A Peek At the New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling

March 27, 2017 / 1 Comment / Mini-Reviews, Product Review

fantastic-beasts-banner-mostlyyalitHi all, I’m delighted to be promoting this new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling! Thanks to Raincoast Books, I got a copy of this last week, and let me tell you, Potterheads, you need this.

About the Book:

As many of you probably know, Fantastic Beasts started as a Hogwarts school book that Harry Potter and his friends use in class.  Written by Newt Scamander, it’s a guide to the many weird and wonderful creatures in the Potterverse.

A Peek At the New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | J.K. RowlingFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J.K. Rowling
Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)
Series: Hogwarts Library
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Publication date: March 14th 2017
Source: Finished copy from Raincoast Books (thank you!)
Format: Hardcover
My rating:
Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.com | The Book Depository | Google Books | Audible

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle.
An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ...
'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' Albus Dumbledore


This book was the basis for the Fantastic Beasts movie that came out last year (which you all saw, right?). J.K. Rowling plans to make several more.

This new edition updates the original with six new characters tying back to the movie of Fantastic Beasts, including the Thunderbird, the Wampus and others.

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The other part that is really, REALLY cool is that there’s a new foreword by Newt that mentions a new things about the character. It also hints at some of the things we might be seeing in the next movie.

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To say any more would be depriving you of the fun of this new edition (although if you want spoilers, Hypable has them). Not only does it have new content, it also has new, beautiful illustrations. AND all the proceeds benefit Comic Relief and Lumos, charities that help young people in the UK and around the world.

Pretty awesome, right?

Jackie wants to know if she’s considered a fantastic beast.


The new Fantastic Beasts is out in bookstores now. Are you picking it up? Are you Harry Potter-obsessed, like me? What did you think of the Fantastic Beasts movie? Let me know in the comments!

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One response to “A Peek At the New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling

  1. I need this new set of books. They look great. I have no idea where my originals are of this one and Quidditch. So I’ll probably be buying them again. Love this cover and that they added new beasts and a foreward from Newt. And sadly I have not sent the movie yet (no time with baby), but hubby is buying me a copy of the movie!

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