Harry Is Here (Actually, It’s Just the Cover)

mlk-fcvr-sized.jpgIt’s another day, and I have another update about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Scholastic, the book’s publisher, has released cover art for the seventh and final Harry Potter book (this just in: it’s due at River City Books on July 21 at 12:01 a.m.) Once again, Mary GrandPré, illustrator of all six previous U.S. editions of the Harry Potter books, designed the cover. As you can see (click on to enlarge), the cover features a dramatic sky of oranges and golds and it depicts 17-year-old Harry with arm outstretched.

“For the first time the cover is a wrap-around,” said David Saylor of Scholastic. “On the back cover spidery hands are outstretched towards Harry. Only when the book is opened does one see a powerful image of He-Who-Must-Not-Be- Named, his glowing red eyes peering out from his hood.”

Check back tomorrow when I’ll have an exclusive one-on-one Barbara Walters-style interview with J.K. Rowling. OK, maybe not.

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