Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a book of magical creatures that no Harry Potter fan should be without!

A copy of FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

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Overview


Straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a book of magical creatures that no Harry Potter fan should be without!

A copy of FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

-- Albus Dumbledore

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES

"With these two books, Rowling displays her remarkable imagination and her genius for creating a parallel world through her words." -- USA TODAY

"Harry Potter's textbooks now cast their own spell." -- TIME

"Amazingly imaginative." – ASSOCIATED PRESS

"These amusing, imaginative little paperbacks are required reading for all Potter fans." -- NEWSWEEK

"Harry Potter fans who pride themselves on knowing every minute bit of Hogwarts trivia will devour both books." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545850568
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2015
  • Series: Harry Potter Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 134,698
  • Age range: 8 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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Albus Dumbledore ..... vii
Introduction by Newt Scamander
About This Book ..... ix
What Is a Beast? ..... x
A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts ..... xiv
Magical Beasts in Hiding ..... xvi
Why Magizoology Matters ..... xx
Ministry of Magic Classifications ..... xxii
An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts ..... 1
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