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July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of
Harry Potter today revealed the new cover for
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – the fifth of seven new trade paperback editions illustrated by
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi. After discovering the image on the Scholastic website, the fans quickly shared the news and the stunning image on fan sites, Twitter and other social media sites. The cover of the first five books in the new trade paperback format can be found at
"Devoted Harry Potter fans scour the web every day for any news about the series, and we were happy to have them discover and reveal the fifth new cover by the talented Kazu Kibuishi," said
Stacy Lellos, VP, Marketing, Scholastic Trade Publishing. "With the reveal for the first book on Good Morning America, the second third and fourth book covers at Book Expo America, the LeakyCon convention and the American Library Association convention respectively, it took no time for fans to catch the fifth cover right on the Scholastic website. We have two more fun reveals planned in the coming month."
The complete series of new books and a new boxed set from Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, will be available on
August 27, 2013, as part of the 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, published in
Today, 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
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. Two more new covers will be revealed in the coming weeks.
SOURCE Scholastic Inc.