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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.
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Markus must have felt an enormous pressure, and as most writers are wont to do he began to doubt he had another great story in him. Readers all over the world wrote to encourage him, thanking him for their favourite book of his, and eventually Markus announced he was ready… Watch his message to his fans below.
The new story will follow a grown up Tracy who is now a single Mum struggling to make ends meet in London. Wilson stated that she was inspired to return to the character after seeing mothers holding copies of the Tracy Beaker books they read as children. The first book in the series was published 27 years ago and followed Tracy as she grew up in a care home that was known by Tracy and her friends as ‘the dumping ground’. Now Tracy is a mother and is struggling to raise her own challenging nine-year-old. Read More