An Illustrated Version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is Coming Soon
Last year, British illustrator Jim Kay put a new spin on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by coupling author J.K. Rowling's words with vivid illustrations. It was the first volume in the artist's project to illustrate all seven books in the series. This year, Scholastic (Bloomsbury Publishing in the UK) will be releasing the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The text, to be released on October 4, will feature 115 full-color images that playfully reimagine scenes of the original story. Readers can relive all the action as Harry Potter meets Dobby the house elf, professor Gilderoy Lockhart, the emotional bathroom spirit Moaning Myrtle, and more.
"Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly," J.K. Rowling said. "I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it."