When the Harry Potter illustrated series by Jim Kay was first announced we were promised a book a year, making buying Christmas presents very easy! However, when it came to the Autumn of 2018 it was announced that there would be no Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated in time for Christmas.
Rumour was that Jim Kay was struggling to finish in time, given the length of the later books. If true it’s not great news as it means that it’s likely to be an ongoing problem as the books get longer.
However, this week we did have some fantastic news as we finally have a cover reveal, a release date, and preorder information for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated.
Earlier this week Bloomsbury tweeted this vide, revealing the cover and information about the big book. It certainly looks like it’s going to be a hefty tome!
IT’S HERE and it’s on fire ?? ⚡. Behold the cover you’ve been clamouring for: Harry Potter and the #GobletOfFire by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by the phenomenal Jim Kay.
Out 8th October, pre-order NOW to get an exclusive tote bag https://t.co/fVpLtQ4zmi #HarryPotterIllustrated pic.twitter.com/YP1ciThJC3
— Bloomsbury UK (@BloomsburyBooks) March 12, 2019
Pottermore also tweeted this little snippet, which gives a small peek at the illustrations we can expect in the new book.
“It is my very great pleasure to inform you that the Triwizard Tournament will be taking place at Hogwarts this year” …And it is our great pleasure to reveal exclusive Jim Kay artwork from #HarryPotterIllustrated Goblet of Fire, coming 8 October 2019! https://t.co/VyorlBQ5GB pic.twitter.com/zY6usloxWM
— PotterMoreMischievous (@pottermore) March 12, 2019
The release date is 8th October, so it will at least be out in time for this Christmas and you can pre-order now from your local bookshop, or from Amazon on the link below.