Were you aware that this renown author is the ninth, best-selling fictional writer of all time? well she is!!
J K Rowling bought us the magical wizarding school of Hogwarts and the enchanting, yet dangerous world that surrounds the pupils and her young hero the tragically orphaned - Harry Potter. Since her first publication in 1997 we have been introduced to quidditch, moving paintings, flying cars, giant spiders and more. Her imagination knows no bounds.
The Harry Potter series completed after her 6th book, finally ending at a full circle. Now it was the turn of the next generation to attend Hogwarts, catching the Hogwarts Express at London's King's Cross Station, Platform 9 ¾.
Prior to writing that final, 6th book, J K Rowling published 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' in 2001. It is set ahead of Harry Potter in the 1920's and tells us about the unseen, magical creatures residing within that yet to see mystical universe, introducing us to Newt Scamander, who has created his own fantasy world, with the mystical creatures he rescues.
It is the creatures of the Harry Potter World that Steiff have decided to recreate using their own artistry magic. We have Harry Potter's devoted 'familiar' the snowy owl Hedwig. Buckbeak the hippogriff , who is a mix of a giant eagle and a horse, who is Hagrid's regarded companion and Picket, the twig-like bowtruckle who appears devoted to Newt.