Scholastic Reveals Cover of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition to Be Published on October 8, 2019

(New York, NY – March 12, 2019) Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today revealed the cover of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay. Featuring over 115 color images, the illustrated edition will be published simultaneously in the US and UK on October 8, 2019, and subsequently around the world in more than 21 languages.

The first three Harry Potter Illustrated Editions were published to global critical acclaim and Jim Kay’s artwork was universally embraced by fans and new readers alike. There are more than 3 million copies in print of the current Harry Potter illustrated editions in the US alone.

For the stunning front cover image of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition, award-winning artist Jim Kay has captured the moment Harry Potter faces the Hungarian Horntail dragon during his first task at the Triwizard Tournament. A deluxe Collector’s Edition will be released on November 5, 2019.

Pottermore will today exclusively reveal additional artwork from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition. Visit to see more of Jim Kay’s beautiful art.

About J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold more than 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 different languages and made into eight blockbuster films.

She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos).

Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. Her crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, were published in 2013 (The Cuckoo’s Calling), 2014 (The Silkworm), 2015 (Career of Evil) and 2018 (Lethal White), and have been adapted for TV, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard commencement speech was published in 2015 as an illustrated book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, and sold in aid of Lumos and university-wide financial aid at Harvard.

In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which is currently running at The Palace Theatre in London’s West End and at The Lyric Theatre on Broadway.

Also in 2016, J.K. Rowling made her screenwriting debut with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A prequel to the Harry Potter series, this new adventure of Magizoologist Newt Scamander marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in November 2018.

The script books of both the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two and the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were published in 2016, and the script book of the film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was published in 2018.

As well as receiving an OBE and Companion of Honour for services to children’s literature and philanthropy, J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honours, including France’s Légion d’Honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

About Jim Kay

Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster, and worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and then as an assistant curator of botanical illustrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew before returning to producing art full-time. After a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance career began. Alongside his illustration work, Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to the group exhibition Memory Palace at the V&A museum in London. In 2013 Bloomsbury commissioned Jim to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s classic series and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition was published to international acclaim in 2015. Jim lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner.

About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates and distributes quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12 and other products and services that support children's learning and literacy both in school and at home. With 14 international operations and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom libraries, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 98 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition
By J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
October 8, 2019; Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN 9780545791427; $47.99

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Collector’s Edition
By J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
November 5, 2019; Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN 9781338572346; $300.00

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