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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them : Illustrated Edition - J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Illustrated Edition

By: J.K. Rowling, Olivia Lomenech Gill (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 7th November 2017
ISBN: 9781408885260
Number Of Pages: 160

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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!

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.


A book to keep forever.


I will have the pleasure of keeping this book until my twin grand-daughters are at least six or seven years old, then I will pass it to them.



Excellent as usual


When I find an author I like I set out to buy all the books they have written and then all the books they continue to write



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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No wizarding household is complete without a copy * Albus Dumbledore *

ISBN: 9781408885260
ISBN-10: 1408885263
Audience: BCH
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 7th November 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 x 25.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.28
Edition Number: 1

J. K. Rowling

About the Author

J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone was eventually completed.

Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

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