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Dec 10 2019

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire by J.K. Rowling

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Illus. by Jim Kay. Harry Potter, book 4. Bloomsbury, 2019. ISBN: 9781408845677. hbk.
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Readers will need no introduction to the wonderful books by J.K. Rowling and fans and collectors will certainly want to keep this fabulous illustrated version of the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the goblet of fire.
Jim Kay's illustrations open up a new world for readers which will take them past the film images and let their imaginations work overtime. Starting with the fabulous wrap around jacket featuring a tiny Harry Potter battling an enormous beast, opening onto end papers showing a strange and fascinating octopus-like creature and then continuing with brightly coloured illustrations for lighter moments in the book, and dark, intriguing pictures for darker events, readers are in for a treat.
This is certainly a book for fans and for collectors and would make a wonderful gift. I also think that the illustrated editions (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling has also been reviewed) would tantalise even the most reluctant of readers
Pat Pledger

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