Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter #1 by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter #1 by J.K. Rowling

The Illustrated edition of this classic by J.K. Rowling is now available – even in eBook! Illustrated by Jim Kay, please read on

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

As someone who finds it difficult to get the print version, I was looking forward to having the e-book. Although there was a warning about the animations of the book and where we would be able to experience them, that warning also applied to about 85% of the illustrations. The only illustrations I could see on my kindle or laptop were the ones at the beginning of each chapter. Even the ones without animations, were unavailable to those two devices.

Of course I loaded the book on my phone, to be able to get the full experience. After hooking it up on the charger (because the battery wore down, fast), I was ready to emerge in the world of magic again.

Jim Kay’s illustrations were amazing. The wait for the e-book was justified and well worth it! The work behind the animations was simply astonishing. There is not much to say about the book and Rowling’s writing, but this edition brings  the magic of the world to a whole new level.

Although I was let down because I couldn’t see the still illustrations in my kindle, I do not regret getting the book and I will certainly get the rest too!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter #1 by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Illustrated Edition)
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay
Series: Harry Potter #1
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0545790352
Published on: 6 October, 2015
Format:eBook
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 356
Rated: three-half-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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A specially designed Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as illustrated by Jim Kay.

Prepare to be spellbound by this dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and its much-loved characters in this exclusive Kindle in Motion edition of one of the world's favourite books - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.

In this Kindle in Motion edition, Jim Kay’s illustrations are available for the first time in a beautifully designed digital reading experience, with the artist’s interpretations of much-loved locations, characters and magical creatures newly animated to come alive on your device. See the smoke from the Hogwarts Express billow around Platform 9 ¾, experience the hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley, and witness the enchanting spectacle of the Sorting Ceremony. All this and other surprises and delights await in this specially-created digital book.

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

 

 

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown), which has now been published in 44 languages.

J.K. Rowling has also written The Cuckoo's Calling (Little Brown), her first crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which was published in 2013 and is to be translated into 37 languages.   A second Robert Galbraith novel is due to be published in 2014.

 

 

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