A Peek Inside the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

There are so many different covers for JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. From the original version to the adult versions and then there’s the updated covers. But that’s not all. There are also the house covers that they are coming out for the 20th anniversary of each book. Not to mention all the international versions.

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Y’all these are all the same book!

I have all the original covers and even though I desperately want all the house editions, I can’t justify buying the same book more than once. But I am only too happy to buy the illustrated versions because there is so much more to offer.

Jim Kay’s illustrations are beautiful and such a departure from the movie versions of well, all the things! All the characters, creatures and locations.

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These are a lovely addition to not only my library but a great investment for my kids library. The illustrations bring a certain kind of magic to an already amazing set of stories. They’re released annually around November and Prisoner of Azkaban is the latest to be released.

Here’s a sneak peek of Jim Kay’s illustrations for Prisoner of Azkaban:

Prisoner of Azkaban Talons-and-tea-leaves

Prisoner of Azkaban Marauders map
The Marauder’s Map

Prisoner of Azkaban wizards on the wall

Prisoner of Azkaban Hippogriff

Prisoner of Azkaban A grim defeat

Prisoner of Azkaban crookshanks

Prisoner of Azkaban Parvati Patel
Parvati looking fierce!

Prisoner of Azkaban Grindylow

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I love this picture of Buckbeak.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition is available at all major bookstores but I found it cheapest at Takealot for R365*.

*Price correct at the time of publishing

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I'm a Star Wars geek living in a Harry Potter world waiting for The Doctor to come around with his TARDIS. You'll find me with a nose in a book or battling LEGO Sauron with my husband on our couch. I was once told I watch too much TV now it's how I make a living ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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