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I have never paid much attention to the Harry Potter covers, by the time I got into the series they were so familiar that I never looked closer. Recently I've been finding a lot of things in the art that I had never noticed before and I'll never be taking these covers for granted again. Here's a list of all the things I found:
1. A Bludger
2. Possibly a flying key?
4. Unicorn that hasn't been killed by Voldemort
5. The Snitch
8. Student sneaking out of bed
1. Snake engravings on the pillars
2. Mrs. Norris
3. a VERY LONG snake
4. Written in the same style as the messages left by Ginny
5. Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom?
6. The Sword of Godric Gryffandor
7. What is with the cloak? Is that from the story or is it just supposed to go with the red theme?
9. Lockhart's shadow?
1. Hadrid's Hut
2. Harry's Patronu
3. Womping Willow
4. Forbidden Forest
7. Lots of Dementors
*This is one of my favorite covers. Hogwarts at night is beautiful and I love that all of the Marauders are on this cover one way or another (if you count the stag as a version of Prongs)
It turns out the covers are as amazing as the stories are, filled with many small details that create the magic. And I also notice something new each time I look at them, just like when I read the books.
How about you, did you notice anything new? What do you think of the more questionable objects? Did you see anything else hidden in the art?