Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is an A to Z listing of magical beasts—those you've heard of and some new ones, and their classifications. Written by Newt Scamander (aka J. K. Rowling), it's on the required book list for all Hogwarts students and a much-revered text by Hagrid, groundkeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439295017
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/12/2001
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: NC1230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About 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 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.


Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England


Exeter University

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Gwen-M More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. Once again, J.K. Rowling shows her genius regarding the world of Harry Potter. I love the inserted sarcastic comments from Harry and Ron and the forward by Dumbledore; they really give the book a more authentic feel, as if you actually reading Harry's personal school book. It's a wonderful book and a great addition to any Harry Potter fan's collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a wonderfully fulfilling and boastful thing to be able and describe to people what a Horkylump is, or a Biting Fairy, or the different breeds of Dragon. Though fairly short, this book gives detailed descriptions of the whimsical creatures that JK Rowling has included in the Harry Potter series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a good book it is quite short but gives alot of background on the wizarding world wildlife
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It was short and I wanted a little more information but it's still great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend has this book and I love it. I am going to get it. I thougt the side notes that Ron and Harry made were funny. I love it.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I would personaly suggest that you get this book. It will help you understand the movie better, and help you forsee what will happen in upcoming movies. I would like to say that this is not the 2001 edition, and there are some diferences. In the 2001 edition it has handwitten notes from Harry, Ron, and Hermione. it also has a bit featuring a seven-year-old Newt. and has illustrations by Joanne Rowling. But there is also a wee bit of a discrepency between the book and the movie, in which it says that Newt graduated. In the 2017 edition it debunks rumers spread by Rita Skeeter. It also Has six new beasts. It has more illustrations but, they were not done by Joanne Rowling. And it says that Newt left hogwarts, rather than graduated hogwarts. Personaly I enjoyed both editions. If you would like to buy the 2001 edition you could probally find it on ebay or amazon. I read this book shortly before doing a school project on extinction and had points docked for acidently calling a dodo a diricawl.
Anonymous 13 days ago
This was a great read after seeing the movie and to help with a good cause by buying this book.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good, not what I expected though
Anonymous 9 months ago
I love harry potter and the spin-off fantastic beasts and where to find them so I highly advise to buy and read this book
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is a nice book but seems to be lacking the comments in the margins from Harry and his friends. I'll take another look in case I missed something but I'll probably return this to B&N.
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I just loved the book and it was well written. Movie too, is quite a wonder and relates back to the book almost exactly. I have NOT read the movie book, but on the high quality of this book and the movie I intend too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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Great read and really helped with the creatures from the books!
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Anonymous 11 months ago
That was mean and true im 11 years old and who needs pictures and this is not a reply from the review 11below me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We Americans have any book you can think of!! I don't know if you know this or not but, I'm almost positive we Americans have more books then YOUR tiny little brain can comprehend, so next time you say something like, and I quote:"if you even have that in america" don't think we amaricans will just sit back and let you say that, beacuse we won't!! Think on this for awhile and mabye it'll make sence to you in 50 years!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only modestly ent3rtaining