Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What's On The Bookshelf Wednesday - Patchwork In Unexpected Places!

Hi, all!  

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time to see what's on the bookshelf again!  Actually, today's book came in the mail today and while I wasn't originally going to do this book (you'll understand why in a moment) when I saw this picture, I decided it was meant to be!  

Because who knew that the sorting hat was made of patchwork???

This book - an illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - came in the mail today, on the very day it was released.  Hooray for Amazon pre-orders!!!  I ordered it to give to Lilli, my 8-year old granddaughter, for Christmas - but I'm going to look it over first.  She's really getting into reading, and she loves the first HP movie, so this should be a fun book for her.

The illustrations are just wonderful - some are full page with text over them, like this one of Hedwig...

And all of our favorite characters are there - don't you just love this pic of Hagrid with his pink umbrella?

And of course, Ron with his rat, and a sweater probably made by his mom!

The pages are nice and sturdy, chock full of Jim Kay's gorgeous illustrations, and the occasional ink splatter.  It will remind you of a student's well-used school book in that regard!  

I'm really hoping that they do these illustrated versions for each of the HP books - I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for them!  I'll go out on a limb and say that this book is a "must-have" for any HP fan - it is truly a work of art and makes the world of Harry Potter just a little more real - a sneak peek for all of us muggles!  (Amazing - the auto-correct on my computer doesn't recognize the word "muggle"!  Go figure!)


So that's what's on my bookshelf today.  Have you taken a look at yours lately?




  1. This is perfect! I'll be buying this as a Christmas present for a much older child :)

  2. Sweet. Love the illustrations.

  3. This looks like a wonderful book for your granddaughter!!

  4. What a cool book and illustrations! That'd make a neat Christmas gift. Thanks for the review!

  5. Something new and wonderful in the world of Harry Potter! Oh this will fly off the bookshelves Sarah. The illustrations look wonderful and I love the patchwork sorting hat. :)

  6. I just saw a story about this book and the artist on BBC news. I didn't realize the first book was already available! Rest assured, the artist is looking forward to doing the later books so they will eventually be in our hands too. :- ) Now I may have to go order at least one copy for my family members for Christmas!


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