Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by J.K. Rowling
Nikki’s Rating: 8 out of 10
Summary: Updated and now available to Muggles, Newt Scamander’s compendium of magical creatures, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is a must-read! Listed alphabetically, Newt Scamander gives important information on all sorts of magical creatures from the dangerous dragons, and their types, to the beautiful elusive unicorn.
8 Fun Things about J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(May Contain Spoilers)
1. The World
The Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling is absolutely brilliant and imaginative. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is just another glimpse into that wonderful Wizarding World.
2. Immerse Yourself
With a Foreword by New Scamander and the Introduction, which includes a history of magical beasts and Muggle awareness and Ministry of Magic beast classifications, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them really immerses us into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
While not quite a story, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is a fun, enjoyable quick read.
My only complaint is that Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them isn’t filled with drawings of all the magical creatures! The drawings that are featured are adorbs and make me want these beasts even with dangerous M.O.M. classifications.
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is all about animals and while they are fictional it is interesting to see how J.K. Rowling imagined them.
6. Comic Relief
Comic Relief, a charity with a vision of a just world, free from poverty, gets a donation with each sale of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.
With each sale of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, donations also go to Lumos, a nonprofit set on ending the institutionalization of children.
8. Quidditch Through the Ages
For further reading into the Wizarding World, besides the Harry Potter series, check out Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.