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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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1317 Points

What an amazing artist. I have a Harry Potter calendar that she did many years ago and the pictures are incredible!!!

Posted by hewy on March 18, 2010, 11:46 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

What a good cause. I do enjoy her artwork

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on March 20, 2010, 07:56 PM report to moderator
311 Points

Our illustrations here in Brazil are the same illustrations in the U.S. Harry Potter books, so we’ve always loved her here. The first british Harry Potter book I acquired was the fifth, so it was just then that I realised our illustrations were not the original.

Posted by Madam Snape on March 20, 2010, 11:23 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

That sounds like such a neat event — so exciting that she is helping out a school! :o)

4481 Points

This woman is awesome! Imagine being “the one” to do all this art for the series. So talented!

Posted by Smitch on April 26, 2010, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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