Harry Potter books get a makeover

14 Feb

I stumbled across this article about American publisher of The Harry Potter books, Scholastic, redesigning the cover of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s stone if you’re in America) to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the books.

Here’s the British cover, which is the one I own and received aged 9, and think is the best.

British Cover

British Cover

And here is the old American cover on top, and the new American cover on the bottom.

Old American Cover

Old American Cover

New American Cover

New American Cover

The new cover is being released in September, as paperbacks. Would love to know your thoughts on the covers, and which you prefer.

-H-

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5 Responses to “Harry Potter books get a makeover”

  1. Toni February 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    The original British cover is sentimental so that’s my favourite. I do prefer the new US cover to the old US cover though. More striking.

    • hms1990 February 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Totally agree Toni. The new cover instantly makes me think of diagon alley, old cover doesn’t make me think of anything!

  2. Jeyna Grace February 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    I love the new cover! It is way better than the old US cover.

  3. Vickie Bates February 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I actually prefer the new image to the previous two. The original British cover makes Harry look about 27 years old, which seems all wrong!

    • hms1990 February 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

      He actually does look old, I never noticed!

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