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

For the screenplay of the 2016 film, click here.

A copy of Fantastic Beasts and 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 in they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

-- Albus Dumbledore

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338132311
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 11,381
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
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

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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 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 More than 1 year 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 4 months ago
Is the best,
Anonymous 7 months ago
Describes the known magical beasties in the world of Harry Potter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read after seeing the movie and to help with a good cause by buying this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, not what I expected though
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and really helped with the creatures from the books!
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Anonymous 12 months ago
How do you get a boy to like you and how can you tell if they like you
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Only modestly ent3rtaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased after reading reviews. Many had said that Harry and Ron had notations in the margins ( reason I had purchased ), but not so with my nook purchase. Why? Dissapointed. If you want to know about the creatures go for it, but dont expect the extras with an ebook.