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Previously Unpublished Harry Potter Illustrations by Mary GrandPre

In honor of Jo Rowling and Harry’s birthdays being today, here are some previously unpublished illustrations by the original American cover and chapter art artist, Mary GrandPre. They’re so beautiful!! There are a few more, which you can see here.

I’m obsessed with these. The artwork on the books did such a great job of setting that very uniquely Harry Potter atmosphere of whimsy and vibrance and… magic!

I’m so mad they’re reissuing the covers, I don’t like the new ones at all! I’m all for change but they’re literally just worse.

At the Bahamas there was this wipeout type water park with an Adventure Time theme.  #vacation #bahamas #adventuretimewaterpark

At the Bahamas there was this wipeout type water park with an Adventure Time theme. #vacation #bahamas #adventuretimewaterpark

First time on a ship; it was a three day cruise to the Bahamas.  They give you a mug for this hi-tech unlimited soda dispenser, it was root beer 24/7 baby!!!!  I’m happy but a little dehydrated. I’m going to miss those machines. #vacation  #bahamas #cruise

First time on a ship; it was a three day cruise to the Bahamas. They give you a mug for this hi-tech unlimited soda dispenser, it was root beer 24/7 baby!!!! I’m happy but a little dehydrated. I’m going to miss those machines. #vacation #bahamas #cruise

It’s a miracle that a Kiki’s Delivery Service pencil case and a hair pin are the ONLY things I bought at EPCOT Japan.  #epcot #wdw #waltdisneyworld #vacationswag

It’s a miracle that a Kiki’s Delivery Service pencil case and a hair pin are the ONLY things I bought at EPCOT Japan. #epcot #wdw #waltdisneyworld #vacationswag

Yesterday was the last day at Disney.  Dragged my sisters to the Academy of Animation!  Thoroughly enjoyed it (them; not so much) It’s a 30 min learn how to draw a Disney character class; where they never repeated a character…and let me you, it was hard fighting the compulsion to NOT get back on line every 30 mins!! #wdw #waltdisneyworld #hollywoodstudio #academyofanimation @amscerra @scerrajd @karriephinney

Yesterday was the last day at Disney. Dragged my sisters to the Academy of Animation! Thoroughly enjoyed it (them; not so much) It’s a 30 min learn how to draw a Disney character class; where they never repeated a character…and let me you, it was hard fighting the compulsion to NOT get back on line every 30 mins!! #wdw #waltdisneyworld #hollywoodstudio #academyofanimation @amscerra @scerrajd @karriephinney

Wallpaper from ‘The Great Movie Ride’ at Hollywood Studio. Ain’t it a beau! (To be read in a 40s accent) #waltdisneyworld #wdw #hollywoodstudio

Wallpaper from ‘The Great Movie Ride’ at Hollywood Studio. Ain’t it a beau! (To be read in a 40s accent) #waltdisneyworld #wdw #hollywoodstudio

May have went over board…. #wdw #waltdisneyworld #pintraders

May have went over board…. #wdw #waltdisneyworld #pintraders

My childhood favorite parade…although the Celebration of Fantasy parade was fantastic; Beautiful costumes and engaging  characters I ran out of power so no pictures. #disney #magickingdom #eletriclightpatade #fantasyland

My childhood favorite parade…although the Celebration of Fantasy parade was fantastic; Beautiful costumes and engaging characters I ran out of power so no pictures. #disney #magickingdom #eletriclightpatade #fantasyland

More From the Journey of The Little Mermaid ride, this time Ursula.  I sang the entire time on this ride… #disney #thelittlemermaid #waltdisneyworld #fantasyland #magickingdom

More From the Journey of The Little Mermaid ride, this time Ursula. I sang the entire time on this ride… #disney #thelittlemermaid #waltdisneyworld #fantasyland #magickingdom

The Little Mermaid ride, LOVED the animatronics!!! #thelittlemermaid #disney #waltdisneyworld

The Little Mermaid ride, LOVED the animatronics!!! #thelittlemermaid #disney #waltdisneyworld