Johnny Duddle’s “Prisoner of Azkaban” Cover Has Arrived!

It was just over a month ago that Bloomsbury revealed Jonny Duddle’s cover for Chamber of Secrets, and now his interpretation of Prisoner of Azkaban has arrived!

Check it out:



This edition of the book will be released in the UK on September 1, 2014.

Some readers may notice that Duddle has chosen to illustrate the same scene for the new Bloomsbury cover as Kazu Kibuishi did for his 15th anniversary Scholastic cover last year. What do you think of it? Thoughts on what might be coming for Goblet of Fire? Let us know!

Press Release


Bloomsbury reveals new children’s jacket for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

As part of the new look for the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury Children’s Books today reveals the cover for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Illustrated by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle, the jacket depicts Harry’s Patronus and the Dementors. All seven new editions will be published on 1st September 2014 and will also be exclusively available in eBook format at the Pottermore Shop.

Jonny Duddle is best known for his award-winning picture books, including The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (winner of the Waterstones Children’s Prize and shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize). He has a background in the computer games industry and is highly skilled at character development. His work has appeared in Aardman films and Terry Pratchett novels.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.