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June 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New trade paperbacks and boxed set with covers byKibuishi will be released on August 27, 2013
Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today unveiled the new cover for
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - the fourth of seven trade paperback editions with new covers illustrated by
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi.
Arthur Levine, Vice President and Publisher, Arthur A Levine Books unveiled the new cover in
Chicago, IL at the annual American Library Association convention. The complete series of new books and a new boxed set will be available on
August 27, 2013, as part of Scholastic's celebration of the 15
th anniversary of the U.S. publication of
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the original book in
J.K. Rowling's best-selling
Harry Potter series.
In each of the new cover illustrations, Kibuishi perfectly captures a pivotal moment from that particular book. For
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the artwork captures the triumphant moment when Harry uses his Firebolt broom to retrieve the golden dragon's egg he needs to move forward in the Triwizard Tournament as the crowd cheers him on.
Fifteen years after the first U.S. publication of
J.K. Rowling's first book,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in
September 1998, there are more than 150 million
Harry Potter books in print in
the United States alone and the series still hits bestseller lists regularly. The seven
Harry Potter books are published in over 200 territories in 74 languages and have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.
About Kazu Kibuishi: Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1
New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels, as well as the comic collection Copper, both published by Graphix/Scholastic. He is also the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comic series; and the creator of
Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, which was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. Kazu Kibuishi lives in
Alhambra, California with his family. Visit him at
http://www.boltcity.com and on Twitter at @BoltCity.
For more information about Scholastic visit our media room at
For more information about
Harry Potter and the new paperback releases, visit
http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/harrypotter where downloadable images of the new cover for
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as previously released covers of
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are available. Three more new covers will be revealed in the coming weeks.