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5 ottobre per questa meraviglia da JIM KAY.

A unique and beautiful gift book celebrating the astonishing art of Jim Kay – 366 magical moments from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels evoked in spellbinding …

Harry Potter – A Magical Year: The Illustrations of Jim KayBy J.K. Rowling

Illustrated by Jim Kay Bloomsbury

A unique and beautiful gift book celebrating the astonishing art of Jim Kay – 366 magical moments from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels evoked in spellbinding brushstrokes, characterful ink work and intimate pencil sketches.
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay’s incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world.
This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by The Boy Who Lived. Each day features a favourite anniversary or meaningful memory from the Harry Potter novels. All around, Jim Kay’s scenic artwork and decorative painter’s marks bring that moment to life in breathtaking detail. His unique interpretation is both captivating and transporting – picture frozen icicles glinting on the snowy towers of Hogwarts, the dancing eyes of Professor Albus Dumbledore, or the infectious hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley. Stunning colour illustrations are joined by previously unseen pencil sketches and preparatory pieces, offering a unique and fascinating insight into the artist’s sketchbook.
Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world has been enchanting readers since the publication of the groundbreaking Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Now both lifelong fans and new readers can explore that world further. The Kate Greenaway Medal winner’s bewitching character studies, sweeping landscapes and beautifully observed pencil details reveal the skill and process of an artist working at the peak of his powers.
This is the perfect gift to give at birthdays and Christmas, to share at bedtime or to make a friend smile. A Magical Year brings together Harry, Ron, Hermione and a host of other beloved characters in a bewitching illustrated compendium that readers everywhere will cherish for years to come.



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500 copie per la primissima edizione de Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone, uscito il 26 giugno 1997. 300 acquistate dalle biblioteche, ecco perchè una copia di questa prima tiratura è una sorta di Graal per i collezionisti. Poi, la serie arrivò ai 450 milioni di copie vendute nel mondo, alla traduzione in 79 lingue (fino ai pubblici roghi in qualche località USA, dove certi gruppi di fondamentalisti cristiani accusarono il libro di incitare i giovani alla stregoneria)

Ecco una guida al collezionismo, noi ricordiamo la prima edizione italiana, quella con il povero mago privo di occhiali, una copia su Ebay proposta a 745 euro. Salani realizzò anche un calendario perpetuo, eccolo qua.


e questo è il link per leggere la guida. Auguri, Harry Potter, venti anni portati bene!


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