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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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65 Comments

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95 Points

Aww I have to get them too now heheee. I do think that it spoils it a bit by having JK as well as “Newt Scamander” Hmm suppose you’ve gotta’ put it there so people know she wrote it :/

Posted by Happy_Orange on April 15, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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2224 Points

I wish the U.S. would come out with new cover art for these two AWESOME books.

Posted by on April 15, 2009, 11:13 AM report to moderator
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674 Points

Yay! New Potter books to buy. I’ve had the others since the day they were released so I’m excited for the new spiffy coverart!

Posted by joelface on April 15, 2009, 11:35 AM report to moderator
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2016 Points

I’m TOTALLY getting these… since moving away from home I can’t find my orginal ones… the publishers are trying to do another Beetle the Bard cos – lets face it – they could end up doing just as well!

Posted by JustSuperMione on April 15, 2009, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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127 Points

I likes ’em!

Posted by Jennie Rae Urban on April 15, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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117 Points

If they are from Bloomsbury, does that mean they’re only available in the UK or can American’s get them too?

Posted by penni_cent on April 15, 2009, 02:35 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

i already own them but thats awesome :D

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on April 15, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
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7393 Points

Cool!

Posted by saffran { roar } on April 15, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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791 Points

can’t wait!!

Posted by DanielleD on April 15, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator
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1980 Points

i need it!!

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on April 15, 2009, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

Wow. I guess I’m going to be shelling out some more cash.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 15, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator
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3263 Points

good, it’ll be an excuse to buy them agin… not that I wouldn’t anyway.

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on April 15, 2009, 07:56 PM report to moderator
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1911 Points

Harry’s B-day!! I’ve had my US editions since i was 7…thats 7 years now!!

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on April 15, 2009, 09:00 PM report to moderator
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1717 Points

That’s cool, but I liked the originals. I’m going to get these, though, so that way I can have both versions. . . . And I’ll have a reason to buy more HP related books :)

Posted by mOOn-stArs-sUn [WBM] on April 15, 2009, 11:45 PM report to moderator
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524 Points

thanks JKR it will be good to have them out again updated.

Posted by HGROSS44 on April 16, 2009, 02:24 AM report to moderator
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