FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, NY — Scholastic is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017. Publishing on March 14, 2017, the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, a new cover design and original illustrations and doodles by J.K. Rowling throughout. Originally released in paperback by Scholastic in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by fictitious author Newt Scamander (a character from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World), was published to benefit Comic Relief, a U.K.-based charity organization. The new edition will also benefit Comic Relief.
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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film of the same name which will open in theaters in the U.S. on November 18, 2016. Scholastic recently announced that it will also publish the original screenplay of the Fantastic Beasts film written by J.K. Rowling on November 19th in the U.S. and Canada.