The award-winning team behind the artistry of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films are back, this time to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s third Harry Potter book. Expect Knight Buses, Grims in teacups and even 8 interactive elements! Out today!

To pick up the MinaLima edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, you can do so from MinaLima’s website, Bloomsbury's website or Scholastic's. Fans visiting the MinaLima site will be able to look into getting hand-signed copies of the book too!

After lending their beautiful artistic stylings to the first and second Harry Potter books, MinaLima return for the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Here’s a look at the cover.


The book’s cover is richly detailed, as ever, focusing on Buckbeak the Hippogriff soaring over the iconic Hogwarts turrets. The golden framing around the cover includes smaller references to J.K. Rowling’s iconic story, such as a little teacup (a nod to Harry’s introduction to Divination and tea leaves?) and the Hogwarts house animals.

The graphic design team are no strangers to the nuances of the wizarding world, of course, perfecting the iconic look and feel of some of your favourite props from the films, such as the Daily Prophet or the Marauder’s Map.

Now, see how the team have brought the third Harry Potter story to life, when Harry’s story starts to get a little bit darker.

Here are a few glimpses inside.


Here, we see MinaLima’s interpretations of a festive Hogsmeade (which Harry visits for the first time in this book) a side-profile of the glorious, purple Knight Bus and the warm glow of the Divination classroom.


We especially love the adverts on the side of the Knight Bus and the Christmassy feel of the Hog’s Head pub. What are you most excited about seeing brought to life from the third book?


When asked about the team’s work on the third book, Mira (one half of MinaLima!) said:

‘When we first started illustrating the Harry Potter series over five years ago, we were already looking forward to Prisoner of Azkaban for two reasons. In this book we start seeing a real development of the bigger overarching plot – dark forces are coming closer to take hold of the Wizarding world – so we knew it would be an interesting challenge to convey this changing course while not losing the light-hearted humour of a group of clever and witty children. The other was that, for many fans, this is their favourite book from the collection so we knew that the scrutiny – and, we hope, enjoyment – would be at their peak!’