Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Schools : eBook : Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

eBookHarry Potter and the Philospher Stone

As you know, 2017 is the celebration of 20th anniversary of Harry Potter saga. The first book Harry Potter and the Philospher Stone was published on the 20 June 1997.

In 2015, Bloomsbury and Scholastic published the first fully illustrated version of the Harry Potter books, with all of the art work done by the award-winning British artist, Jim Kay.

Harry  Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling
illustrator: Jim Kay

"Muggles, grab your wands and hop on the Hogwarts Express because Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is getting a whole new look".

Jim Kay’s fully illustrated edition of Philosopher’s Stone & the wizarding world is available since last September 5 with an interactive eBook created using Kindle in Motion technology, which will allow fans, our students, to tour scenes from the book and see illustrations come to life. 

eBookHarry Potter and the Philospher Stone
Illustrator Jim Kay, who created the beloved illustrated print edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2015, is bringing back the same style readers know and love but with a few never-before-seen additions.

This first look features a Gringotts goblin hard at work, and the moving front cover, which features an owl that actually flies and billowing smoke floating from the Hogwarts Express.


Students/fans will be able to experience the frenetic activity of Diagon Alley, witness an enchanting sorting ceremony and watch as the Hogwarts Express prepares to depart from Platform 9 ¾.

eBookHarry Potter and the Philospher Stone


When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin...

As students return to school this fall, prepare yours to be spellbound by this dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and its much-loved characters in this Kindle in Motion edition of one of the world's favourite books: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate students better if they are new readers of Harry Potter.

eBookHarry Potter and the Philospher Stone
Students will also be able to see newly animated character portraits, which will include the ever-dreaded Draco Malfoy and the dearly beloved Albus Dumbledore.

Other highlights:

As I wrote above the moving book will include a multi-page spread of the lively Diagon Alley, an animated portrait of Draco Malfoy and a handy guide to trolls.

As well as moving images, students/readers can still tailor their reading experience, adjusting font sizes with the newly sized words magically reflowing around the animation and images, and, if they choose, toggle the animations off or on.


This book can be read on any device, including Kindle E-readers. And it's available for download on almost any tablet or smart phone.

Kindle in Motion books include art, animation, or video features that can be viewed on certain tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android. You can switch features on or off at any time.

Language: English

Price: $9.99

Other resources: Videos

Curricula : Languages & Media

Level: Different levels. It will depend of the profile of your students. Teachers will prepare some activities to explore the e-book. 


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