Years ago when I first read Harry Potter, I thought, "I wish this book was illustrated". I had hoped for some simple black-and-white line drawings. Now, however, there is a deluxe full-colour lavishly illustrated edition that completely exceeded my modest expectations. This illustrated edition is a magnificent book. It has a full-colour dust jacket, a built-in ribbon bookmark, decorated endpapers and it is printed on lovely, glossy high-quality paper. It is a pleasure to touch and read this edition. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative. I think the illustrated edition is magnificent and I'm thrilled that this magical story has been released in such a sumptuous version. Highly recommended.