If you are in the process of collecting the Hard Cover Harry Potter series, buyer be ware. There are new versions of this book coming out that are totally different from the originals. This is the second book of the series that I have returned because it is a newer version. The original versions of the Hard Cover books are larger and have the beautiful book jackets. The new versions are smaller and shorter without the book jackets, but instead have a gloss hard cover. However, unless you pay closer attention to the specific book dimensions, there is no way to tell which book you are receiving.
I have been in the process of collecting these books for my mother, sometimes direct mailing them straight to her home. She and I have been very disappointed when waiting for a book to come back into stock so it may be shipped out, then opening an Amazon package to find that is does not match the rest of the series. Who wants a strange shaped book in a collection that does not match?
Amazon should be forced to denote this very clearly as a "new version". Now we must seek out replacements elsewhere each time this has happened.