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When Jim Kay illustrated the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone story a couple of years ago we were promised one new book in the series every year. At the end of last year Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released and many fans felt the illustrations just got better and better, and today we have the first look at the third book in the Harry Potter Franchise as we get an illustrated look at the Prisoner of Azkaban.
True to promise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released in October, a year after the second book in the series. It’s the third book to be interpreted in Kay’s unique style.
Those who have the first two books will know what to expect, rich images and detailed illustrations that often step away from the movie depictions. For the Prisoner of Azkaban you can expect more depictions of Hogwarts Professors, here’s Professor Snape and the remaining images released today, but this book sees the introduction of Professor Trelawney and Sirius Black too, characters I can’t wait to see the depiction of.
Author KC Land, aged 24, recently wrote and self-published her debut storybook Negan The Stardust, which attempts to explain one of the first and most important questions we ask: what are we made of, and where did we come from?
Land’s story is of a brave stellar atom named Negan who wanders with her friends Carbon and Hydrogen towards Earth after her own home is destroyed in a catastrophic explosion called a supernova.
The idea first came about when the author-whose real name is Casey Keene Stakland- was dealing with intense questions from her son.
“My son started asking some big questions such as ‘Why are we real?’ and ‘How did we get here?’ at the tender age of three. I tried at first to explain simply that we are real because we can make choices and that we all came from our mothers’ tummies, but he was obviously not satisfied with these answers and continued to ask.”
Now today we hear the news that there are two new Doctor Who stories coming later this year and female authors are again the flavour of the day. However, we’re in for a real treat this time as the two new stories are written by award winning Naomi Alderman (The Power), and Juno Dawson.
The ‘Creative call to arms’ will combine Neil Gaiman’s words with striking illustrations from Chris Riddell, drawn from speeches, poems and creative manifestos Art Matters will explore how reading, imagining and creating can change the world.