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THE BOOKS’ ILLUSTRIOUS ILLUSTRATOR

Mary GrandPré, 64, now an abstract painter, takes a second look at Sorcerer’s Stone.
One of Mary GrandPré’s alternate Sorcerer’s Stone covers

We often ask writers about the first sentence they wrote on a project. For you, an illustrator, what was the first brushstroke for Harry Potter?

Oh gosh, it would probably be more of a pencil line than a brushstroke! I guess I would have started drawing an oval shape to

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