The image shows Harry Potter in the cupboard under the stairs where the Dursleys make him sleep.
All the artwork for the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition has been created by Jim Kay, who won the Kate Greenaway medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (read about how Patrick and Jim created that book and look at a gallery of Jim’s illustrations). The front cover image shows Harry Potter beside the Hogwarts Express.
Back in December 2013 Jim Kay told us how he would tackle the illustrations and described the feeling of “an implosion of brain-freezing terror” he had when he was chosen as the new Harry Potter artist.
The book will be published on 6 October 2015.