For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry -- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable.
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J.K. Rowlingis the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies AND have been translated INTO 79 languages, AND three companion books originally published FOR charity. She IS also the author of "The Casual Vacancy," a novel FOR adults published IN 2012, AND, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, IS the author of the Cormoran Strikecrime series.J.K. Rowling IS making her screenwriting debut AND IS a producer ON the film "Fantastic BeastsandWhere to Find Them," a further extension of theWizarding World, due FOR RELEASE IN November 2016. Jack Thorne writes FOR theatre, film, television AND radio. His theatre credits include "Hope" AND "Let The Right One In," BOTH directed BY John Tiffany, "The Solid Life of Sugarwater" FOR the Graeae Theatre Company, "Bunny" FOR the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Stacy" FOR the Trafalgar Studios, " 2nd May 1997" AND "When You Cure Me" FOR the Bush. His adaptations include "The Physicists" FOR the Donmar Warehouse AND "Stuart: A Life Backwards" FOR Hightide. ON film his credits include "War Book," "A Long Way Down" AND "The Scouting Book for Boys." FOR television his credits include "The Last Panthers," "Don t Take My Baby," " This Is England," "The Fades," "Glue" AND "Cast-Offs" AND the upcoming "National Treasure." IN 2012 he won BAFTAs FOR best series ("The Fades") AND best SERIAL ("This Is England 88"). John Tiffany directed "Once" FOR which he was the recipient of multiple awards BOTH IN the West END AND ON Broadway. AS Associate Director of the Royal Court, his WORK includes "The Twits," "Hope" AND "The Pass." He was the director of "Let The Right One In" FOR the NATIONAL Theatre of Scotland, which transferred TO the Royal Court, West END AND St. Ann s Warehouse. His other WORK FOR the NATIONAL Theatre of Scotland includes "Macbeth" (also Broadway), "Enquirer," "The Missing," "Peter Pan," "The House of Bernarda Alba," "Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me," "Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us," The "Bacchae," "Black Watch," FOR which he won the Olivier AND Critics Circle Best Director Awards, "Elizabeth Gordon Quinn" AND "Home: Glasgow." Other recent credits include "The Glass Menagerie" AT A.R.T. AND ON Broadway AND "The Ambassador" AT BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the NATIONAL Theatre of Scotland FROM 2005 TO 2012, AND was a Radcliffe Fellow AT Harvard University IN the 2010-2011 academic year.