states "I love seeing Jim McKay's interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful he continues to lend his talent to it."

McKay was also behind the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with came out October 6th of last year. Illustrated editions of the full Harry Potter series are planned.

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released on October 4th of this year. It will be published by Bloomsbury and Scholastic. 

I think it all looks great and find myself temptedt to buy it. What do you think? Do you want this illustrated edition?

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