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Mini review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

InstagramCapture_b8fb65ed-1cea-4d14-a075-2238e3da666eA 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

There isn’t much to say about this edition as its so similar to previous editions. I have to say I do love this updated edition of Fantastic Beasts, the new edition of Fantastic Beasts is illustrated by Chris Riddell and features six new Beasts from the latest movie, including the Thunderbird. I’ll leave the others as a surprise. It lacks the fun annotations from Harry, Hermione and Ron, the foreword by Albus Dumbledore but the new beasts, gorgeous illustrations and brand new foreword by Newt Scamander himself more than make up for it.

The general format is the same as previous editions and each beast still has its MoM rating, Newt’s introduction offers a more detailed and fascinating insight into the history of fantastic beasts and how they fit into the magical world. This edition offers a fascinating insight into Beasts we’ve previously only seen in the movie and is a must have for any Potter fan!

Published by: Bloomsbury

Publication date: 14/03/2017

Page count: 144

Buy from: Waterstones Book Depository

 

18 thoughts on “Mini review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)”

  1. I’m definitely going to have to buy this copy! I have the little red one that stays in my Harry Potter book chest, so this one would be fun to display!

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