Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
Illus. by Levi Pinfold. Gryffindor House Edition. Bloomsbury, 2020.
(Age: 9+) Recommended. Collectors of the Harry Potter books will rejoice in this latest offering featuring the courage, bravery and determination of Gryffindor House. The book is handsomely produced, from its bold red cover and sprayed red edges to the gorgeous gold foils around the rising phoenix in the centre of the cover and striking illustrations surrounding it. Inside the book, Levi Pinfold, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, has done an outstanding job of portraying Godric Gryffindor, surrounded by twining leaves, a rampant lion and slithering snake. Also, at the front of the book is a beautiful map of Hogwarts School and an introduction to the story. Right at the end there is a portrait of Sirius Black and an outline of his life and achievements.
This is one in a series of highly collectable Harry Potter books and fans will find it difficult to resist this edition. Readers new to the series will be happy to have such a splendid book, telling the tale of Harry finding that he has the Order of the Phoenix at his back to fight Voldemort.