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. This is an essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, and includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts!
Narrated by Eddie Redmayne, this is the first audio book edition of Scamander 's textbook ever to be released. Having starred as Newt Scamander himself in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who better to narrate this Hogwarts Library book from one of the Wizarding World 's most famous Magizoologists' Eddie 's film credits include The Danish Girl, My Week with Marilyn, Les Miserables and The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Actor.
Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents -
No wizarding household is complete without a copy ' Albus Dumbledore
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! Prepare to be dazzled by the wild wonders of the wizarding world in this sumptuously illustrated full-colour edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (writing as Magizoologist Newt Scamander), illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill
No wizarding household is complete without a copy * Albus Dumbledore *
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which were written in aid of Comic Relief and now support both Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Olivia Lomenech Gill has a first class degree in Theatre at Hull University and an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. She has built her career as a professional fine artist and has been exhibited at all the major London Art Fairs. Olivia's first professional illustration commission, Where My Wellies Take Me, written by Michael and Clare Morpurgo, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the English Association Picture Book Award. Olivia lives and works in north Northumberland in a timber studio she built by hand with her husband, a paper conservator. They also have a workshop in a nearby village which houses Olivia's three tonne printing press.