Updated edition of Fantastic Beasts library book will include new magical creatures

Olly Moss' re-design Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

5th January 2017

The new edition of the classic Hogwarts Library book has been brought up to date by J.K. Rowling with an additional six beasts, as well as a new foreword and illustrations.

The latest edition of classic Hogwarts Library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been revised by J.K. Rowling to include new beasts.

Six new magical creatures will feature in this up to date edition, out on 14 March, as well as a brand new foreword from Magizoologist Newt Scamander and some beautiful line illustrations by artist Tomislav Tomic.

Known to Potter fans as one of the textbooks from Harry’s days at Hogwarts, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first published in 2001. The fictional book was ‘written’ by Newt Scamander – the hero of J.K. Rowling’s debut screenplay and feature-length film.

As well as proving to be an indispensable creature compendium to Harry, the book has enchanted readers’ imaginations ever since. And like any diligent author, J.K. Rowling has revisited the original text to bring it in line with recent developments in the Wizarding World. We won’t ruin the surprise of which beasts these will be, but let’s just say there may be a few familiar faces. Or snouts. Or beaks.

Graphic artist Olly Moss designed the eBook cover of this new edition for Pottermore, while print publishers Bloomsbury (UK) and Scholastic (US) have their own fresh artwork. Take a look:

Fantastic Beasts Hogwarts Library editions
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  • Fantastic Beasts eBook cover for Pottermore by Olly Moss

    Fantastic Beasts eBook cover for Pottermore by Olly Moss

  • Scholastic's Fantastic Beasts cover by Headcase Design

    Scholastic’s Fantastic Beasts cover by Headcase Design

  • Bloomsbury's Fantastic Beasts cover by Jonny Duddle

    Bloomsbury’s Fantastic Beasts cover by Jonny Duddle

Proceeds from the sale of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will go towards Comic Relief and Lumos – J.K. Rowling’s own children’s charity. Both charities aim to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people have a better life.

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