November 7, 2017

New Editions of "Fantastic Beasts" Published Today

I owe you a general update, but first up, is the info about the new illustrated editions of Fantastic Beasts.

The newly illustrated edition is now available in both hardback, and a special edition (hardback with slipcase).

“This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.
Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander's years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.
This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.”

The description for the deluxe edition adds: “This deluxe edition is a must-have for any Potter fan. It comes with a gorgeous art print in a beautiful slipcase”. 

Here is the cover art and info for the standard edition:


ISBN: 9781408885260
And for the special edition:


ISBN: 9781408890288

As you can see, they look as if they’ll match the illustrated Harry Potter books (both in hardback and special edition formats). As mentioned above, it features new and updated text compared to the original edition. The Tales of Beedle the Bard will also receive a new illustrated edition, as well [in both hardback and special edition formats.] which will arrive next year. Although, nothing yet for Quidditch Through the Ages, though it may be too early to tell at this point. Also, it’s too early to know if Beedle the Bard will have any changes to the text.


Also for next year, is the illustrated edition of Goblet of Fire.

It definitely looks like a great piece of art, much the same way that Jemima Catlin’s illustrated edition of The Hobbit is. 

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