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Pottermore to publish new edition of Fantastic Beasts

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Harry Potter fans have even more to look forward to in 2017: Pottermore will publish a new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them following the release of the 2016 film.

Pottermore announced the news Thursday morning, revealing the book will be available March 14. The new edition will house a foreword from Rowling writing as Magizoologist Newt Scamander, six brand new beasts, new line illustrations from Tomislav Tomic, and a new cover by Olly Moss, who designed the seven most recent Harry Potter eBook covers. Proceeds from the sale of this edition will benefit Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, originally published in 2001, is a Hogwarts textbook dissecting the various beasts and creatures that inhabit the Wizarding World. According to Pottermore, this new edition will “bring the original classic up to date with new content that reflects the exciting developments in her Wizarding World, with the release of the movie event of 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was inspired by the original edition of the book.”

Fans will be able to find the new version as an eBook or in hard copy via Bloomsbury in the U.K. and Scholastic in the U.S. Copies can be preordered now.