Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling & Olivia Lomenech Gill

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Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling & Olivia Lomenech Gill
Series: Harry Potter Illustrated Editions
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: IllustratedUrban fantasy, Witches
Pace: Slow
Format: Novel
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Year: 2018
5th sentence, 74th page: Many a Muggle child has been accused of vandalism when an offended Knarl was the real culprit.

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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 includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.


I really enjoyed the first reading of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So I was super, amazingly, ridiculously excited to read the illustrated and expanded edition. Actually, I was incredibly disappointed to finish this story. It was just so damn good.

I always enjoy companions and partners to series that I’m obsessed with. This is no different. But the amazing images by Olivia Gill… they just add an extra layer of… well… obsession to this. The images alone in this book would make me want to flick through it again and again and again. But, partnered with the realistic wording and creation of a whole new world.

This was my quiet, easy, late night read with a cup of tea. It has that sense of wonder and awe that I find with every Harry Potter book, but the illustrations add an extra sense of waboom. Incredibly disappointed that I had to finish this, and it didn’t continue on forever.

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