Joshua Rich
March 28, 2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The wizards behind the Harry Potter phenomenon created quite a stir today when they released not one, not two, but three covers for J.K. Rowling’s final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. For us kids of all ages who are desperate to find out how the whole shebang ends, this is quite a big day, indeed.

And we have three images to peruse for clues before 12 million copies of the book hit US stores on July 21st. The orangey North American edition features the first wrap-around cover in the series’ history, with a cloaked HP holding up his arm (waving goodbye?) on the front and a sinister-looking He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named on the back. In the U.K., meanwhile, the adult edition bears the simple image of a pendant with a jeweled “S” on it, while the kids get a busier, almost comic-book-ish depiction of HP and his homies amid a pile of treasure. All of them, in their own ways, look pretty cool, huh?

But what does it all say to you? Spot anything of significance in these pics? Scholastic has added a nice feature to their website where you can magnify the cover art to search for hints. Then again, you don’t have to be a Hermione to know that, well, they’re probably just teasing us.

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