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J. K. Rowling - Author

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

 

Featured books by J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts! An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ...'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2016

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2015

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - 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. 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!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially when the darkest forces are on the rise. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Suspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord's attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He's desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley's - but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort's Dark Forces that it once was. In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince - and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously? These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Then students are found as though turned to stone, and a terrible warning is discovered painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Other books by J. K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2018

A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded' Lord Voldemort Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`Will you, Severus, watch over my son Draco as he attempts to fulfil the Dark Lord's wishes?' Narcissa Malfoy Suspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord's attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He's desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley's - but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort's Dark Forces that it once was. In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince - and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities' Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Then students are found as though turned to stone, and a terrible warning is discovered painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`This is the weapon he has been seeking so assiduously since his return: the knowledge of how to destroy you' Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be' Albus Dumbledore When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially when the darkest forces are on the rise. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`The Dark Lord will rise again with his servant's aid, greater and more terrible than ever before' Sybill Trelawney Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously? These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

`He'll be famous - a legend - I wouldn't be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in future - there will be books written about Harry' Minerva McGonagall Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world has won legions of fans since the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in hardback in 2015, becoming a bestseller around the world. This irresistible smaller-format paperback edition of J.K. Rowling's novel brings the magic of Jim Kay's illustration to new readers, with full-colour pictures, French flaps and a handsome poster pull-out at the back of the book. This edition has been beautifully redesigned with selected illustration highlights - the fully illustrated edition is still available in hardback. When a letter arrives for Harry Potter on his eleventh birthday, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . . Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader's bookshelf.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since first publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable guide to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Muggles who have seen the eponymous film or read the Harry Potter novels will be familiar with some of these beasts - the Niffler, the Thunderbird, the Hippogriff ... This new paperback edition features the recently revised 2017 text, which includes six curious new creatures that inhabit the North American continent, and a new foreword from Newt Scamander that sheds fascinating light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s. This new paperback edition features gorgeously shimmery snakeskin detail on the foil effect jacket and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Witches, wizards and Muggles of all ages will delight in discovering the extraordinary habits and habitats of magical beasts from across five continents.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Scots

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Scots

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Mr and Mrs Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon. 2017 will see an auspicious alignment of anniversaries. J. K. Rowling's world-beating debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 this year and Itchy Coo, celebrating 15 years in the book trade, will publish a Scots version of this classic text - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane. The novel has already been translated into a staggering 79 languages - Itchy Coo's Scots translation will be language number 80. Since 2002, Itchy Coo has been wowing young readers and challenging old attitudes with bold new translations of books by Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Alexander McCall Smith, A.A. Milne, Asterix and others - and done it all in the wonderful Scots language which has the power to engage, excite and entertain readers of all ages. Matthew Fitt's forthcoming Scots translation of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal adventure story will break new ground and earn a place in hearts of young Scots readers and Harry Potter fans alike.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 07/11/2017

This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. This deluxe edition is a must-have for any Potter fan. It comes with a gorgeous art print in a beautiful slipcase and features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander's years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts. This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters - including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and - of course - danger.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 03/10/2017

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new collector's edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Greenaway Medal winner Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. Breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters - including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney - await inside as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and - of course - danger. This beautiful, deluxe edition features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers - the ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 13/07/2017

`Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, `and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.' As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy ... This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they follow Harry in the epic conclusion of J.K. Rowling's record-breaking, multi-award-winning series.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Author: J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2017

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller. This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/06/2017

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. This is an essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, and includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! Narrated by Eddie Redmayne, this is the first audio book edition of Scamander's textbook ever to be released. Having starred as Newt Scamander himself in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who better to narrate this Hogwarts Library book from one of the Wizarding World's most famous Magizoologists? Eddie's film credits include The Danish Girl, My Week with Marilyn, Les Miserables and The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Actor. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ... `No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ... Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury has published four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content includes fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book has sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions are a must-have for all Harry Potter fans.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ... Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury has published four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content includes fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book has sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions are a must-have for all Harry Potter fans.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ...Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content will include fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book will have sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ... Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer's pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs - and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury has published four House Editions of J.K. Rowling's modern classic. These stunning editions each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and line illustrations exclusive to that house, by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold. Exciting new extra content includes fact files and profiles of favourite characters, and each book has sprayed edges in the house colours. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions are a must-have for all Harry Potter fans.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 04/05/2017

`You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.' Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time ... This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they follow Harry and his friends through the fifth thrilling instalment of their adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 04/05/2017

There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building ... wherever they had murdered ... When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny ... This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they follow Harry through the penultimate instalment of his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot' and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump' complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster's archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella. This brand new edition of these much loved fairy tales from the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of the Lumos (link to wearelumos.org), an international children's charity (registered charity number 1112575) founded in 2005 by J.K Rowling. Lumos is dedicated ending the institutionalisation of children, a harmful practice that affects the lives of up to eight million disadvantaged children around the world who live in institutions and orphanages, many placed there as a result of poverty, disability, disease, discrimination and conflict; very few are orphans. Lumos works to reunite children with their families, promote family-based care alternatives and help authorities to reform their systems and close down institutions and orphanages.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot' and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump' complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster's archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella. This brand new edition of these much loved fairy tales from the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of the Lumos (link to wearelumos.org), an international children's charity (registered charity number 1112575) founded in 2005 by J.K Rowling. Lumos is dedicated ending the institutionalisation of children, a harmful practice that affects the lives of up to eight million disadvantaged children around the world who live in institutions and orphanages, many placed there as a result of poverty, disability, disease, discrimination and conflict; very few are orphans. Lumos works to reunite children with their families, promote family-based care alternatives and help authorities to reform their systems and close down institutions and orphanages.

Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 10/11/2016

`There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways ... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.' The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive! This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they cheer Harry on through his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2016

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2016

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 ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 04/10/2016

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new collector's edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters - including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart - await inside 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 ... This beautiful, deluxe edition features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers - the ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 10 CDs with a total running time of 12 hours and 5 minutes. With irresistible new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves ... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

Newly repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 8 CDs with a total running time of 9 hours and 40 minutes. With irresistible jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 24 CDs with a total running time of 29 hours and 5 minutes. With new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 20 CDs with a total running time of 24 hours and 1 minute. With irresistible new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 17 CDs with a total running time of 20 hours and 55 minutes. With irresistible new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 17 CDs with a total running time of 20 hours and 45 minutes. With irresistible new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Author: J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2016

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. This Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to purchase until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 07/07/2016

`Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.' When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves ... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking Kiss ... This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as the plot thickens and the dangers multiply in Harry's third year at Hogwarts.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts! An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ...'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 01/03/2016

An utterly enchanting feast of a book, this stunning collector's edition of the full-colour illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a volume to treasure for a lifetime. Brimming with rich detail and humour, Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters will captivate fans and new readers alike. In oil, pastel, pencil, watercolour, pixels and a myriad of other techniques, Jim Kay has created over 115 astonishing illustrations; there really is magic on every page. This beautiful, deluxe edition of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers - the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 28/01/2016

`There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they follow Harry and his friends through their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Latin Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Latin Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Essential reading for Latin learners the world over! The second book in J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series is available in Latin. Lovers of the language and students alike will delight in Peter Needham's cleverly witty translation. Reissued with stunning new Jonny Duddle cover art, Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum is sure to captivate a new generation.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Welsh Harri Potter a maen yr Athronydd (Welsh)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Welsh Harri Potter a maen yr Athronydd (Welsh)

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Broliai Mr a Mrs Dursley, rhif pedwar Privet Drive The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are familiar to readers the world over as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive ...' Learners and lovers of the Welsh language will delight in Emily Huws's sparkling Welsh language translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of the original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2015

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - 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. 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!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Suspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord's attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He's desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley's - but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort's Dark Forces that it once was. In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince - and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially when the darkest forces are on the rise. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Then students are found as though turned to stone, and a terrible warning is discovered painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously? These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Very Good Lives The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

Very Good Lives The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2015

In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Book Release Date: 05/02/2015

This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Irish

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Irish

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Bhi conai ar mhuintir Dursley in uimhir a ceathair Privet Drive ...' The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are familiar to readers the world over as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive ...' Learners and lovers of the Irish language will delight in Maire Nic Mhaolain's sparkling Irish language translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of the original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Ancient Greek

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Ancient Greek

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Essential reading for Classics scholars the world over! J.K. Rowling's masterpiece Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available in Ancient Greek. Students of Classics will delight in Andrew Wilson's sparkling translation, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling's original, now reissued with stunning new Jonny Duddle cover art.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Latin Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Latin Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin)

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattor signatis ...' The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are more familiar to readers as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive ...' Following in the steps of other great children's classics, including Winnie the Pooh (winnie ille pu) and Paddington Bear (ursus nomine paddington), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available in Latin. Learners and lovers of Latin will delight in Peter Needham's sparkling translation, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling's original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is now broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive! These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive! These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves ... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves ... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is now broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ...

Ein plotzlicher Todesfall

Ein plotzlicher Todesfall

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

Als Barry Fairbrother plotzlich stirbt, sind die Einwohner von Pagford geschockt. Denn auf den ersten Blick ist die englische Kleinstadt mit ihrem hubschen Marktplatz und der alten Kirche ein vertraumtes und friedliches Idyll, dem Aufregung fremd ist. Doch der Schein trugt. Hinter der malerischen Fassade liegt die Stadt im Krieg. Und dass Barrys Sitz im Gemeinderat nun frei wird, schafft den Nahrboden fur den groten Krieg, den die Stadt je erlebt hat. Wer wird als Sieger aus der Wahl hervorgehen - einer Wahl, die voller Leidenschaft, Doppelzngigkeitund unerwarteter Offenbarungen steckt?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes increasingly clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But will he be able to overcome the challenges ahead of him? The race to locate and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, the hidden pieces of Voldemort's soul, begins. Harry will need all the help he can get.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

Harry is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2013

When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. The ultimate signal to the magic world of the Dark Lord's return would be the defeat of the one and only survivor of his death curse, Harry Potter. So when Harry is entered for the prestigious yet dangerous Triwizard Tournament, he knows that rather than win it, the pressure is on to succeed. But Harry does not realise that he will soon face a horrifying fate . . .

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Harry can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts School. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

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, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister adventure 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.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/09/2012

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems.And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Harry Potter Und Der Halbblutprinz

Harry Potter Und Der Halbblutprinz

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2008

'You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?' said Ron incredulously. 'You're kidding, right?' (From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) Published by the charity Lumos in association with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the first new book from J. K. Rowling since the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, with his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans will be thrilled to have this opportunity to read the tales in full. An exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter, the tales reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', recounted in Deathly Hallows, plus 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each has its own magical character and will bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive. Lumos is a charity founded by J. K. Rowling which aims to make life better for disadvantaged children. Registered Charity Number: 1112575.

Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch

Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2008

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/08/2007

'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince draws to a close. And here, in this seventh and final book, Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling will reveal all to her eagerly waiting readers.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2007

'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince draws to a close. And here, in this seventh and final book, Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling will reveal all to her eagerly waiting readers.

Harry Potter Und Der Orden Des Phonix

Harry Potter Und Der Orden Des Phonix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2007

Reading Round Edinburgh A Guide to Children's Books of the City

Reading Round Edinburgh A Guide to Children's Books of the City

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2007

'My love affair with writing in this city culminated in having the book launch of the sixth Harry Potter at Edinburgh Castle, easily my favourite launch so far.' -- J. K. Rowling 'A glimpse of a lit room as one passes by is like seeing a little tableau. I don't want to be invited in and shown it in detail. I only want an impression. My imagination can do the rest.' -- Joan Lingard, author of The Sign of the Black Dagger and Tilly and the Badgers 'Did you know that if Robert Louis Stevenson had never written 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', there might be no big, green, angry superhero called the Hulk? In fact, there's a good chance we wouldn't have an evil Jedi Knight called Darth Vader either.' -- Keith Gray, author of The Runner and Creepers 'I decided to poke gentle fun at some of the ladies who'd lived beside us. I turned them all into one Mrs McKitty. These ladies all wore hats from Jenners, and were afraid of nothing and no one. And of course they all had the famous Morningside Panloaf Accent !' -- Aileen Paterson, author of the Maisie books From its secret underground streets to the top of Arthur's Seat, the city of Edinburgh has been the inspiration for many children's books and writers. This unique guide will help children and adults to discover Edinburgh through its children's books -- and to discover new books and writers through their city. With full-colour, child-friendly maps for different areas of Edinburgh, the book can be used as an informative walking guide around Edinburgh, or read as a fascinating overview of the city's rich contribution to children's literature. The contributors to the book represent the cream of Edinburgh children's writing, from Joan Lingard and Mollie Hunter to Keith Gray, Gill Arbuthnott and Nicola Morgan. Each writer talks about why Edinburgh is such a perfect setting for their work, and introduces the area closest to their heart. There's also an Introduction by J. K. Rowling. This book is a great present for children (and their families) who live in Edinburgh, or who are visiting the city. It is also a required purchase for libraries as the definitive guide to Edinburgh's literature for children.

Harry Potter Und Die Kammer Des Schreckens

Harry Potter Und Die Kammer Des Schreckens

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince CD for Libraries

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince CD for Libraries

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/08/2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/08/2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2005

'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again, said Fudge.' These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2003

This new novel by J. K. Rowling continues the further adventures of boy wizard Harry and his friends. Harry is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School, and what he is about to discover will turn his world upside down.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2002

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last. 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as good as its predecessor Hogwarts is a creation of genius.' - The Times Literary Supplement . All the Harry Potter titles are now available in large print. This best-selling series has sold over 100 million copies around the world.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2002

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harary can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. 'The most eagerly awaited children's book for years.' - The Evening Standard . 'The Harry Potter books are that rare thing, a series of stories adored by by parents and children alike'. - The Daily Telegraph . All the Harry Potter books are now available in large print.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2002

The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. There are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march. All Harry Potter titles are now available in large print. 'The world of Hogwarts is complete in every way the richness and scale of Rowling's invention is exhilerating.' - The Guardian .

Harry Potter En Die Beker Vol Vuur

Harry Potter En Die Beker Vol Vuur

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2001

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2001

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2000

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