There can never be too many magical creatures in one’s life, can there? Bloomsbury Publishing has created a new version of the 2001 original by Rowling (with her original drawings, not many of them though…). The 2017 version is illustrated by Tomislav Tomic (inside) and Jonny Duddle (covers). The new version is a lot more attractive and thicker – around 40 pages have grown into over 100. In addition to pictures of the beasts, there are decorated initials.
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 2017
Original language: English
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is probably the textbook from the Hogwarts I would like to own as an original magical version. The real world book doesn’t quite rise to the level of one’s imagination, but the new version gives a lot more to admire than the earlier one. The woodcut style illustrations fit perfectly to the theme. Although another interesting style could have been a 1920’s art deco – the style of the era when Newt Scamander’s original would have been published.
It will be interesting to see which magical creatures are featured in the next film in the series of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Will there still be the great favourites niffler and bowtruckle? Is something else going to steal the attention this time? And what will be the setting? Some predictions say Hogwarts will have a major presence in the second part of the series, but the iMDb plotline keywords imply New York, London and Paris are on the map. With Johnny Depp and Jude Law in the cast of this sequel along with the previous MCs, I can’t wait to see it. Still one year to go…
Can you imagine anything cuter than Funko Pop Niffler?
Something to use your pencils for