JK Rowling and Scholastic Celebrate 15 Years of Potter
It’s been 15 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published. In that time, the books have been published in 73 different languages and sold over 500 million copies worldwide. There have been eight movies, a theme park, and even an entire music genre devoted to the boy wizard. This morning, author JK Rowling appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the big anniversary. In the interview, she revealed that Dumbledore is the character she misses the most. “I feel like I wrote Dumbledore from the back of my head because sometimes he said things and told Harry things that I only knew I knew and believed when I saw that I’d written them down in the voice of Dumbledore,” Rowling confided. “He was the character who was hardest to leave.”
In celebration of the 15th anniversary, Scholastic is releasing all seven books with new covers designed by American graphic artist Kazu Kibuishi. The new covers each show an important scene from the books. The box set with the new cover art is on sale now.