Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated (Hardback)
J. K. Rowling (author), Olivia Lomenech Gill (illustrator)
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. This invaluable manual, compiled by revered expert Newt Scamander, has provided many a young witch and wizard with invaluable advice on what to do should you come face-to-face with a bloodthirsty Kappa or stampeding Erumpent.
We refer you to the guideline danger-ratings, as laid out by the Ministry of Magic for the safety and protection of wizarding pupils. Those such as the harmless lettuce-eating Flobberworm (x – boring) shouldn’t cause problems to any with more than a newt’s crotchet of intelligence. Some care should be taken when facing the moderately perilous Salander or Shrake (xxx – competent wizard should cope) but as long as you wear the protective clothing appropriate to their handling, you should survive without loss of limb.
Extreme caution should be exercised should you find yourself in the presence of a Chimaera or Acromantula (xxxxx – wizard killer), if you do find yourself in such an unfortunate predicament we suggest you consider running.
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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 1276 g
Dimensions: 290 x 250 mm