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New Cover Art for Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages Due July 31, 2009

Companion Books
Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 04:43 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, has announced they are re-releasing two of the companion books this summer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. Due to be released July 31, 2009, you can see here in our galleries the new artwork for Fantastic Beasts, and the new Quidditch cover art here.

The Bookseller cites a spokesperson for Bloomsbury as saying :“There are always new Harry Potter readers coming to the series each year who will be looking for other exciting things to read.” According to the article the two books "will again raise funds for the charity with £1.15 from each £4.99 title sold going to Comic Relief." "Previous editions of the book were published in a slim format similar to the £1 World Book Day books but the latest editions will be chunkier versions comprising 128 rather than 96 pages, including the original illustrations. So far, according to Nielsen BookScan, Fantastic Beasts has sold 509,473 copies while Quidditch has sold 491,853."

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523 Points

the “Fantastic Beasts” looks awesome! I wonder if Scholastic will release them for north america…or i’ll have to find some friends in the UK!

Posted by Phlegm dela Coeur on April 14, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

The new cover is fantastic. Too bad it costs too much to import it into the United States.

Posted by Kirk on April 14, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
2404 Points

Great artwork!

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on April 14, 2009, 11:21 PM report to moderator
15914 Points


Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 14, 2009, 11:23 PM report to moderator
15914 Points

And I want a copy of those even though I already have the original ones. :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 14, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
463 Points

AH. I want the new covers! I still haven’t gotten Quidditch Through the Ages yet though. :/

Posted by silverwings [FTC!] on April 14, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
153 Points

i love the old ones. Those seem like real books straight from Hogwarts but these new ones are just like additional books from JK. Tho i’ll buy them anyway! :)

Posted by Shalanarah on April 15, 2009, 12:21 AM report to moderator
181 Points

I’m thrilled! I’ve been waiting to buy them both, and I’ll be waiting for the new ones. Huzzah!

Posted by Accio... Sarah! on April 15, 2009, 12:28 AM report to moderator
592 Points

COOL! I don’t have a copy of either, so I can get them now. Which ones is the one with the comments from Ron and Harry?

Posted by **Annie** on April 15, 2009, 12:44 AM report to moderator
87 Points

I liked them, they are somewhat traditional and they now match the Bard’s cover, which is also a plus.

Posted by AnnaMel on April 15, 2009, 05:45 AM report to moderator
1603 Points

I don’t like this cover much.. I mean the old one was more realistic…

Posted by vandy[FTC] on April 15, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

Awesome covers!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 15, 2009, 06:37 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

So cool

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 15, 2009, 06:51 AM report to moderator
330 Points

Does anyone know if they’re going to be released separately? I have Fantastic Beasts, but I can’t find a copy of Quidditch Through the Ages by itself anywhere!

Posted by Wolfheart (WBM!) on April 15, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

Wow! I don’t have Quidditch Through the Ages either, so I definitely getting that one…

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on April 15, 2009, 09:21 AM report to moderator
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