New Fantastic Beasts Book Out 2017

In a new announcement on Pottermore concerning the eighth Harry Potter installment, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, Pottermore has revealed that a brand new edition of the Fantastic Beasts book will be released in 2017.

There will also be a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017, with new content by J.K. Rowling, as well as new formats and editions of the Hogwarts Library books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

As this new edition with new content is coming out after the release of the first Fantastic Beasts movie, it’s likely that we are to be meet a few new Beasts this November.


The release date for the first new edition, illustrated by Jonny Duddle, is February 9th 2017, as confirmed by Bloomsbury:


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, is publishing on 9th February 2017.

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entranced wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world, with Scamander’s years of detailed research and exploration creating a tome of unparallelled 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 find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold … With an introduction by Albus Dumbledore and some rather surprising handwritten notes from former Hogwarts pupils, this brand new edition will cast new light on many wonders of the wizarding world.

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