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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
     

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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by J. K. Rowling
 

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For the screenplay of the 2016 film, click here.

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

Overview

For the screenplay of the 2016 film, click here.

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 …

Comic Relief will give the money it gets from the sales of this book to projects helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

Please note: This is the 2017 edition of Pottermore’s Hogwarts Library ebook, featuring bespoke cover artwork from Olly Moss and a new foreword from J.K. Rowling. Pottermore’s official screenplay to the 2016 Warner Bros. movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - is available separately.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Two new books penned by J.K. Rowling will help tide over Harry Potter fans as they await book five, and raise money for a good cause: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, an A to Z listing of all beings magical (and required reading for all first-year Hogwarts students), and Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (a "renowned Quidditch expert"), the official handbook of the wizard's sport of choice, both with a foreword by esteemed Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore. Rowling wrote the books to raise funds for Comic Relief in the U.K., a charitable organization helping poor and disadvantaged people in Africa and the U.K. (not affiliated with the U.S. Comic Relief organization). Many printers and paper suppliers are joining in the effort by donating their services. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
KLIATT
J. K. Rowling's two new offerings have immediately catapulted to the top of all the bestseller charts. These are must-purchases for Harry Potter fans. All proceeds will go to Comic Relief UK, a group that helps fund needy children in the world's poorest cultures. Quidditch looks like a well-worn library book, complete with a replica of "Property of Hogwarts Library" stamp, wrinkles, a list of borrowers and due dates, and a dire warning from librarian Irma Prince about consequences for defacing or mistreating the book. Professor Dumbledore has written a thorough foreword that explains why Muggles are about to learn the sport of Quidditch. The pages are crammed full of pure imaginative delight. The history of the sport, from the first flying broomstick in A.D. 962 to the development of the Nimbus 1000 racing broom, roles of the players, techniques, and more are included. Fantastic Beasts is actually Harry Potter's own copy of the book, reproduced. It is generously inscribed with comments and notes from Harry, Dan Weasley (his book fell apart), Hermione, and others. This is the 52nd edition of the book, which is a study of magical beasts (MAGIZOOLOGY), beginning with an explanation of what actually constitutes a beast. The beasts themselves are described and then rated with an M.O.M. classification (Ministry of Magic): X = boring, XXXXX = known wizard killer, impossible to train or domesticate. These two slim volumes will have to tide Harry Potter fans over until the next installment of the Harry Potter series, which is due out in November. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Scholastic, 42p, illus,19cm, $3.99. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Rita M. Fontinha; Lib. Media Spec., Norwood H.S. Norwood, MA, May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These slim paperbacks are made to look like actual Hogwarts tomes, complete with creased covers and plenty of marginalia scribbled by Harry and other students. Fabulous Beasts, a facsimile of Harry Potter's very own textbook, contains descriptions of 75 magical beasts, written in a wonderfully dry yet droll style by a renowned magizoologist. Quidditch is the facsimile of a Hogwarts library book, which had to be literally pried from the hands of librarian Madam Pince. It gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules, as well as a rundown of each of the 13 league teams of Britain and Ireland. Harry Potter fans who pride themselves on knowing every minute bit of Hogwarts trivia will devour both books. From Professor Dumbledore's introductions to the price listed on the back cover (14 Sickles 3 Knuts), readers will find a wealth of detailed magical lore and laugh-out-loud humor. Neither book is as gripping as the actual series, of course, but fans who are waiting for the fifth installment will be entertained by these volumes in the meantime.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781105757
Publisher:
Pottermore
Publication date:
03/14/2017
Series:
Hogwarts Library book
Sold by:
Pottermore Limited
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
5,203
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Newt Scamander was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, in 1979 in recognition of his services to the study of magical beasts, Magizoology. Now retired, he lives in Dorset with his wife, Porpentina, and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films by Warner Bros. She has written three companion volumes to the series in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid of her children's charity Lumos. Her website and e-publisher Pottermore is the digital hub of the Wizarding World. She has recently collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts Parts One and Two, which is now running at The Palace Theatre in London’s West End. J.K. Rowling is also the author of a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of three crime novels featuring private detective Cormoran Strike, which are to be adapted for BBC television. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Perthshire, Scotland
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:
Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Education:
Exeter University
Website:
http://www.jkrowling.com