Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Witches and wizards rejoice! Harry Potter fans everywhere are excited to learn more about their favorite wizarding world with the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, now in theaters.

The New Film

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

This movie is based off the Hogwarts textbook by the same name, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (available through Link+), and will be a five-part movie series.

Discover more about the movie!

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Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all new adventure, to the big screen. Introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artifacts and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York. Explore the filmmaking magic behind MACUSA, the secretive American counterpart of the Ministry of Magic; and the magical secrets of Newt’s case.

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The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Step inside the world of the talented art departments who were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

The screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, an epic, adventure-packed story.

Revisting Hogwarts

Relive the magic of the Harry Potter series, or read these for the first time!

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Beautiful Illustrated Versions

Fans of the series can also check out the newly illustrated versions of The Sorcerers' Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. These books have been reprinted as massive hardcover books packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations done by the talented Jim Kay.

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The 8th Story in the Series

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The adventures of Harry Potter continue in this official 8th story of the series! Note, that this is a script from the play currently running in London, and not a novel.

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Celebrating the Wizarding World

Celebrate like a wizard with these magical dishes, knits, and inspirational reads!

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory - More than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike

Contains 150 recipes inspired by the Harry Potter novels, with a guide to where the foods can be found in the books, including good food with bad relatives, treats from the train, the favorite cook's dishes, holiday fare, and more.

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Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter

You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers! Pick patterns inspired by the Weasleys, stock up at Diagon Alley, show your house colors, conjure up gifts, or create pieces to help you feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter. Contains directions for a Wizard Robe, an Invisibility Shawl, a Quidditch Sweater, Ron's Ragg Raglan, a Clock Blanket, Harry Christmas Ornaments, and more. Easy-to-follow patterns, color photos of the finished projects, and illustrations of special stitch patterns and design elements make it easy for all knitters.

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Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures

Explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

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Pottermore

The home page for all things Harry Potter, this site features J.K. Rowling's thoughts and exclusive content about the wizarding world. Get officially sorted into your Hogwarts house and Ilvermorny house (the American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry), discover the perfect wand for you, and conjure your first patronus! 

If you don't want to experience the website and just want to get sorted, you can just take the quiz.

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Butterbeer!

Indulge in the classic beverage enjoyed by Harry Potter and friends throughout the series. Try one of these great recipes at home and feel like you're in Hogsmeade!

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Share your favorite Harry Potter book with us!

Are you excited for the new movie? Share your favorite Harry Potter book (and Hogwarts House if you know it now) in the comments!

Comments

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I am so excited for this movie to come out!! Great post about one of my favorite worlds and all it's magic!

The first two recipe links don't work! This is such an awesome post that it would be great to compare all the recipes. Can't wait for the movie and to try the different recipes!

Hello, thank you for your feedback. It does appear that some of the recipe links on that external site no longer work. I have taken that link down, directly posted the working recipe links into this blog, and added a few others. Hope you are able to try some!

Hey the first three book links don't seem to be working. Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay I was able to search for them separately and find them but the links kept saying "No catalog results found ."

Hello, thank you for your feedback! Yes, it appears that the original links I added changed. This occasionally happens when materials are first added to the catalog, records are merged, ect. Links are fixed now! =)

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