I have read the Harry Potter series many times as well as soon the movies. I love it and have found a new home tucked away within a book. I still get joy out of reading it over and over again! However, I received the Illustrated Books for Christmas and reading this version of the book was like finding the Wizarding World for the firs time all over again! When reading this beautifully illustrated book you have an idea of what the characters and settings look like from own mind plus the experience of the movies. The illustrations give you a new take and out look on the series. This book is great for new comers to the series and those who have been reading for years! It brought me back home and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the series will become with the illustrations.