A sneak of the illustration of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic’s arrival at the Hogwarts Castle made by Jim Kay was revealed by Pottermore this Monday (9). Jim Kay is the artist behind all the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books.

The art is part of the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Globet of Fire, which will be released, in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 8.

Altogether the book will have 115 new illustrations. The art on the cover shows Harry Potter getting into the Hogwarts Quidditch field, which was transformed into an arena, ready to face the Hungarian Horntail during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.

Cover and back cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Globet of Fire (Image: Jim Kay and Bloomsbury/Disclosure)

Remember the book’s excerpt

“Something large, much larger than a broomstick — or, indeed, a hundred broomsticks — was hurtling across the deep blue sky toward the castle, growing larger all the time.
– It’s a dragon! – shrieked one of the first years, losing her head completely.
– Don’t be stupid…it’s a flying house! – said Dennis Creevey.
Dennis’s guess was closer… As the gigantic black shape skimmed over the treetops of the Forbidden Forest and the lights shining from the castle windows hit it, they saw a gigantic, powder blue, horse-drawn carriage, the size of a large house, soaring toward them, pulled through the air by a dozen winged horses, all palominos, and each the size of an elephant.”

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