The time has come…for cover #2!
In February, we were thrilled to announce the release of 7 brand-new covers for the entire Harry Potter series, each designed by Kazu Kibuishi, and to reveal the cover of book 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! Since then, we’ve been counting down for the next big reveal…and it’s finally here!
This morning, Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade Publishing, Arthur A. Levine, Vice President, Publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books and award winning artist Kazu Kibuishi unveiled the cover of the new trade paperback of J.K. Rowling’s second Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Book Expo America in New York City. Why? Because we wanted to offer something special for the new generation of readers who are just starting their Hogwarts journey!
Kazu’s new covers will grace the U.S. trade paperback editions that will hit stores in August 2013. It’s all part of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series. This morning at Book Expo America (BEA), a looooong line of book folks waited patiently as Kazu himself unveiled his wonderful artwork. You can see some of the excitement on Twitter at #BEA13.
The cover depicts the Burrow, home of the Weasley family and their flying Ford Anglia which Harry and the Weasleys fly to Hogwarts. New paperback editions of all seven books, illustrated by Kibuishi, will be released on August 27th in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The first cover, already revealed, can be downloaded here.
What do you think of cover #2?