Author J.K. Rowling hosts a special family fundraising evening in aid of her children's charity, Lumos
IN PHOTO: Author J.K. Rowling hosts a special family fundraising evening in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, at the "Warner Bros. Studio - The Making of Harry Potter in Hertfordfshire" in London November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris Reuters/Olivia Harris

The first fully illustrated version of the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" will reportedly be hitting the shelves on October 6. All the illustrations in the book are said to have been approved by the celebrity author J.K. Rowling.

The illustrations of some of the prominent characters are different from what the fans of the franchise have seen in the movies and in the illustrations of the past books. Time has managed to get a sneak peek of some of the illustrations for the fans. The new book will reportedly be released by Bloomsbury in the UK and by Scholastic in the U.S. The two publishers have been distributing books from the franchise in their respective markets.

A total of six images of popular characters from the franchise have been released for the fans. A new look of the character "Harry Potter" shows a young boy with black hair and round glasses. Hermione Granger is seen with curly hair and holding a wand in her hand.

Ron Weasley is the only character for which a pencil sketch was released. Draco Malfoy can be seen with a large forehead and blue eyes. He can be seen wearing his Slytherine robes and carrying a measuring tape. Rubeus Hagrid is another recognizable character with his large figure and a black beard.

According to the report, the author of the "Harry Potter" series, J.K. Rowling, has seen a "majority of the illustrations." The story of the book will focus on the protagonist coming to know his true identity and facing the main villain of the story for the first time after he goes to a special school.

Fans of the franchise who have already read the books will remember the first book to be "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." The movie adaptation of this novel was however titled as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and a book with the same name is also available for purchase from Amazon.

Multiple versions of the "Harry Potter" books are already available for fans. Apart from the paperback and the digital versions, there are also audio books and the partially illustrated versions of the books. Fans of the franchise can also choose a gift edition from the series.

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