- Publisher: Bloomsbury (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408803011
- ISBN-13: 978-1408803011
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (358 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Paperback – 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Written in J.K. Rowling's consistantly humorous style, the book is interesting, and to prevent the information from becoming boring, there are lots of funny remarks and comments supposedly "written" by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, two of the Harry Potter books' main characters.
It is also fascinating - if you observe the book carefully, you will see how much effort has been put into it to make it look like it really DID come right out from Harry's world.
This book is a must for Harry Potter fans everywhere, but should only be read after completing the main books, as otherwise it will not be as easy to understand. Also, from purchasing this book, you will have the pleasure of knowing that you have helped a great cause, no matter where you might be.
Another benefit for any reader of Harry Potter books is that it gives one a greater understanding of why creatures like the centaurs in the first book and the mermaids in the fourth book mostly want little to do with humans. Of course this portrayal of the centaurs behavior is only in the book and not the movie, and therefore wouldn't be at all intriguing to someone who has only seen the movie, but only to a true addict like myself. I can't wait till the 5th book is released - I WANT MORE!
Some people are complaining that certain animals are not in this book. Here is why:
Voldemorts snake: It is a Basilisk
Thestral: Look under "Winged Horse." Only one sentence though
Blask-Ended Skrewts: Because Hagrid bred these monsters illegally, he is the only one to know this and has not registered them with the MoM
The only monster that I can think of right now that is not included is the boggart, though I am sure that there are others. I think that Rowling should write some more books like this one in order to give us more info into the world of HP. I would like to see one on things like vampires, hags, and goblins, since they are not in this book because they are termed "beings" (able to speek and comprehend the human language), and one on the MoM and wizards in other countries (schools; MoM's; and habbits, such as flying carpets in the middle east).
What's it all about:
Newt takes beasts to the next level in the wonderful book. We are able to learn about the becoming of what are truly beasts and who are beings. This book goes through every known beast across the world and depicts just how dangerous they are and where they can be found.
The Best Parts:
I love the history behind how throughout the wizarding history who was decided to become a beast and who stayed a being. I also liked that with each beast there was a system in check to state their danger. This allows for if we ever encounter these beasts we know just how to handle them.
The Worst Parts:
I would have loved photos of these beasts to have been in this book. A lot of them I had to look up online, but then I remembered that they will be doing a movie for this book to help it’s readers understand these beasts. This movie will be released Nov. 18, 2016.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Silly me, I thought this book was what the new movie is based on. It's not, it's more like a dictionary or encyclopedia. NOT a novel.Published 1 day ago by R. Jones
I love anything Harry Potter related. I especially liked the comments included by different characters from the movies.Published 2 days ago by Music lover
Wish the book was longer. I understand it's for charity, but I felt like I was just studying for a test the whole time. Read morePublished 3 days ago by bhoyos
This book is set up like a text book. It isn't a story or anything but literally a list of different magical creatures and how they were discovered and what they do. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Brandye Bradley