Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) J. K. Rowling

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 12mm | 120g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408803011
  • ISBN 13: 9781408803011
  • Illustrations note: B&W Illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 235

Product description

As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa - others you certainly won't: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold ...As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too ...On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione - couldn't resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.

Customer reviews

By Nina Midtsian Harmens 17 Apr 2014 5

Such a sweet and interesting book. Definitely an uplifting read that can be useful after reading something depressing or a bit heavy. Made me smile several times, and just thinking about it gets me in a better mood. There is no doubt that I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Harry Potter series. :)

By Myat Yi WIn 12 Jun 2013 5

Such an interesting book, will fulfill your curiosty about the creatures of the wizard world. I read the whole book in one sitting.
As usaul the weird and funny oddballs of the wizards' world and sense of humor of the author always amuse me.
Love it, worth every penny with beautiful cover and interesting read.

By Laura 31 Jul 2011 4

An enjoyable companion to the HP books.

By Nikola Ilic 12 Jul 2010 5

This is undoubtedly my favorite HP book, beside HP 1-7. It contains extraordinary introduction written by Newt Scamander, and it gives brief look of the history of relation between wizards and magical creatures. Then we have magnificent A-Z description of 75 creatures, and each one will amuse You, I can guarantee that! One more full strike by J.K., hope she'll make some more of this, I'll be first in line to buy it!