New US covers commissioned for Harry Potter books
NEW YORK (AP) - The Harry Potter books are getting a makeover.
Scholastic Inc announced on Wednesday that new covers have been commissioned for United States trade paperback editions of J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series.
The first new cover for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone replaces Mary GrandPre's iconic sandy-coloured design of Harry in flight with a purplish-blue street setting by graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi. The GrandPre illustrations will still be used for hardcovers and mass market paperbacks.
The new edition of Sorcerer's Stone is scheduled for September, the 15th anniversary of Potter's debut in the US.