Harry Potter, A Pop-Up Book, will be released nationwide on November 16, 2010 three days in advance of the release of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! I am as excited about sharing this book with the world as I have ever been. It may be a cliché, but this really was a labor of love. My own daughters grew up with Harry as we spent countless nights enjoying the developing epic while I read aloud to them at bedtime. Harry has been an integral part of our lives for the past decade and more.
Advance reviews have been very positive and I am bursting at the seams to share this magical book with you. The illustrations by Andrew Williamson (concept artist for the movies themselves) are phenomenal and the text by Lucy Kee is entertaining and informative. I will be making several appearances this fall to present this book, along with my new collaboration with Chuck Fischer: A Christmas Carol. I hope both books will find their way into your family’s personal library.
Dates are still firming up, but a couple of events have been set: First up, Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, November 18 at 5 pm. It has also been confirmed that I will be appearing November 20 at Books of Wonder in New York, along with my great friend and pop-up maestro, Robert Sabuda, as well as Matt van Fleet, author of many wonderful interactive children’s books, like his new Cats. The timing of this event couldn’t be better, being the morning after the debut of the latest movie.
For a sneak peek at Harry Potter, A Pop-Up Book, click here or look under the Book Profiles link above.