Pottermore revealed four pairs of pages from the North American illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle, the Bard, by Scholastic. With Austrian Lisbeth Zwerger’s artwork, the book will come out both in the US and Canada on October 9th, 2018.

Lisbeth Zwerger won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s illustrator, one of the most important of children’s literature. Throughout her career, the artist was responsible for several classic books, including Hansel and Gretel, Thumbelina, The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid. Her artwork is recognized by similar style to the British illustrators from XIX century.

There will be another edition in United Kingdom, illustrated by Chris Riddell, which will be released seven days before the North American’s, on October 3rd, 2018.

In United Kingdom, Bloomsbury will release its own illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle, the Bard

[J.K. Rowling]’s profit with the sales of The Tales of Beedle, the Bard will keep being donated to Lumos, NGO founded and presided by the author which works to improve children and teenager’s lives around the world.

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News by: Gabriela Schulz
Translated by: Caroline Dorigon
Reviewed by: Anna Viduani