Celebrating 25 Years of Harry Potter Magic

Celebrating 25 Years of Harry Potter Magic

Merlin’s beard, 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! A lot has happened in 25 years, but if there’s one thing that’s been a beloved constant in our lives, it’s Harry Potter. Harry Potter has been a firm favourite at Better Reading Kids since our inception – it was even voted #1 in our 2021 Top 50 Kids!

To celebrate 25 years, a new silver anniversary jacket of the current edition of The Philosopher’s Stone is out now! Another very special edition will be released this June featuring the original cover art from the first edition… the book we all grew up with on our shelves.

Since the release of The Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling’s magical series has become an absolute global phenomenon, which has spawned into hit movies, spin-off films and a critically acclaimed play. It has also attracted a legion of dedicated fans, both young and old. The wizarding world and its fantastic characters are timeless and are forever fixed in our imaginations. Harry, Ron and Hermione’s journey through Hogwarts, years of adventures and fight against evil hold such meaning for readers – inspiring hope, wonder and, most of all, magic!

2022 has already got off to a Potter-filled start, with the release of the documentary Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, marking 20 years since the first film. Watching the cast reminisce in some of the original Hogwarts sets was, in a word, magical.

The third film in the Fantastic Beasts series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, is due for release in April 2022. We can’t wait to dive back into this wizarding world prequel, set before the events of Harry Potter.

What’s more, the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, set 19 years after Harry left Hogwarts, is now showing in Melbourne! This is an award-winning production that has charmed audiences around the world… there are even rumours it could be made into a film.

We can’t wait for what’s coming in this special anniversary year.

Bu a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone here.

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Publisher details

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author
J.K. Rowling
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genres
Children’s Fiction, Fantasy
Released
01 September, 2014
ISBN
9781408855652

Synopsis

#1 in Better Reading’s Top 50 Kids 2021... Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! These editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able jackets by award-winning illustrator Jonny Duddle, and are the perfect starting point for anyone who's ready to lose themselves in the biggest children's books of all time.
J.K. Rowling
About the author

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the much-loved series of seven Harry Potter novels, originally published between 1997 and 2007. Along with the three companion books written for charity, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films.Originally written by J.K. Rowling in aid of Comic Relief as a Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them became the inspiration behind a new and original five-film series for Warner Bros., the first of which was released in 2016. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.J.K. Rowling has collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London's West End in 2016 and on Broadway in 2018, and will have further worldwide openings in 2019.J.K. Rowling also writes the Cormoran Strike crime novels, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The fourth in this series was published in autumn 2018. The Strike books have been adapted for television for BBC and HBO television by Bronte Film & Television. J.K. Rowling is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a standalone novel for adults, published in 2012.

Books by J.K. Rowling

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