The Hogwarts Library

The Hogwarts Library, written by author J.K. Rowling as well, consists of books that were all mentioned in the Harry Potter book series. The first two books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages, were released as a set in March 2001 for Comic Relief. Both were mentioned in the first installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The last of the set, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was auctioned off for charity in December 2007. A year later, it was then released to the general public, with proceeds going to J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  Quidditch Through the Ages  The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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Jonny Duddle

Jonny Duddle is a Welsh illustrator who grew up roaming the mountains and beautiful landscapes of North Wales. He also spent much of that time drawing and creating his own beautiful worlds on paper.

After studying illustration in college, followed by a stint of unusual jobs, he eventually became a designer for computer games. It was while doing this that Jonny wrote and illustrated his first picture book, The Pirate Cruncher, in 2009. He followed this up with 2012’s The Pirates Next Door, for which he was awarded the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. He would go on that year to work for Aardman Animations in animating their critically acclaimed film The Pirates! His artwork is created using a blend of pencil and digital drawing techniques.

In 2014, Bloomsbury contacted Duddle about illustrating a new set of covers for the entire Harry Potter series. These beautiful covers were released the same year. In 2017, Duddle also illustrated covers for the Hogwarts Library series.

To read more about Duddle’s ideas and inspirations for his cover, check out our exclusive interview with him here.

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Lisbeth Zwerger

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Lisbeth Zwerger is an Austrian illustrator born May 26, 1954, in Vienna, Austria. She has been illustrating children’s books for over 40 years and specialises in fairytales.

Zwerger studied at the Applied Arts Academy of Vienna, but left before completing her course. She favors working with watercolors and is influenced by the work of, among others, Arthur Rackham.

She has received numerous awards her work, the most notable of which is the Hans Christian Andersen Award – the highest award for the work of children’s books authors and illustrators, it recognizes lasting contributions to children’s literature. Zwerger was awarded it in 1990.

For the 2018 illustrated editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Lisbeth Zwerger illustrated the US version.

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Olivia Lomenech Gill

Olivia Lomenech Gill

Olivia is a talented artist, illustrator, and printmaker. Olivia resides in Thumberland, UK. Her artwork is inspired by life- human, animal, and imaginary creatures. She owns and operates her printing press. Olivia has completed a vast array of skillful artwork. Olivia’s first experience as an illustrator was in 2012 when she had the opportunity to illustrate the book Where My Wellies Take Me. She was awarded the English Association Picture Book Awards in 2013 for her illustrations in Where My Wellies Take Me. In 2017, her work was published in the illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Olivia brought life to the fantasy creatures of the Wizarding World with spirited, detailed, and skillful illustrations.

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Chris Riddell

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Chris Riddell was born on April 13, 1962 in Capetown, South Africa. Riddell moved to England as a toddler. He developed an interest in the arts as a young child. Chris Riddell is an award winning illustrator and author. He is best known for his illustrative work on The Edge Chronicles, written by Paul Stewart. Riddell has been an active illustrator and author since the early 1980’s. In 2018, he illustrated the The Tales of Beedle the Bard, written by J.K. Rowling.

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