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Harry Potter Artist Mary GrandPre to Speak at Scholarship Breakfast

Posted by: Rosi
March 16, 2010, 05:09 PM

Mary GrandPre, the artist behind the cover art and illustrations in the U.S. Harry Potter books, will be the keynote speaker at The Girls' Middle School's Annual Scholarship Breakfast. The breakfast - "Step Into the Magic" - will take place on the 28th of April from 8:00am to 9:15am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cabana in Palo Alto, California. Tickets are required to attend the event and cost $100 each; you can buy them at this link. As outlined on the school's website, The Girls' Middle School aims to:

[Provide] a creative, diverse and nurturing learning environment with innovative programs in computer science, engineering, entrepreneurial education, beginning and advanced Spanish, and social and emotional learning.
Additionally, you can enter a raffle to win a boxed set of the Harry Potter books in hardcover, signed by Mary GrandPre. Tickets to enter the raffle cost $10 each and you do not have to attend the event to win. You can find more information on The Girls' Middle School's website.

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4852 Points

Cool! I love her covers!!!!!


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 16, 2010, 05:14 PM report to moderator
359 Points

I agree. I love how she captures some of my fav. scenes!

Posted by WillowEve ^HISS^ on March 16, 2010, 05:27 PM report to moderator
160 Points

A very talented artist and from the looks of it a very worthy school. I hope they manage to raise what they need.

Posted by lurking_llama on March 16, 2010, 08:12 PM report to moderator
107 Points

she signed my copy of dh! it was kind of rushed but she was really nice

Posted by hallows or horcruxes? on March 16, 2010, 09:51 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

Mary Grandpre did an incredible job in translating the content of the novels into visual art that complemented and defined the franchise here in the states. I hope that her speech is enjoyable for all who attend.

Posted by Kirk on March 16, 2010, 11:02 PM report to moderator
12348 Points

It sucks not being in California when Harry Potter events happen!

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on March 16, 2010, 11:59 PM report to moderator
276 Points

Her covers were wonderful. Even though California is nearby, I don’t have enough money to go on trips as often as I would like.

Posted by leigia on March 17, 2010, 01:05 AM report to moderator
3777 Points

wow she is such a good artist
thatd be really special

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on March 17, 2010, 01:32 AM report to moderator
1740 Points

So she’s the one that illustrates those mysterious pictures! That raffle sounds pretty cool! I may just enter……

2168 Points

cool. i really do <3 her covers. although nothing beats the original, right? ;p

Posted by MaggieNoise on March 17, 2010, 01:00 PM report to moderator
1481 Points

This is a joke right?

Posted by Mew5645 on March 17, 2010, 02:15 PM report to moderator
1420 Points


Posted by alicia00 on March 17, 2010, 03:15 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

Actually, on the Russian editions of HP we have the same pictures, so I can say that for me Mary GrandPre’s work is an integral part of Harry Potter novels))) I wish I could attend this meeting)

Posted by Pollytomat on March 17, 2010, 04:53 PM report to moderator
519 Points

I think that this is an amazing event, and I am personally a big fan of her artwork. I, myself, am an artist-in-training, and am in awe of her work.

Posted by RavenclawGirl13 on March 17, 2010, 09:29 PM report to moderator
187 Points

Wish I could be there!

Posted by BellatrixGranger on March 18, 2010, 03:18 PM report to moderator
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