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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling

By Pamelascott

A brand-new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander), and 6 new beasts!

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents...

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[The Acromantula is a monstrous eight-legged spider capable of human speech]

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(Pottermore, 14 March 2017, first published 2001, ebook. 128 pages, Prime Reading)

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I had a lot of fun reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I was curious after seeing the movie which actually has a very loose connection to the book. This is a book for Harry Potter fanatics. It offers nothing of interest to anyone else. Some of the beasts are familiar and feature in the books and movies, either prominently or they're referenced. Other beasts I'd never heard of. The black ink illustrations throughout are well done as well. There is a hardback illustrated edition of this by Jim Kay who illustrates the other Harry Potter illustration editions as well so this might be worth checking out as the art-work in the other Harry Potter illustrated editions is gorgeous.

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