Harry Potter: new cover revealed
By Alice Vincent , Arts writer. Harry Potter is being re-vamped by the publishers Bloomsbury with new covers of the series by illustrator Jonny Duddle, and the second cover has now been revealed. The new illustration depicts one of the moments at the climax of the novel, when the boy wizard battles the basilisk in Hogwart's basement tunnels with Godric Gryffindor's sword and the aid of Professor Dumbledore's Phoenix, Fawkes. It's a comparatively lively scene in comparison to the original book cover for The Chamber of Secrets, which showed Harry, his friend Ron, and his owl Hedwig aloft in a flying car en route to Hogwarts at the start of the year. The new face of Harry Potter. Harry Potter covers: then and now.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS - BOOK REVIEW & DISCUSSION ⚡️
Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in , many publishers have created new editions of each book with new cover art provided by various illustrators. Bloomsbury is the British publication that has created both adult and children's covers. The adult edition usually depicts an object or place that plays a key part in the plot while the children's one features a major event in the book. Bloomsbury have commissioned many illustrators to design the cover. In , they had woodcut artist Andrew Davidson create new cover art for the paperback adult edition. Other artists commissioned by Bloomsbury to create full set of covers include Clare Melinsky and Jonny Duddle.
Rowling and the second novel in the Harry Potter series. The plot follows Harry 's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry , during which a series of messages on the walls of the school's corridors warn that the " Chamber of Secrets " has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin " would kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are found after attacks which leave residents of the school petrified. Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione investigate the attacks. Although Rowling says she found it difficult to finish the book, it won high praise and awards from critics, young readers and the book industry, although some critics thought the story was perhaps too frightening for younger children. Much like with other novels in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets triggered religious debates ; some religious authorities have condemned its use of magical themes, while others have praised its emphasis on self-sacrifice and on the way in which a person's character is the result of the person's choices. Several commentators have noted that personal identity is a strong theme in the book, and that it addresses issues of racism through the treatment of non-human, non-magical and non-living people.
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