- Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
- Format: Multiple copy pack
- Dimensions: 224mm x 229mm x 175mm | 3,810g
- Publication date: 27 August 2013
- ISBN 10: 0545596270
- ISBN 13: 9780545596275
- Edition: Special edition
- Edition statement: Special
- Sales rank: 1,694
The perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike, we now present a breathtaking special edition boxed set of J. K. Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books! The box itself is beautifully designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and the books create a gorgeous, magical vista when the spines are lined up together. The Harry Potter series has been hailed as "one for the ages" by Stephen King and "a spellbinding saga" by USA Today. Now is your chance to give this set to a reader who is ready to embark on the series that has changed so many young readers' lives.
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J. K. Rowling is the author of the beloved, bestselling, record-breaking Harry Potter series. She started writing the series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998, and the series concluded nearly ten years later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published in 2007. J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children. Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the "New York Times" bestselling "Amulet "series and "Copper," a collection of his popular webcomic. He is also the founder and editor of the acclaimed Flight anthologies. "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," his first graphic novel, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, and "Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper" was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. Kazu lives and works in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their two children. Visit Kazu online at www.boltcity.com. Mary GrandPre has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the "New Yorker," the "Atlantic Monthly," and the "Wall Street Journal," and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPre lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.
By Sarah 12 Oct 2014
I was so excited to receive this box set and when it arrived i was not disappointed at all! The art work is beautiful and each cover fits perfectly with the story. When i first ordered these books i thought that the book covers would be shiny but they aren't, they are what I would call matte. Which is definitely better, it was totally worth the price. The only thing that annoys me is that because these books are printed in america the first book is 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone' instead of 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' I still don't understand why the Americans had to change it since calling it the philosopher's stone makes more sense, but anyway what can you do? I can't wait to read these books.
By Aerowalk 31 Aug 2014
Please educate yourself, the book is called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in US.
Even the first movie is called the same.
Scholastic is the US publisher of the book. Bloomsbury is the UK publisher of the book. You bought the US version.
By Jill 29 Aug 2014
Can anyone explain to me why the first book in this box set is titled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" and not "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" like every other edition I can find? The 'sorcerer's stone' is referenced throughout the text also. Very disappointing if this is a poor translation that has not been corrected throughout an entire book. My 6 year old noticed this anomaly within 1 minute of us opening the box. Is this why the set is discounted??
By Mariajose 29 Jun 2014
Anyone know what English is? American or British?
By Mike (the situation) 04 Dec 2013
i just received mine! i was so excited for this. the box set arrived in a very good condition, so no problem there. the beautiful illustrations by kazu kibushi are amazing, they're probably the main reason why i bought this box set. rich colors, beautiful art, everything looks 'magical', he really cached the spirit of the series, and for that i'm thankful. it might be a little bit pricy, but it's definitely worth it, trust me. i'm not a huge fan of a paperback based books, but since the books are so light and easy to hold, i'd consider it a plus. overall, great experience and great service from 'the book depository', i'll continue to shop here and i recommend you all to do the same! thanks again.