Page Count: 64
Published on: June 1, 2001
Published by: Arthur A. Levine --for Comic Relief
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's
Source: Paperback--borrowed/temporarily stole from my mom's bookshelf (thanks, mom)
My Rating: 5 stars
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 pounds 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.
During the past few weeks, I read this amazing book for the Summer Cram-A-Thon. I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and I can't believe that I've waited this long to read Fantastic Beasts. Like the other Harry Potter books, this book deserves 5 stars.
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them is meant to be a textbook that the students of Hogwarts read and use as a resource for their studies. It reads like an informative text, but the beasts that are featured in this book make it far from boring. Each beast is described in detail and there is a forward/prologue of sorts that describes Newt Scamander's journey to writing this book. Dumbledore also wrote a 4 or 5-page preface about Newt and about the proceeds from the book sales was to go towards Comic Relief.
My favorite part of this book was the history that was included throughout the book. It added more to my image of the wizarding world and it was just lovely to read. I also loved that Ron & Harry had written little notes throughout the book. My edition, and I believe all editions have little notes and comments from when Harry & Ron used the textbook for the class.
This book is an essential for any Harry Potter fan. I'm so excited for the movie(s) that are to be released, and I can't wait to see what they do with this book when adapting it for the big screen.
There is one thing that I wish was featured int this book, and that is illustrations for each creature. Some creatures were so unique and cool sounding. I think it would be really cool if they had illustrated this book. I can't wait to see what creatures will be mentioned in the movie.
I hope you enjoyed this review! I can't wait to read and review Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. I've had my copy preordered for a while, so I will not hesitate to read this as soon as I get my hands on it.
Happy reading, everyone!