Ready your wallets, Potterheads. The Harry Potter companion books are getting new covers, and they look amazing. Both The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch through the Ages have gotten their redesigns, but you'll have to wait a little longer to see what the new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them looks like. The redesigns are part of U.K. publisher Bloomsbury's celebration of Harry Potter's 20th — yes, 20th — anniversary.
Two of the Harry Potter companion books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch through the Ages, were originally released in 2001 to benefit Comic Relief, a British charity. Sales of the books "rais[ed] over £17 million" — about $21 million USD — to help impoverished children around the globe. When the books were re-released in 2008 alongside The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling again donated proceeds from their sale to the children's charity.
Author and illustrator Jonny Duddle is the man behind the new covers for the Harry Potter companion books. Duddle previously wrote and illustrated Gigantosaurus, The King of Space, The Pirate Cruncher, The Pirates Next Door, and The Jolley-Rogers series of children's books. Check out his covers for two of the Harry Potter companion books below, and just imagine what he has in store for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Harry Potter companion books will be re-released with their new covers in 2017. The Leaky Cauldron reports that Duddle's redesigned edition of Fantastic Beasts is slated for release on Mar. 14. In the meantime, catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, in theaters on Nov. 18.
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