Feast Your Eyes on the 20th-Anniversary Editions of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
Anniversaries are always a special occasion, especially when it comes to Harry Potter. These books, just like us, are not getting any younger. Start saving up those Galleons, because Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is turning 20 later this year, and in celebration, a special 20th-anniversary edition is being released.
Bloomsbury announced the release earlier today, promising that the new editions will be published in time for the book’s 20th anniversary on July 8. As with the previous two books’ special anniversary editions, Prisoner of Azkaban will be released in all four House colors. These new editions will again leave you with the serious life decision of whether you should buy a paperback or a hardback copy. If you just can’t choose, start saving up for both!
These new books will feature a beautiful illustration by Levi Pinfold of Sirius Black’s Animagus with magical iconography featuring some of the themes and moments from the story. The Animagus also serves as the “crest” for the Hogwarts Houses.
The paperback edition will look very similar to the previous two books’ anniversary editions, with the covers and pages displaying their respective House colors.
The hardback edition will be black with the modified House crests displayed in color along with sprayed, striped pages that makes one think of the respective Houses’ scarves.
Fans can also look forward to finding a few surprises inside these new releases, like additional fascinating facts about the Hogwarts Houses as well as more illustrations by Levi Pinfold that will feature some of the characters casting their Patronuses. All this, along with the beautiful new cover designs, is enough to make us wish that July were already on our doorstep.
Mark your calendars and make sure to march over to your nearest bookstore to get a copy, after which you can reread it for what will probably be the hundredth time. Mischief managed.
You can have a look at a video of the books below.