Apr 19, 2014

Review -- Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

16122237Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Author: Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)
Release Date: November 8th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 88
Format: Hardcover, Hogwarts Library, Bought

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Synopsis:

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.

- Albus Dumbledore




My Review:
The first thing I noticed about this book was the little notes that were written throughout it mainly by Ron, but some of Harry as well. The first page shows that the book belongs to Harry as well as some notes about Ron having to borrow it because his fell apart. I loved that about this book. I loved reading to see when they would write a new note within the pages. It gives you even more of a connection with the characters that you already had.

This book is exactly what it says, it tells you the names of the beasts as well as where they are located. The beasts go in alphabetical order and it even tells you their danger levels as well. I was very intrigued as I read through the book. There are lots that are mentioned within the actual stories, but some that weren't. It was neat to learn more about all of them that we have heard of. I loved the danger levels. It was nice to see them labeled out of what sort of caution you should take you came across them.

There is even a history in the front of it speaking about how the beings and beasts labels came about. It also explains that some of them listed in the book are called beasts, but only because that species wanted it to be that way. Like the Centaurs for example, they didn't want to be called a being and be included in the Ministry of Magic. They wanted to be left out of that sort of life, so they were put into the beast category.

Anyone who was fascinated by the beasts within the story will love this book. Even if you weren't, this book is still high entertaining and definitely needed by any Harry Potter fan. I loved it very much and feel more connected to the world than before.

Couldn't Put It Down!!

1 comment:

  1. AH, I need to read this so bad because Harry Potter is love <333 Glad you liked it :DD

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