Get ready for amazingness, Potterheads: in 2017, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through the Ages will be re-released with new cover art. Authored and illustrated by Jonny Duddle (well-known for his work in The Jolley-Rogers series), these companion books promise excitement, silliness, wisdom…and of course, a little bit of magic.
The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts library, Quidditch Through the Ages is a must-read for every magical sports fan out there. This beautiful new cover features a small gold cup at the very top (the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup? The Quidditch World Cup?) and a blue-and-gold-cloaked Seeker. From the doubleTs on the back of his cloak, we can surmise that he is a member of the Tutshill Tornados (the team that Cho Chang so staunchly supports in the Harry Potter series). But whether you’re a Tornado supporter or not, the new edition of Quidditch Through the Ages promises to be an awesome read.
Though most famous for The Tale of the Three Brothers, Beedle’s collection of stories encompasses a wide range of imaginative wizarding tales. It even includes commentary from Dumbledore himself! At the top of the new cover, we see the stump from one of Ron’s favorite childhood stories, Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump. Lower down, we can see an anxious Beedle being chased by the one-legged pot from The Wizard and the Hopping Pot.
Good luck, Beedle. Everyone knows pots are faster than humans.
Even if we are all Muggles, we can still smuggle a bit of magic into our lives through books like these. Unfortunately, the new cover art for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hasn’t been revealed yet (maybe they’re waiting for the movie release in November?). But until that time, you can indulge in your Potter mania with these two beautiful new editions.
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