Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters - including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart - await inside this fully illustrated edition. With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart ...
Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity:
Quidditch Through the Ages and
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers,
The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. As well as receiving an OBE for services to children's literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France's Légion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster, and worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and then as an assistant curator of botanical illustrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew before returning to producing art full-time. After a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance career began. Alongside his illustration work, Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to the group exhibition
Memory Palace at the V&A museum in London. The Illustrated Edition of
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published to international acclaim. Bloomsbury has commissioned Jim to illustrate all seven books in J.K. Rowling's classic series. Jim lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner.
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Ich finde die Harry Potter Reihe ist nicht nur etwas für Kinder/Jugendliche. Wenn man gerne Fantasy-Bücher ließt, ist es definitiv eine gute Wahl.
Die gesamte Reihe ist somit zu empfehlen.
Harry's second adventure is probably awesome!!
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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is the second book of the Harry Potter series. This is Harry's second year at the Hogwarts school. But this time very strage things start to happen at Hogwarts. People are freezing by a strange kind of magic. As same as everytime Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine try to find out whats...
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is the second book of the Harry Potter series. This is Harry's second year at the Hogwarts school. But this time very strage things start to happen at Hogwarts. People are freezing by a strange kind of magic. As same as everytime Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine try to find out whats wrong. And in this time they get into real danger. What's the Chamber of Sectrets and what does it mean that it has been opened again?
I just love the Harry Potter series. Especially i love the wizarding world. It't just awesome and J. K. Rowling is a really talented women that you can read in every sentence. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!
Most beautiful Edition of Harry Potter
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Harry Potter can't wait to go back to Hogwarts. But something is going on there. First there is this strange house-elf named Dobby at Dursley's house saying he must not return to his school, then he has to go back to Hogwarts by a flying car and last but not least there is something in the old castle, attacking muggleborns! What...
Harry Potter can't wait to go back to Hogwarts. But something is going on there. First there is this strange house-elf named Dobby at Dursley's house saying he must not return to his school, then he has to go back to Hogwarts by a flying car and last but not least there is something in the old castle, attacking muggleborns! What is going on? Is Harry able to protect his best friend - and muggleborn - Hermione?
After the phenomenal illustrations in Harry Potter and the Philosophers's Stone I preordered Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as soon as possible. I know the story by heart, but with those beautiful illustrations it is kind of a new adventure to join. Full of little details - you can discover something new everytime you look at the pictures! The illustrations are gorgeous and I'm really happy that Jim Kay will illustrate all seven books.
The illustrations show us a whole new world. They match perfectly with the story and it's somehow like reading it once again for the very first time. You can discover something new whenever looking at the illustrations. The sizes of the illustrations are small and big and sometimes two pages. It's perfect!
I love Harry Potter and I surely can't imagine live without it. This edition is so beautiful you simply can't miss it! It's for us adults, grewing up with Harry Potter a great addition to our collection and for everyone, discovering Harry Potter for the very first time it's great as well. I just imagine showing my kids - if I ever will have some - this beautiful books and show them the world I grew up with...
„When in doubt, go to the library."
The story is perfect - with or without illustrations. But the illustrations make the story somehow new and this is great! I never regret buying this book and I can't wait for October 2017 and the third illustrated edition.